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Ricardo Darín (left) as Simón in Damián Szifron’s Wild Tales

Damián Szifron’s Wild Tales is a carnival of melancholy, melodrama and the polymorphously perverse.

Eula Biss

Eula Biss’s On Immunity is a slipshod book full of brilliant moments.

Has digital technology destroyed leisure?

The Topography of Terror, Berlin

The dense details in Berlin’s memorial museums overwhelm the stories they try to tell.

Marilynne Robinson

The novelist offers an elegant answer to the question, “What is it to be human?”

The novelist talks about liberalism, the language of fiction, and the humanism of John Calvin.

Women of Algiers (After Delacroix), by Pablo Picasso, January 26, 1955

Why the painter’s late work veers from the sloppy to the sublime.

Seth Rogen (right) hawking The Interview at its premiere, December 11, 2014

The bogus moral outrage over The Interview.

California prison

In their quest to wipe out extra-legal racial violence, white liberals created a system that continues to kill black people—legally.

Blogs

“For two days the snow has had New York in its power.”

January 27, 2015

What are Nation interns reading the week of 1/22/15?

January 23, 2015

Eric Alterman on 2014's best music, concerts and the year of the box set.

January 22, 2015

“Stone may leave the country,” the late essayist wrote of the late novelist, &ldquot;but it’s America confounded that he finds wherever he goes.”

January 14, 2015

A 1917 Nation reviewer takes issue with Joyce’s “brilliant and nasty variety of pseudo-realism.”

January 13, 2015

The new documentary following Dutch doctor Rebecca Gomperts provides important context to necessary change for global reproductive rights.

January 12, 2015

Eric Alterman on Jazz at Lincoln Center and Reed Richardson's tips for navigating the upcoming 2016 election.

January 12, 2015

Pushing this country forward takes more than a sympathetic president.

January 8, 2015

It took MLK’s activism and LBJ’s leadership to pass the Voting Rights Act.

January 8, 2015