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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.

At a "Lean Workplace School" for union members, sponsored by the monthly
magazine Labor Notes in 1996, the discussion centered around how
to fight employers' speed-up and worker-manageme

If Steven Pinker's latest 500-page treatise on the brain, The Blank
Slate
, serves any wider purpose in the popular discussion of science
issues, it will, one hopes, be the final demoliti

Debbie Nathan is an attendee of Feminist Futures, a
New York-based study group whose organizers include Leonore Tiefer.

The day that Kenneth Rexroth died was not a dark, cold day.

Blogs

The new political correctness is real, even if it isn’t always wrong.

January 29, 2015

“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