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'Blockadia' Activists Up the Ante Against Shell Oil

For more than 36 hours, activists on land, sea, and in the air held up the ship headed to Shell’s Arctic oil-drilling effort.

Arun Gupta

Activism

People Will Remember Shell Oil As a Symbol of Planet-Destroying Greed

On the day the heat index in an Iranian city broke world records, Shell Oil moved forward with its plan to drill in the Arctic.

Bill McKibben
Election 2016

How Rand Paul Could Have Profited From a Debt-Ceiling Crisis He Helped Create

At the height of the debt-ceiling debate, the senator failed to disclose his financial interest in a US default.

Scott Keyes
Sports

Why Tom Brady Is Worth Defending

A conversation about Tom Brady and union power with the NFLPA’s George Atallah.

Dave Zirin

From the Magazine

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Profile

Get Ready for Scott Walker… and the Ruthless Politics of Walkerism

For the presidential candidate from Wisconsin, politics is a win-at-any-cost competition for power.
John Nichols

Scott Kevin Walker, fresh from a free-spending yet folksy campaign in which he carried his lunch in a brown paper bag and promised to create 250,000 jobs, delivered his first inaugural address as governor of Wisconsin on January 3, 2011. “I stand before you not as the governor of one… Continue Reading >

Books & the Arts

The Virtues of Difficult Fiction

If novels aren’t worthy challenges, we have no reason to linger in their pages.

Joanna Scott

Elements of Style

The legendary Balanchine dancer Violette Verdy embodies the alchemy that turns music into meaning.

Marina Harss

Chucky Taylor, Liberia’s Other Monster

The fate of Liberia was ensnared by uniquely American pathologies.

Aaron Leaf
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Journal

Ferlinghetti in June

Writing Across the Landscape collects the poet’s travel diaries—which, he says, “may pass as news stories filed by a reporter from Outer Space.”
Lawrence Ferlinghetti

FRANCE–NORTH AFRICA (May–July 1963) Rodez, June 25 If “God” still exists it’s here in the great brown cathedral of Rodez with its huge mass of Gothic glowering, its huge high square tower, its huge high dark interior at sunset, with the late brilliant light flooding through its high round rosé,… Continue Reading >

Focus on the Environment

'Blockadia' Activists Up the Ante Against Shell Oil

For more than 36 hours, activists on land, sea, and in the air held up the ship headed to Shell’s Arctic oil-drilling effort.

Arun Gupta

The Apache vs. Rio Tinto

The San Carlos tribe is fighting to block a massive mining project that would cut a two-mile wide crater through sacred land.

Nick Kimbrell

People Will Remember Shell Oil As a Symbol of Planet-Destroying Greed

On the day the heat index in an Iranian city broke world records, Shell Oil moved forward with its plan to drill in the Arctic.

Bill McKibben
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The Nation’s 150th Anniversary

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