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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.

The global economic crisis is showing how wishful was the notion that philanthropy could save the world.

The economy of reading is rapidly collapsing. If we can bail out banks, why not the book industry?

What Caroline Kennedy lacks as an appointee to the Senate, Tom Geoghegan possesses as a Congressional candidate.

Ten great groups that help people who are worse off than you are.

Obama should make gender equality a keystone of his presidency--and the economic stimulus is a great place to start.

Finally, a prochoice president. Here are five ways to solidify his position.

God's gift to journalism--and to feminism.

The culture wars may fail at the top of the ticket this year, but expect right-wing mayhem further down the ballot.

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A collaborative musical project he helped found carries on the Nation contributor’s legacy.

January 30, 2013

The promising new film is said to be based on the memoir of folkie Dave Van Ronk.

January 25, 2013

Some details in Skyfall are just too silly to accept.

November 29, 2012

The long-time Dylan historian sounds off on the Bard’s thirty-fifth studio album.

October 2, 2012

Tom Morello marks Guthrie’s 100th by restoring the left-wing verses of his most famous song.

July 13, 2012

A centennial tribute to the man whose influence has been as profoundly felt as that of any musician in US, and perhaps world, history.

July 13, 2012

Woody Guthrie's influence was as profoundly felt as any musician in US, and perhaps world, history.

July 11, 2012

Twitter brings you the the best Republican songs you've never heard of. 

July 9, 2012

 Eric on Heart and Paul Simon and Reed on the absurdity of the anger surrounding leaks.

June 15, 2012

Eric reviews his latest music choices and Reed analyzes recent trends in Congressional oratory.

May 25, 2012