Lyndon Johnson gave this Oscar-winning documentary its title and, with his escalation of the war in Vietnam, its purpose.
Unlike The Godfather, in Martin Scorsese's depiction of New York mafioso, no one pretends to be a man of honor. That's one of the reasons it's so great.
Ingmar Bergman's life-affirming story of the Ekdahl family would be his last feature film. No one ever made a better exit.
Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper revved up their motorcycles and, like Jack Kerouac, inspired a generation of young people to hit the road.
New York City's second most-famous Mookie delivers pizza and fights the power in Spike Lee's breakthrough film. Some critics predicted its provocative portrayal of race tensions would cause riots. Instead, the film started a dialogue.
Marilynne Robinson's new novel explores faith, loneliness and the national passion play of race.
The central thesis of Thomas Frank's new book, The Wrecking Crew, is that the kind of obscene depravity witnessed at the Department. of Interior is the natural result of the conservative philosophy of governance.
Environmental writer Elizabeth Royte plumbs our obsession with bottled water.
Flawed and flamboyant, the charismatic Jesse Jackson wasn't the perfect candidate, but his idealism led The Nation to endorse his bid for the White House.
While the whole world was watching, this is what Chicago's finest did.