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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 forerunner of The Guardian’s current series, “King or Queen for a Day.”

October 21, 2014

With a new film out about Webb, Kill the Messenger, we look back at Cockburn’s testament to the investigative reporter.

October 14, 2014

And a DC lawyer reflects on his essay from 1984, when Hong Kong was “full of life.”

October 7, 2014

Contemporaneous accounts of the Roosevelts ranging over seventy years.

October 2, 2014

“How can I have seemed so settled in my opinions? So smug in my attitudes?”

September 24, 2014

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