The Nation

on Jun 30, 2015 - 07:00 AM ET
Gone with the Wind

Gone with the Wind, published 79 years ago today, was reviewed in The Nation by the novelist Evelyn Scott, who was mostly critical of the book. In a letter to the editor regarding Scott’s review, the literary scholar F.W. Dupee complained that “the bad writing and unreal characters are touched by [Scott] in a manner to suggest that they are merely casual blemishes.” On the...

150th Anniversary, The Almanac
on Jun 30, 2015 - 06:00 AM ET
Tom Tomorrow

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on Jun 29, 2015 - 16:36 PM ET

A year ago, Google was the first tech company to publicly disclose statistics on how diverse its workforce is, which led to a number of tech companies’ following suit. None came out looking very good. But every single one pledged that, in one way or another, they wanted to do better and would start doing better.

Now the preliminary results of their efforts have come in, and all that talk is looking pretty cheap. At Google, the number of women in technical...

on Jun 29, 2015 - 14:19 PM ET
Vigil for beach resort attack in Tunisia.

The Tunisian government’s response to the attack on tourists at a beach resort in the eastern city of Sousse on Friday has focused on security forces and ideological combat. But the Tunisian left argues that the government’s proposed solution to dealing with a tiny fringe of violent radicals will undo the victories of the 2011 youth revolution with regard to freedom of expression. Further, they assert,...

on Jun 29, 2015 - 11:26 AM ET
Lincoln Chafee

Lincoln Chafee launched his 2016 campaign with a perfect illustration of why it is so vitally important that the race for the Democratic nomination for the presidency be contested and vibrant, with lots of debates, and serious interchanges not just on questions of economic inequality—which the candidacy of Vermont...

on Jun 29, 2015 - 10:54 AM ET
Bree Newsome

The Olympic Games are hybrid beast, at once alluring and appalling. The divine part of the Olympics takes place when we become immersed in the stories of individual athletes. We discover sports that normally languish in the shadows and see the sports media crawl out of their NFL-branded man cave to actually appreciate the genius of female athletes. Even ESPN stops devoting just 2...

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