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She's the ultimate quick-change artist, with a style that can absorb any
trend and an image to match. She's gone from material girl to S/M
maitresse, from power diva to contented mother.

A Vesuvius of violence has erupted from the dead center of American
life, the executive branch of the government.

David L. Kirp has chronicled the Mount Laurel, New Jersey, history in Almost Home: America's Love-Hate Relationship with Community (Princeton).

A divide exists between Chinese literature and movies written, produced,
read or viewed in the West, and those written and produced in mainlaind
China.

He says he is not a fighter--or rather, the narrator says it; he's "an
onlooker," someone who steps aside, "frail," "not the savior of the
world," not a "prophet," speaking only to himself, liv

OK, let's say that life goes on.

Clear eminence without whom I would be
nothing oh great provision never seen
barely acknowledged even wished away

William O. Douglas was a judicial record-setter.

Someone once described Graham Greene as the novelist of decolonizing
Britain.

Richard Sennett is best known in the United States for his 1972 book
(written with Jonathan Cobb), The Hidden Injuries of Class. That
study of white working-class men, how they understoo

Blogs

Eric responds to his critics and reviews the best shows of the week in today's Altercation.

March 25, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 3/22/15?

March 21, 2015

"Everybody thought everybody was fooling everybody. And both of us were probably right to a certain extent, everybody was fooling each of us."

March 19, 2015

The Nation’s archives, Henry James wrote in our fiftieth anniversary issue, “compose the record of the general life of civilization.”

March 18, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 3/13/15?

March 13, 2015

The best TV shows, albums and concerts: it's all inside today's Altercation.

March 12, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 3/6/15?

March 6, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 2/27/15?

February 27, 2015

A win for the Edward Snowden documentary is a win for democracy.

February 23, 2015

For people who truly care about this issue, there's more to do than glory in Ms. Arquette's acceptance speech.

February 23, 2015