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Lara Croft in Tomb Raider

Despite the Gamergate backlash, a new generation of activists is working to end the racial, sexual and gender stereotypes promoted by the video-game industry.

If nominated, I will run. If elected, I will serve.

The impact of Cold War anticommunism on our national life has been so profound that we no longer recognize how much we’ve lost.

The novelist discusses religion, history, language and the importance of moral scrutiny.

Beijing CCTV

In their defense of “tradition” against the liberating potential of architecture, Prince Charles and Xi Jinping find unlikely common ground.

“Stay to the end…and read everything”: 
Reporting the Iran/Contra scandal taught me everything 
I needed to know about covering Washington.

The Nation and Alice in Wonderland were born within days of each other. In this seditious reading, they rejoin the dance.

Over The Nation’s 150-year history, each new generation of radicals and reformers has contested the promise—and the meaning—of freedom.

Covering the island has been a central concern for The Nation since the beginning—producing scoops, aiding diplomacy, and pushing for a change in policy.

Kopkind Vermont

How to be committed without drinking the Kool-Aid—and other things Andy taught me.

Blogs

The Nation's critic in 1931 said the museum would abet the snobbery that believes "American painting is a second-rate affair."

April 27, 2015

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

April 24, 2015

This week's Altercation includes reviews of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra's tributes to music icons and the darkly comedic Broadway hit Hand To God.

April 23, 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

The best live shows, audiobooks and Eric's funeral playlist: it's all inside today's Altercation.

April 14, 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

MSNBC's Chris Hayes celebrates The Nation's 150th anniversary.

April 1, 2015

The best response to the new Daily Show host’s sexism would be to put more women in the writers’ room.

March 31, 2015