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Nancy S Bishop

Nancy S. Bishop is publisher and Stages editor of Third Coast Review. She’s a member of the American Theatre Critics Association and a 2014 Fellow of the National Critics Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. You can read her personal writing on pop culture at, and follow her on Twitter @nsbishop. She also writes about film, books, art, architecture and design.

The Shoulda Been Candidate

While the Republicans were playing clown car with 17 candidates on the debate stage, the Democrats had three. And the best one—I believe the most electable one—never got any traction, never got above 3 or 4% in national polls. I’m…

Going Beyond Beyond

When we launched Third Coast Review in January, we defined the Beyond page this way: We’ll go Beyond. Our focus will clearly be Chicago but occasionally—because of travel or whim—we’ll report on an artist, event or venue beyond Chicago, Cook County…

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