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Norman Rockwell's ouevre is deceptively simple—the self-proclaimed 'illustrator' had more depth than he's credited for.

Director Wes Anderson's 'The Royal Tenenbaums' is full of bittersweet whimsy.

What's next for Ms. magazine now that it's hit the ripe age of 30 and is now heading west?

Immigrants and traffickers are the subjects of a certain style of Mexican music.

Once confined to the closet, gays are now making headway in mainstream society.

Mergers and the Internet are changing the publishing industry. What lies ahead?

The 'Collected Poems' is an extraordinary book, says reviewer Ian Tromp.

Gorbachev represented a unique change in Soviet statesmanship; two books examine him and the end of the Cold War.

The Taliban may have met its match: the American Dream Machine.

September 11 showed us true American heroes. Now let's build on their strength.

Blogs

The actor and MSNBC host has a history of unhinged homophobia. So why does he keep getting a pass?

November 15, 2013

The late rocker and Velvet Undergound frontman gave a posthumous performance at the Lincoln Center. 

November 15, 2013

The New Public offers a powerful look at poverty’s impact on education.

November 11, 2013

Was there more to JFK than a coiffure arranged by facing south in a strong east wind?

November 9, 2013

Ramachandra Guha’s essay in next week’s issue is only the latest in a long line of critical appreciations of the late historian’s work to be published in The Nation.

November 2, 2013

Remembering Lou Reed.

October 30, 2013

The debate continues...

October 28, 2013

Singing against apartheid and for Tibetan freedom, working with Amnesty International and standing with Occupy Wall Street, he was an artist who spoke up and showed up.

October 27, 2013

The American songwriter is just one of many who have interpreted Beethoven's beloved Ode to Joy. 

October 27, 2013