Alana Pockros

Engagement Editor

@Apockros

is The Nation’s engagement editor. She also edits Cleveland Review of Books and has written for Los Angeles Review of Books, The Baffler, The Drift, and elsewhere.

A woman on a couch at a therapist's office, 1949.

What’s Life Like for the Child of a Psychoanalyst? What’s Life Like for the Child of a Psychoanalyst?

Alice Wexler’s The Analyst explores the complicated life of her father, Milton Wexler, whose work courted controversy in the public and within in his family

Apr 24, 2023 / Books & the Arts / Alana Pockros

Nell Zink’s California

Nell Zink’s California Nell Zink’s California

There is Hollywood, there are lights, but only the rich are allowed to enjoy them.

Dec 13, 2022 / Books & the Arts / Alana Pockros

The 1990s Were Meant to Be the End of History—Instead They Birthed the Future

The 1990s Were Meant to Be the End of History—Instead They Birthed the Future The 1990s Were Meant to Be the End of History—Instead They Birthed the Future

Welcome to The Nation’s '90s issue, a heady romp through the decade that set the stage for the present moment.

Dec 12, 2022 / Editorial / Lizzy Ratner, Regina Mahone, Ludwig Hurtado, and Alana Pockros

What the Year 2000 Wrought

What the Year 2000 Wrought What the Year 2000 Wrought

A conversation with Andrew Rice about his book The Year That Broke America, the chaotic politics of the aughts, and how that decade’s eccentric characters defined American life.&nb...

Apr 26, 2022 / Books & the Arts / Alana Pockros

Howardena Pindell’s Decades-Long Fight to Integrate the Art World

Howardena Pindell’s Decades-Long Fight to Integrate the Art World Howardena Pindell’s Decades-Long Fight to Integrate the Art World

There’s been a surge of interest in the 78-year-old artist’s work, but art institutions remain overwhelmingly white and male.

Mar 15, 2022 / Alana Pockros

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