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Should pro-choicers just give up and let Roe go?

Reframing abortion takes the issue out of its real-life context, which is the experience of women.

In his latest album, Bruce Springsteen reaches for the
Good Book.

People who believe in academic freedom should denounce CUNY's treatment of an atheist professor.

Thanks to the wonders of reproductive science, you too can have a virgin birth.

Forget common ground--it's time to divide up the country.

I never thought I would miss unfair, infuriating, over-the-top Andrea Dworkin.

Maybe, just maybe, the religious right and its Republican friends have
finally gone too far with the Terri Schiavo case.

When David Spencer Ware was a baby, his mother pronounced a blessing over him. Go See the World became the title of the saxophonist's first major-label record, for Columbia.

Blogs

Clarence Clemons could talk, both musically and verbally. 

June 18, 2011

Gil Scott-Heron's political legacy was vast and his connections to social movements deep.

May 28, 2011

Bob Dylan turns 70 on Tuesday. To mark the occasion I've assembled a list of what I consider his top ten protest songs with accompanying videos.

May 19, 2011

Jon Stewart paid a visit to Fox News' Bill O'Reilly to debate Fox News' hip hop double standard.

May 16, 2011

Eric on Smithsonian's Jazz anthology and Reed Richardson on the S&P's rating of the bond market.

April 22, 2011

Eric Alterman reviews jazz, including Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton, the Jazz Foundation benefit, and Reed Richardson discusses the ethics of Obama's budget speech.

April 15, 2011

Eric Alterman reviews music and Reed Richardson parses the ethics of sports journalism.

March 25, 2011

Alter-reviews of Stoppard and music old and new, Reed on the Washington Post's decision to bracket their writers into right-leaning and left-leaning and reader mail.

March 17, 2011

Alter-reviews of French movies and some new tunes, Reed explains the secret war on pensions, and the mail.

March 4, 2011

Why the NFL's labor dispute should matter to you.

February 17, 2011