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On April 30, Willie Nelson turned 70, celebrating with the release of
his latest greatest-hits collection.

Why is it that "think pieces" about women and work and kids and marriage
always leave one suspecting that the minute these
corporate-lawyers-turned-stay-at-home-moms hang up the phone on the
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Click here to read more from Katha Pollitt.

What's the matter with conservatives? Why can't they relax and be happy?
They have the White House, both houses of Congress, the majority of
governorships and more money than God.

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It is of some small comfort that totalitarian regimes are never quite as
total as either their leaders or subsequent historians might imagine.

Beethoven has been particularly fortunate in his recent critics and
biographers.

Click here to read David Corn's Nation interview with Howard Dean.

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In honor of Labor Day, here’s a stab at the impossible task of naming the best songs ever written about working people.

August 29, 2014

These ten songs, taken together, help distill the American experience and make clear both what’s great about the US and what still needs critical attention.

July 2, 2014

Eric on this weeks concerts and Reed on Syria's chemical weapons program. 

June 25, 2014

Eric on this week's concerts and Reed on the Bergdahl scandal. 

June 11, 2014

The students rigged up a PA system and played Beethoven’s Ninth over and over.

June 3, 2014

Eric reviews Jazz Fest 2014. 

May 9, 2014

The quivering throngs of teen-aged girls, The Nation’s reviewer wrote, said much more about the susceptibility of Americans to fashionable trends than it did about the talent or novelty of the group itself.

March 8, 2014

Eric with the latest reviews and Reed on accountability in mainstream journalism. 

February 26, 2014

Public performances of the ‘Ode to Joy’ have been organized around the world, from an IKEA in suburban Detroit to a mall in Hong Kong.

February 12, 2014

The singer and activist’s enduring remorse over his friend’s death is a testament to his compassion. 

January 29, 2014