PHOTO NATION. With this issue, we begin a new series, Photo Nation. The first photo essay and accompanying text are by Eugene Richards, a photojournalist and filmmaker, is the author of Stepping Through the Ashes (Aperture) and The Fat Baby (Phaidon). Richards is a fellow at The Nation Institute. Research support was provided by the Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute.


We’re looking for thoughtful, provocative student voices to tell us what issue most concerns their generation. Essays shouldn’t exceed 800 words and should be previously unpublished work that demonstrates fresh, clear thinking and superior craftsmanship. The winning entry will be published in The Nation, and the winner will receive $500. Five finalists will be published at Deadline: March 31. Send entries to: (for more information go to


Bryan Farrell has won the Gertrude Blumenthal Kasbekar Fellowship for his web article on NASA climatologist James Hansen’s refusal to let the Bush Administration mute his work on global warming. The award is given to Nation interns who conduct research on science and healthcare issues.


The Notion, The Nation‘s new blog, features Richard Kim’s comments on the uproar that greeted a Harper’s article by an AIDS denier. Marking International Women’s Day, Cynthia Enloe reports on protests by antiwar feminists against the increasing militarization of American society and the attendant cult of masculinity.