Margaret Spillane

Margaret Spillane, a longtime Nation contributor, teaches visual and performing art criticism at Yale.

Say Goodnight, Joe Lieberman

Say Goodnight, Joe Lieberman Say Goodnight, Joe Lieberman

The senator's ideological shape-shifting has fallen out of favor.

Jan 21, 2011 / Bruce Shapiro and Margaret Spillane

Pinter: Bare-Knuckled Citizen Playwright Pinter: Bare-Knuckled Citizen Playwright

In the end, Harold Pinter devoted himself to defining "the real truth of our lives and our societies." Now that he's gone, his twenty-nine plays will continue that rude, honorable ...

Dec 27, 2008 / Books & the Arts / Margaret Spillane

Beckett at 100 Beckett at 100

No playwright has given plainer witness to the planet's most violent century or borne such loving witness to the dispossessed.

Apr 27, 2006 / Books & the Arts / Margaret Spillane

The People’s Church The People’s Church

Margaret Spillane is a native Bostonian.

Dec 18, 2002 / Editorial / Margaret Spillane

Law’s the Law in Boston Law’s the Law in Boston

Boston's Bernard Cardinal Law deserves the Watergate Award for Obfuscatory Declamation: He has characterized his nearly two decades of cover-up of felonies--namely, the rape and m...

Mar 7, 2002 / Editorial / Margaret Spillane

Now It’s Ulster’s Turn Now It’s Ulster’s Turn

In spite of unionist provocations, the IRA has stood down violence during the ongoing democratic process.

Nov 1, 2001 / Editorial / Margaret Spillane

The V-Word Is Heard The V-Word Is Heard

That 18,000 people--mostly female--filled Madison Square Garden, a basilica of boy-sport theology, on February 10 to watch a celebrity-packed performance of The Vagina Monologues...

Feb 15, 2001 / Editorial / Margaret Spillane