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Twenty-five years before Katy Perry, Jessica Lange kisses a girl and it feels good, even if it is Dustin Hoffman.

The real question is who comes off worse: the callous GM executive, the bunny-cidal woman or Bob Eubanks, the anti-Semitic, joke-telling gameshow host.

A mental institution is the setting for Ken Kesey's 1962 parable about the power of the state.

Hitler was said to have seen this twice. One tends to doubt, however, that he gave it a thumbs up.

The blacklisted Dalton Trumbo wrote this romantic comedy about a queen who in Gregory Peck's arms would much rather be part of the working class--that's a Marxist message for you.

The story may have been set in World War I, but it was the specter of fascism that loomed over Renoir's masterpiece.

Long before Orwell envisioned 1984, Fritz Lang depicted 2026 as a battleground between workers and capitalists beneath an Art Deco city

Hollywood turns a novel about a gay murder into a call to action
against anti-Semitism. Homophobia would have to wait.

Before he was the perfect TV dad, Fred MacMurray was Billy Wilder's favorite movie heavy.

What happened was Clark Gable doffed his shirt to reveal his bare chest, prompting the second great crash of the Depression: in undershirt sales.

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The Nation thought the Electoral College “might very profitably be dispensed with,” to avoid a repeat of the election debacle.

March 2, 2015

"Dedication is not enough," The Nation warned, "Eagerness is not enough, nor a warm heart."

March 1, 2015

An article in The Nation shows that a little gun control could have gone a long way toward saving lives.

February 28, 2015

The government just sold off the once-controversial land. Here’s what they should have done with it instead.

February 27, 2015

In one of the great hatchet jobs of Nation history, Robert Sherrill argued that even in the prime of his clipboard-enabled antics, Buckley was already “quite dead.”

February 27, 2015

Nation correspondent traveled to the canyon in 1893 and told readers back East what he saw.

February 26, 2015

The fear-besotted US was “in danger once again” The Nation warned, “of being left alone at the station as Lenin’s locomotive of history goes racing toward the future.”

February 25, 2015

The Nation wrote about the “South American Hitler” who was “providing safe haven for a band of international bankers, munitions makers, cartel directors, and war-mongers.”

February 24, 2015

The United States in the twenty-first century has not even attained the relatively enlightened moral standards of the war in the Philippines.

February 23, 2015

Mark Van Doren wrote 100 years later about the poet’s “plunges and dips and quivers of syntax.”

February 23, 2015