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Saul Landau

For half a century, the Institute for Policy Studies has been an invaluable font of progressive ideas and action. We look forward to the next half-century.

Frank Bruni, the Plutocrat's Pundit

All too often, the most prestigious perch in journalism—the New York Times op-ed page—is given to those who flatter the powerful.

A portrait of the journalist and intellectual who championed the caboclos of the young Brazilian republic.

Mark Boal

How did a journalist whose career was devoted to exposing injustice end up writing a film like Zero Dark Thirty?

Reports of President Obama’s demise turn out to be greatly exaggerated.

photo of Janet Malcolm

The war between democracy and aristocracy in Janet Malcolm’s Forty-One False Starts.

Media observers horrified at the thought of a Koch takeover of the Tribune Company are more sanguine about Murdoch. What are they thinking?

Still from 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist'

Mira Nair's latest film includes a character who's a journalist and CIA agent. Is this responsible filmmaking?

Blogs

The new goal for political reporting appears to regard truth as irrelevant.

August 6, 2012

Eric on "Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion" and Reed on Gore Vidal. 

August 3, 2012

 “Artists who turncoat and exploit other artists—I have no words.”

June 22, 2012

Once upon a time, CNN would be airing the hottest hearings of the day. Now it’s at the heart of one of them, as Lord Justice Leveson calls CNN anchor Piers Morgan to “explain himself” over comments he made relating to phone hacking.

May 24, 2012

Once upon a time t CNN would be airing the hottest hearings of the day. Now  they're at the heart of the story, as Lord Justice Leveson calls CNN anchor Piers Morgan to “explain himself” over comments he made relating to phone hacking.

May 24, 2012

Newark Mayor Cory Booker is the latest victim of the disease of false equivalence, which masks the true cause of dysfunction in our government. 

May 21, 2012

230,000 long-term unemployed workers lost their benefits on Sunday and the system is about to get a whole lot worse.

May 18, 2012

Eric is back from the pub tour, and Reed highlights some the lazy, biased reporting during the GOP horserace.

April 26, 2012

Just down the road from the Kremlin is a television station with opposition spirit. 

April 3, 2012

 Eric Alterman on Bruce and Reed on free speech in the media.

March 30, 2012