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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

Eric on this week in concerts and new music releases and Reed on how the mainstream press is always trying to tell the same (false) story about the Republican Party.

November 17, 2014

What are interns reading for the week of 11/13/14?

November 14, 2014

Twenty-five years ago, Eric Alterman reminded us that the so-called “experts” were wrong about the Berlin Wall. Some things haven’t changed much.

November 12, 2014

Need some reading suggestions? See below for recommended reads from our brilliant group of fall interns:

November 12, 2014

The best way to support the troops is to make every effort to keep them out of harm's way.

November 10, 2014

“Socialism is inseparable from democracy,” The Nation wrote in its 1989 editorial.

November 10, 2014

What are interns reading for the week of 11/6/14?

November 6, 2014

Eric on this week’s concerts and Reed on how local TV stations boost their bottom lines with a deluge of election ads.

November 3, 2014

What are interns reading for the week of 10/30/14?

November 3, 2014

Eric on this week in theater and music and Reed on how the media’s ratings-driven hysterics is warping Ebola coverage.

October 28, 2014