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Don't let reproductive rights get lost in the run-up to Election Day.

Affirmative action for potential leaders of the world's most powerful country: that's what the GOP stands for now.

Ten tough questions for Sarah Palin. Really tough.

Just about the only thing Amy Winehouse hasn't repackaged from the black music archives is the one thing she could use: a lesson in Motown etiquette.

British punk rocker and activist Billy Bragg talks about his new album and the politics and economics of free online music.

Why listen to Stravinksy in sequence when you can click shuffle on your iPod and rediscover the music anew?

If you're curious to learn more about the bugalú, check out these five albums.

A new generation rediscovers the freewheeling rhythms of the Nuyorican bugalú.

Multiply your good fortune by giving generously to these progressive organizations and charities.

The subtle sounds of this saxophonist defy definition.

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In this week’s Altercation Eric honors artists and writers whose careers have stood the test of time.

May 5, 2015

This week's Altercation includes reviews of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra's tributes to music icons and the darkly comedic Broadway hit Hand To God.

April 23, 2015

The best live shows, audiobooks and Eric's funeral playlist: it's all inside today's Altercation.

April 14, 2015

Eric responds to his critics and reviews the best shows of the week in today's Altercation.

March 25, 2015

"Everybody thought everybody was fooling everybody. And both of us were probably right to a certain extent, everybody was fooling each of us."

March 19, 2015

The best TV shows, albums and concerts: it's all inside today's Altercation.

March 12, 2015

The ’60s crooner was a pioneer for women’s and LGBT rights in the entertainment industry and for social justice everywhere.

February 19, 2015

Eric Alterman on 2014's best music, concerts and the year of the box set.

January 22, 2015

Eric on this week’s concerts and Reed on how, from Bill Cosby’s victims to drone strikes, the media refuse to protect the powerless.

December 2, 2014

Eric on this week in concerts and new music releases and Reed on how the mainstream press is always trying to tell the same (false) story about the Republican Party.

November 17, 2014