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Rachel Cusk.

In Rachel Cusk’s fiction, the self is suppressed to the point of destruction.

Painting, Three Figures, by Lorna Simpson.

Islands of meaning in a morass of incoherence.

Protest at the New York Public Library, March 11, 2014.

Scott Sherman’s masterful history of the fight to save the NYPL.

Media portrayals that reinforce negative stereotypes about social programs and the individuals helped by them sow the seeds for damaging cuts.

Building destroyed by a bomb made there by the Weathermen, March 6, 1970.

How an excesses of idealism and the embrace of violence harmed the American left in the 1970s.

The High Line, on the edge of gentrifying Chelsea, September 17, 2014.

A cruel economics of forced mobility is the new planning mantra of New York City.

Thomas Mann and Olivia Cooke in Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.

Maybe action movies, like youth itself, are wasted on the young.

Brown Imarisha

With their anthology Octavia’s Brood, Adrienne Brown and Walidah Imarisha evoke a world of radical possibility.

Blogs

The Nation’s coverage of an earlier Confederate flag controversy—from 1887—shows the real reason the flag still flies in South Carolina.

June 22, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 5/22/15?

May 22, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 5/15/15?

May 15, 2015

What are Nation interns reading the week of 5/8/15?

May 8, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 5/4/15?

May 4, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 4/26/15?

April 24, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 4/21/15?

April 21, 2015

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson’s 10,000-word excoriation of Dr. Cornel West is highly personal. But there is a political fight thrumming beneath the surface.

April 20, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 4/9/15?

April 9, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 4/3/15?

April 3, 2015