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There's corruption in Los Angeles's water department and private
detective Jake Gittes sticks his nose where he shouldn't-literally.

Oliver Stone's answer to probably every John Wayne war film ever made.

The horror film that unfairly tarnished the reputation of good gorillas everywhere.

Liberal living coast to coast. A look at the forthcoming Nation Guide to the Nation, with Katrina vanden Heuvel. Plus: Patty Hearst and Obama's education choice.

A nurse and her suddenly mute patient in Bergman's hands becomes nothing less than a work of art.

Henri-Pierre Roche's novel about three friends during World War I was long out of print until François Truffaut turned it into a landmark of the French New Wave.

In Spielberg's blockbuster aliens encounter human beings and, amazingly, aren't horrified at what they find.

Janet Leigh says she hasn't taken a shower since, but the notion of motherhood took a bath.

Warren Beatty's epic about the life and death of American radical journalist John Reed.

Fred Neil's haunting song, "Everybody's Talkin'" sets the mood for this tragic buddy movie.

Blogs

A century and a half of writing on the always-possibly-imminent break-up of the United Kingdom.

September 18, 2014

The whole spat between Russia and the West could easily have been avoided.

September 8, 2014

"Outside, the ground separates, / breaking open like sores..."

September 3, 2014

A solo Koons exhibition, Danto wrote in 1989, was “a vision of an aesthetic hell.”

September 2, 2014

The Nation recognized that US isolation would be tested as never before, but didn’t even consider intervention as a possibility.

August 5, 2014

The quagmire of the Vietnam War was built on a “queasy foundation of fact and myth.”

July 31, 2014

Has the romanticization of American history allowed the resurgence of discriminatory practices in recent episodes of crisis?

July 30, 2014

"About nothing does the mob forget so quickly as about war."

July 28, 2014

Reflections on the meaning of the French Revolution in the shadow of Adolf Hitler.

July 14, 2014

“Have you a city that smells worse than Akron?”

July 11, 2014