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The country struggles with religion and integration one week after the Charlie Hebdo murders.

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So is your block, your school, your neighborhood… your city, state and country.

Taylor Mac performs at New York Live Arts, January 2015

A musical project of maddening ambition unearths—and invents—a gay history of America.

Black Lives Matter protest

In the wake of the Ferguson uprising, black students nationwide are indicting the state violence they face in American education everyday.

By this time next year, marriage equality will be the law of the land.

Illustration by Doug Chayka

How evangelicals are taking advantage of publicly funded spaces.

Je suis Charlie

We must resist the push to increase surveillance and repeat the foreign policy mistakes of the past.

Egyptian candlelight vigil for Charlie Hebdo

Facile explanations for the massacre must be resisted.

Eula Biss

Eula Biss’s On Immunity is a slipshod book full of brilliant moments.

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“Are there no gentlemen left in in American public life?”

April 25, 2015

This week, students hit the streets for racial and economic justice.

April 24, 2015

The devastating migrant boat wreck in the Mediterranean reveals the failure of the EU's refugee policy.  

April 24, 2015

“That the recent outbreak was so inept as to be almost idiotic must be evident to the minds of all but the Irishmen who took part in it.”

April 24, 2015

How can we judge the latest Clinton scandal when the reporting around it is so murky?

April 23, 2015

The Justice Department’s quest to prosecute Barry Bonds is a shameful stain in their history. Now put him in the Hall of Fame.

April 23, 2015

"Art is artifice," a Nation critic once wrote in an essay on Shakespeare. "But the artifices owes its meaning to the fact that it has, here and there, its pertinence to life."

April 23, 2015

We look back to the time when a science columnist wrote up one possible replacement for "the fossil fuel which is now so important an element in the existing order of human society."

April 22, 2015

“It is an operation—however well meaning, however many good people involved—that is, at its core, a shuck.”

April 22, 2015

Several congressional Democrats, along with progressive activists, are launching a campaign to eliminate student debt.

April 21, 2015