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People concerned about the US-led NATO war against Yugoslavia find much to reflect upon in the Vietnam experience.

In a book of interviews published a few years ago, Chronicles of Dissent, Noam Chomsky recounted a childhood incident that shaped his life.

Upon his death in 1994, Ralph Ellison left behind some 2,000 pages of a never-finished second novel--more than forty years of fine-tuning what his literary executor, John F.

In 1992, as the United States wallowed in recession, presidential candidate Bill Clinton began to use the term "working middle class" to describe millions of Americans who were being hurt by the

One afternoon in 1985, I rode in a taxi down Broadway with the physicist I.I. Rabi, discussing time and age.

Not only now but every week, I am reminded at two-minute intervals of the influence of Star Wars.

On April Fool's Day 1989, Leonid Loktev changed without warning into another person.

With Pablo Neruda and Alejo Carpentier, Jorge Luis Borges set in motion the wave of astonishing writing that has given Latin American literature its high place in our time.

The unfortunate flaw in From the Telegraph to the Internet is its title, which suggests a highly specialized account of an industry when in fact it is a deeply moving narrative of a commi

Deep in the pages of the biweekly Chronicle of Philanthropy lies the "New Grants" section.

Blogs

If the great Hiroshima novel remains unwritten, a number of major poets have written brilliantly on nuclear concerns.

August 16, 2011

If there are any serious novels exploring the decision to drop the Bomb, or the Enola Gay's mission to Hiroshima, no bibliographer has yet uncovered them.

August 15, 2011

Gloria Steinem and Second Wave feminism deserve a far more sophisticated and critical treatment.

August 12, 2011

Eric has never written for US News, and he is frustrated with T-Mobile.

August 12, 2011

Fear of nuclear apocalypse has provided serious creative juice for songwriters and musicians of all genres.

August 5, 2011

Eric reviews Paul McCartney, Raul Malo and Elvis Costello, and Reed sees the ghost of the Republican party's past.

July 21, 2011

 Why is Google suppressing ad for book about suppression, Atomic Cover-Up?

July 20, 2011

There's rarely been as enjoyable and community-minded a way to help support children's literacy.

July 12, 2011

 Who gives a [insert expletive] about an Oxford comma?

July 11, 2011