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Gioconda Belli--poet, novelist, society belle reborn as Sandinista
comrade--has written a memoir of the Nicaraguan struggle that reads like
a romance--a romance with politics and revolution, ce

Nature versus nurture was always too simple a formulation. Now, we ask: Is it chance, choice, family, culture, hormones or genes that determine who we are and whom we love?

On March 16, 1972, readers in Italy and throughout the publishing world
were shocked by the day's headlines.

The idea of craft is an unanticipated product of the Industrial Revolution.

Like a kid at an ice-cream counter, urging his friends to try the chocolate--like a writer of travel guides, warning tourists not to miss the Eiffel Tower--I come before you to praise Grand Il

As truth-tellers, journalists remain the undocumented aliens of the
knowledge industry, operating in an off-the-books epistemological
economy apart from philosophers and scientists on one side

If you've never set foot in the likes of Club Paradise, Scarlett's, New
York Dolls, Secrets, Peepers or the boldly named Booby Trap (yes, it
does exist), your image of a strip club might be bor

Michael Bellesiles, the historian accused of research falsification in
his book Arming America, a study of gun culture, announced on
October 25 that he was resigning from Emory Universit

It's rude of me to speak of Todd Haynes's new picture as if it were a
symptom; but then, he's the one who's always consulting doctors.

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