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Lucian Freud

Freud made the case through his art that no body type inherently possesses more capacity to compel than another.

Andrew Boyd

Andrew Boyd was a prolific journalist and popular historian who for decades enlivened the Belfast writing scene with his trenchant opinions and researches into the city's history and politics who recently passed away.

E.M. Broner

A tribute to the writer, feminist and modern-day matriarch. 

Clara Luper

Luper’s courage at a young age helped change the course of race relations in Oklahoma City.

Jack Kevorkian

We often need a crazy-genius-zealot to wake us up. Jack Kevorkian played that part well.

Kate Swift

Kate Swift's generous legacy to the world includes both her revolutionary influence on language as well as her prolific social activism.

Poly Styrene

The lead singer of the punk band X-Ray Spex never stopped using her music to fight against poverty, war, racism and sexism.

Throughout his life and work, Howard Zinn was fashioning a living concept of what it means to be a good citizen.

Leonard Weinglass

Remembering a 1950s radical who developed his values, critical thinking and world view in a time when non-conforming was rare.

Blogs

As we mark the fortieth anniversary of Roe v. Wade, how far have we come? And how far do we have to go?

February 6, 2013

Each of our minds contain a universe, but how is it that his mind contained fourteen or fifteen of them?

January 12, 2013

An anti-fascist, a radical, an immigrant, an outsider, her pioneering work to launch women’s history programs and feminist movements was transformational.

January 8, 2013

Brilliant, young, dynamic, female environmental visionaries are hard to find, so this loss is enormous.

January 1, 2013

No senator fought longer and harder for the rights of people of color, people with disabilities, women and the LGBT community. 

December 18, 2012

Marvin Miller, former executive director of the Major Leage Baseball Players Association, died today at the age of 95. 

November 27, 2012

His landslide defeat in 1972 taught a generation of aspiring young Democrats not to try that again—and they didn’t.

October 22, 2012

The presidential nominee and Nation contributor never wavered in speaking out against war, poverty and human rights abuses. 

October 22, 2012

The McGovern campaign marked a turning point in many lives, including John Lennon’s.

October 21, 2012

Dead at age 90, the 1972 Democratic presidential nominee embraced and inspired the struggle for peace and economic and social justice.

October 21, 2012