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Borders store closing, Pittsfield Township, Michigan, August 2011.

Is the well-being of the cultural middle class the key to American creativity?

Ted Sarandos of Netflix and Nicole Avant at the 87th Academy Awards.

All solutions are temporary in today’s digital market, and no successful revenue model is immune from disruption.

Roomful Teeth

Roomful of Teeth’s new album, Render, is music for the 21st century. 

Guenter Grass

Günter Grass not only taught us about German history, but also ourselves.

Ali Ahn, Elisabeth Moss, and Elise Kibler in ‘The Heidi Chronicles’

Wendy Wasserstein’s 1989 play barely passes the Bechdel Test. Men act; Heidi reacts. What Lean-In feminist has time for that?

Hilary Mantel, following Booker Prize award announcement, October 6, 2009

Hilary Mantel and Penelope Fitzgerald have saved historical fiction from a middlebrow wasteland.

An illustration from William Still’s The Underground Railroad (1872)

In Eric Foner’s Gateway to Freedom, the Underground Railroad is a network of dignity and defiance.

Juliette Binoche as Maria, Kristen Stewart as Valentine in Clouds of Sils Maria

Clouds of Sils Maria is prolonged debate about the passage of time and the ceaseless rivalry of generations.

Blogs

In 2013, American Library Association passed a public statement in support of the former NSA contractor. Then it changed its mind. 

June 2, 2015

Sometimes the best things are the least appreciated.

June 1, 2015

Songs about war and attendant suffering cut across all musical genres.

May 22, 2015

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

May 22, 2015

A new movie from Andrew Niccol stars Ethan Hawke as a pilot fighting terrorists from the ’burbs of Las Vegas.

May 15, 2015

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

May 15, 2015

Three million Vietnamese names, etched on copper plates 13 feet high.

May 11, 2015

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

May 8, 2015

In this week’s Altercation Eric honors artists and writers whose careers have stood the test of time.

May 5, 2015

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

May 4, 2015