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Delmore Schwartz on Ellery Street, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the 1940s.

How the stormy eloquence of Delmore Schwartz made possible the glittering prose of Saul Bellow.

Sonia Delaunay, Simultaneous Dresses (The Three Women), 1925.

Sonia Delaunay breathed art like others lived alcohol or crime.

John Cohen, Mr. and Mrs. John Sams, Combs, KY, 1959.

Why the musician and filmmaker John Cohen still thinks that true objectivity is an elusive beast.

Napoleon depicted as king of Italy in a painting by Andrea Appiani (1805).

Has the EU followed a path first blazed by Napoleon?

A mammoth tusk exposed by mining near Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada.

Trying to bring extinct species back to life is the latest symptom of ecological anxiety.

Renata Adler, April 1975, Patmos, Greece.

Exposing the debasement of language in service to ideologies was Renata Adler’s cause.

Diana Prince is elected president of the United States in Wonder Woman #7

The superheroine’s polygamous creator exploited the love and labor of the women who were his inspiration.

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One of the most powerful tools white power groups use to spread their ideology to young people is music.

June 23, 2015

The Nation’s coverage of an earlier Confederate flag controversy—from 1887—shows the real reason the flag still flies in South Carolina.

June 22, 2015

Today's Altercation features interesting and relatively obscure cover songs.

June 18, 2015

In 2013, American Library Association passed a public statement in support of the former NSA contractor. Then it changed its mind. 

June 2, 2015

Sometimes the best things are the least appreciated.

June 1, 2015

Songs about war and attendant suffering cut across all musical genres.

May 22, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 5/22/15?

May 22, 2015

A new movie from Andrew Niccol stars Ethan Hawke as a pilot fighting terrorists from the ’burbs of Las Vegas.

May 15, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 5/15/15?

May 15, 2015

Three million Vietnamese names, etched on copper plates 13 feet high.

May 11, 2015