The Nation

on May 5, 2015 - 14:08 PM ET
Eric Clapton

New Nation column: Why Do Political Reporters Refuse to Show Us the Money?

So I was in the bar during Eric Clapton’s 70th birthday show at the Garden during the warm-up act Sunday night and I thought of a new list. It has to do with aging. It’s inspired by my own life, that of some of my friends and that of some of the people I read, see...

Arts and Entertainment, Film, Music
on Apr 23, 2015 - 16:38 PM ET
Tyrone McHansely of Hand To God

My new Nation column is called “Remembering the Left-Wing Terrorism of the 1970s” and it’s a discussion of Bryan Burrough’s book on that topic, Days of Rage.

This is an audio interview I did with The Writer's Voice about de...

on Apr 14, 2015 - 13:25 PM ET
Bruce Springsteen

My most recent Nation column is called “Race Matters (but Not To Conservatives)” and in it, I give up on the “class over race” argument I’ve been making for, like, twenty years.

Here’s an interview I filmed yesterday with Labor...

Arts and Entertainment, Music
on Mar 25, 2015 - 12:39 PM ET
Bill de Blasio

My new Nation column is “A Wake-Up Call for US Liberals” with the subhead “The state of conservative intellectual debate demonstrates the power of movement crazies.”

I also published this interview with Steve Earle last week which you might have missed because it...

Media Analysis, Media, Music
on Mar 19, 2015 - 17:33 PM ET
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Steve Earle & The Dukes released his new album Terraplane on February 17 via New West Records. The eleven-track set is the follow up to the 2013 album The Low Highway and features Earle’s longtime band The Dukes. It is Steve Earle’s sixteenth studio album since the release of his highly influential 1986 debut Guitar Town and is focused on the blues. I took the occasion to interview Earle at length about the album and his career,...

Music, History
on Mar 12, 2015 - 13:02 PM ET
Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson in Mad Men

My most recent Nation column is: "Why Nobody Seems to Mind that Bill O'Reilly Is a Total Fraud.

And don't forget, you can order Inequality and One City: Bill de Blasio and the New York Experiment, Year Onehere. You can see interviews I did...

Arts and Entertainment, Film, Music