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This was intended to be a sweet little prewar column about an artist I
admire, Rosanne Cash.

The revival of a highly regarded play can either enhance or diminish
its reputation.

A few years ago, when moviegoers in this country were just beginning to
learn about Abbas Kiarostami, I heard a crowd of New Yorkers berate him
for having put a snatch of Vivaldi onto a soundtr

Only the joy of capitalist expectation could move a pre-Reagan-born
American to utter the line "civil rights is dead," let alone write a
book devoted to that proposition.

If you've never watched Nelson Mandela dance, then you should know that
he does a modified Locomotion, pumping his elbows like pistons to the
immense, loving amusement of his people.

The Grey Art Gallery, which occupies the former site of the Museum of
Living Art in the main building of New York University on Washington
Square, is celebrating its legendary predecessor with

Those of us who have followed the New York City Ballet and the repertory
of the world's greatest choreographer, George Balanchine, since the
mid-1950s are filled with spine-tingling memories of

In classical dance, the art of imbalance--the pirouette, the jeté
or the mere ethereal, alighted walk that alone makes audiences feel they
are getting their money's worth--is the purview

Since few of us at The Nation speak Thai, I'm going to refer to
my favorite filmmaker of the month as Joe, which is the name actually
used in this country by Apichatpong Weerasethakul.

At the Brooklyn Academy of Music this month, the Harvey Theater reclaims
its original name--the Majestic--with the arrival of director Sam
Mendes's beautiful renderings of Chekhov's Uncle Va

Blogs

The MSNBC host has brought the voices of working men and women to the fore and improved the discourse for the better. That's no defense for a "vile and inappropriate" choice of words. It is, however, why Schultz will continue to be a important contributor to the national debate.

October 26, 2010

American culture from Saul Bellows to Janeane Garofalo to NPR.

October 14, 2010

One of Obama's most famous fans reemerges for the midterms, but at a careful distance.

October 12, 2010

On Greg Mitchell's role in getting John Hall elected to congress, and why he deserves re-election this fall.

October 6, 2010

 On the media, John McCain, "Hotel California," wives, ex-wives and shows at the Palladium.

August 28, 2010

The best things about America can usually be found embodied in our national music.

July 2, 2010

On Summerstage in Central Park and Alison Pace. 

June 10, 2010

On Elizabeth Cook, Jorma Kaukonen and David Bromberg.

May 13, 2010

 A new participatory documentary captures the excitement of Obama's election.

March 10, 2010