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Portrait of A.B. Yehoshua

The soul-destroying weariness in A.B. Yehoshua’s stories seems as old as time itself—and unique to contemporary Israel.

Photo of Photo Booth Metro Station Montreal, Quebec

Robert Burley’s The Disappearance of Darkness, Harvey Wang’s From Darkroom to Daylight.

Ben Affleck

The feel-good portrayal of the agency in 'Argo' glosses over its role in previously overthrowing Iran's democratically elected leader.

A worker prepares for The Oscars

The Sundance-to-Oscar pipeline has been great for independent film directors—at least the male ones.

Yoko’s 80th birthday is a day to celebrate her art, music and activism.

Still from the film 'The Gatekeepers'

Two brilliant nominees, The Gatekeepers and 5 Broken Cameras, along with other recent documentaries, have deepened our understanding of the conflict.

A Coming Storm by Sanford Robinson Gifford

The Smithsonian’s show on the Civil War and American Art expresses a deep unease about the relationship between between art and history.

Impression III by Vasily Kandinsky

MoMA’s monumental exhibition recalls the time when abstraction affected people like love or revolution.

Blogs

Julian Assange himself has criticized the film, but the director says Assange should watch it first.

April 3, 2013

In the wake of Citizens United, big campaign donors are buying off not only politicians, but also the local news networks that cover them.

March 21, 2013

The Chilean Oscar nominee for best foreign language film has just been released in the US.

March 14, 2013

The group's career suffered over Natalie Maines' comment against invading Iraq.

March 10, 2013

The filmmaker called out the website for its suggestion that the Palestinian director’s detention was a “publicity stunt.“

February 26, 2013

Sixto Rodriguez, subject of the best documentary choice, wrote hard-hitting folk songs, including several that became anthems for the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa.

February 25, 2013

The Academy Awards this year were supposed to be “political.” A reminder of a time when that word really meant something.

February 25, 2013

This year’s Oscars swung the pendulum from strangely apolitical to peddled propaganda.

February 25, 2013

A collaborative musical project he helped found carries on the Nation contributor’s legacy.

January 30, 2013

The documentary on covert operations around the world takes home the Cinematography award.

January 27, 2013