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Eliot Asinof, blacklisted author of Eight Men Out, created a lifetime of work celebrating rebels and victims of injustice.

The New Yorker's art critic turns his eye toward the cultural summits.

A teacher discovers that sixty years after its publication, Alan Paton's Cry, the Beloved Country still stirs deep emotions about fathers and errant sons.

The Kindle e-reader lightens your load, but can you curl up with it in bed?

It's National Poetry Month, and that means cooked meat.

A journey through the American heartland reveals the anger and desperation of the Great Depression.

An account of the most recent installment in the nation's sick love affair with literary exhibitionists.

Susan Faludi's Terror Dream made a provocative splash, but therapy is no substitute for understanding reality.

A not-too-fond remembrance of "Squire Willie,"
patron saint of post-World War II American conservatism.

No chain stores or web sites can replace Dutton's in the hearts of the LA literati.

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It should have been clear that one self-serving segment of our society was pushing the rest of us into the arms of a technology that could not tolerate, nor contain, a major accident.

March 28, 2015

Pulp Fiction hits you like a jolt of adrenaline,” Stuart Klawans wrote in his 1994 review.

March 27, 2015

To kill somebody for a cause you don’t believe in is potentially worse than being killed yourself, because those scars last forever.

March 26, 2015

“Whatever [Israel’s] reasons for postponing a termination date on the occupation,” The Nation observed, “the sooner it sets one the better.”

March 26, 2015

The Nation, oddly, didn't take notice of the fire until a year later.

March 25, 2015

“The whole corporate system of extraction and consumption that has proved so profitable and disaster-prone must be challenged,” The Nation observed.

March 24, 2015

“There is only one shield against chaos,” the historian E.P. Thompson wrote in The Nation. “It is time to put it in repair.”

March 23, 2015

“Grand Coulee is magnificent,” The Nation observed. “But don’t call it planning.”

March 22, 2015

The Nation supported the boycott, but not for Carter’s reasons.

March 21, 2015

The invasion, Jonathan Schell wrote, revealed “a naked ambition to establish hegemony over the earth.”

March 20, 2015