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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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Notoriously prickly about his press, Hitler wrote in to complain about a minor factual discepancy.

April 20, 2015

"The Oklahoma City bombers were goaded to action not just by their private mad impulses but by a broader political culture."

April 19, 2015

“By infusing the black experience into the Southern novel, she enriches both it and us.”

April 18, 2015

“If they fail,” The Nation warned many months in advance, “the United States will lose face in an almost irreparable way.”

April 17, 2015

"The demand the Virginia Tech massacre places on the school, on Virginia, on all of us, is simple: Only connect."

April 16, 2015

The Nation's coverage of the flood reveals some unnerving parallels with Hurricane Katrina, eight decades later.

April 15, 2015

"The chapters in which Steinbeck halts the story to editorialize about American life are sometimes useful, but oftener pretentious and flatulent."

April 14, 2015

"How can you punish a man with so compelling a consciousness of the right?"

April 13, 2015

“To countless millions,” The Nation wrote, “he was America.”

April 12, 2015

“Staggeringly monstrous as Eichmann’s actions have been, there were causes for those actions and they can be comprehended.”

April 11, 2015