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In Israel, an architectural competition and its winner have been sabotaged by the bad faith of its sponsors.

Mira Nair, Terrence Malick, Derek Cinfrance, Brian Helgeland

Mira Nair’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Terrence Malick’s To the Wonder, Derek Cinfrance’s The Place Beyond the Pines, Brian Helgeland’s 42

The current renovation plan is too costly and will ruin the landmark 42nd Street building. A reasonable compromise is still on the table.

Civilians in an air-raid shelter, Minorca, December 1938, photography, politics

Is it possible to create an intellectually aware, politically honest image?

Pennsylvania Station, photographed by Cervin Robinson in 1962, architecture

How an architecture critic made New York City her touchstone for discussions of public space.

The New Museum tries to explain why the city's art scene changed in 1993.

People Behind Bars, by Roman Vishniac, photographed at the Berlin Zoo in the ear

How a photographer’s images of Jews were liberated from the lachrymose history he imposed upon them.

Paul Krugman, Joshua Clover, economics,

Krugman affirms the way things are, no matter how often he choruses the word "change."

Still from TV show Homeland with two characters

Afflicted with a mental disorder, Carrie Mathison is an unlikely American hero, and seems a bad bet besides.

Blogs

Eric on this week’s concerts and releases and Reed on how the gaffe-obsessed political press is doing a disservice to democracy.

October 20, 2014

Filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe on his documentary.  

October 14, 2014

Many journalists went after Webb, destroying his reputation and driving him out of the profession and into a suicidal depression. Now they’re at it again.

October 10, 2014

Contemporaneous accounts of the Roosevelts ranging over seventy years.

October 2, 2014

Eric on this week's concerts and Reed on the two-party debate that has only one, pro-war side.

September 30, 2014

The Roosevelts pumps PBS ratings, but that doesn’t make the network any less centrist.

September 19, 2014

Ntozake Shange, author of the groundbreaking choreopoem, for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf, explains what the Ray Rice scandal means for black feminism.

September 18, 2014

The Nation and the Center for Community Change partnered together for an essay contest in which young people were asked to submit a photo they found meaningful and an essay explaining the significance of the photo in 500 words.

September 17, 2014

Eric on "The Beatles in Mono" and Reed on how the emphasis on optics skews our democratic priorities.

September 11, 2014

"Outside, the ground separates, / breaking open like sores..."

September 3, 2014