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The abortion provider and hero knew enough to trust women. The same can't be said for the male pundits who are dominating the debate.

A Wesleyan student is stalked and killed by a man with a gun and a mind full of hate.

I should have been a member of the torture creative class, because now I would be having a good life.

We take it for granted that when men hit, it's up to women to run away. Except, some of them stay.

Yesterday's fist-bumping radical is today's mom in chief.

Atlantic blogger Ross Douthat joins the New York Times's op-ed lineup. Depressing.

Will the skewed values of the boom years give way to a spirit of generosity toward the poor?

Two decades after the Ayatollah Khomeini called for a fatwa against Salman Rushdie, not much has changed on either side of the cultural divide.

On River: The Joni Letters Herbie Hancock and Joni Mitchell make a remarkable collaboration.

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&ldquotLiberty Walk,” the one percenter teen sensation’s catchy, if repetitive, remixed single sets her music to laudatory images from OWS encampments throughout the nation.

November 29, 2011

Since every great protest movement needs its culture, here's my stab at a list of the ten best songs ever written about class and poverty in tribute to #OccupyWallStreet.

October 3, 2011

An incomplete list of ten of the best songs ever written about school.

September 9, 2011

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

September 4, 2011

In honor of today's 91st anniversary of the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote, here's my completely assailable list of the top ten songs about women's equality.

August 26, 2011

Eric has never written for US News, and he is frustrated with T-Mobile.

August 12, 2011

Fear of nuclear apocalypse has provided serious creative juice for songwriters and musicians of all genres.

August 5, 2011

Eric reviews Paul McCartney, Raul Malo and Elvis Costello, and Reed sees the ghost of the Republican party's past.

July 21, 2011

For those concerned that there's no good protest music out there, the English hip-hop group NxtGen is using rap to take searing aim at the British government’s austerity budget.

June 29, 2011

An aging but still spry Jimmy Cliff, the legendary Jamaican reggae master, rocked the Glastonbury Festival with a searing version of one of his biggest hits re-tooled as a cry for peace in Afghanistan.

June 27, 2011