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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
on Feb 17, 2015 - 13:35 PM ET
Bill de Blasio

I want to join my colleagues in expressing my shock and sadness at the death of David Carr. David and I were not at all close, but we were friends in the sense that we compared notes whenever we ran into one another at social events, which we did quite frequently, since we had similar interests and sometimes musical tastes. Like everyone else, I have nothing but good things to say about him and his great work that so elevated the paper he loved. I was planning to get all...

on Feb 2, 2015 - 15:16 PM ET
Andrew Sullivan

My new Nation column is “Fox News: The World’s Comic Relief”: Our friends abroad give the network the derision and the mockery it deserves.”

One kvetch before we get to the lists and Alter-reviews: I have read a lot of nonsense about Andrew Sullivan this past week. It’s ironic for so many reasons I can’t quite keep track, especially in light of all the nonsense...

on Jan 22, 2015 - 13:47 PM ET
The Beatles

My newest Nation column is “Theater of the Absurd” with a subhed:

“In the wake of the Paris attacks, moral idiots play their predictable roles.”

So I’ve lost Reed. It’s shame as his work was terrific—better, on some occasions, than my own—but he could no longer justify the time. In the meantime I’ve decided to add a bit of content in the...

Arts and Entertainment, Music
on Jan 12, 2015 - 17:22 PM ET
Ohio early voting

Click here to jump directly to Reed Richardson.

There’s not been an Altercation in a while, so here are a few pieces I’ve put up of late.

Bill de Blasio Is Just Getting Started

The former activist and New York public advocate discusses his first year as mayor.

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