Books & the Arts

The Problematic Past, Present, and Future of Inequality Studies

The Problematic Past, Present, and Future of Inequality Studies The Problematic Past, Present, and Future of Inequality Studies

Branko Milanović’s century-spanning intellectual history of inequality in economic theory reveals the ideological reasons behind the field’s resurgence in the last few decades.

Mar 20, 2024 / Books & the Arts / Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins

The United Farm Worker's 1,000 Mile March, 1975.

How Unions Are Made How Unions Are Made

A new history of labor organizing in Coachella tells us not only the story of the United Farm Workers but also how its rank-and-file members drove the union to success.

Mar 19, 2024 / Books & the Arts / Juan Ignacio Mora

Lucy Sante

Lucy Sante and the Solitude and Solidarity of Transitioning Lucy Sante and the Solitude and Solidarity of Transitioning

In her new memoir, I Heard Her Call My Name, Sante dissects her past in order to understand her future.

Mar 18, 2024 / Books & the Arts / Stephanie Burt

Molly Ranson, Nael Nacer, and Aria Shahghasemi in “Prayer for the French Republic.”

A Broadway Play’s Clumsy Intervention Into Antisemitism A Broadway Play’s Clumsy Intervention Into Antisemitism

Prayer for the French Republic is among a spate of recent dramas devoted to the precarity of Jewish life at the expense of solidarity.

Mar 14, 2024 / Books & the Arts / Alisa Solomon

Bad Brains in London, 1987.

Black Punk Means Liberation Black Punk Means Liberation

The present and future of Black punk culture.

Mar 13, 2024 / Books & the Arts / Marc Bayard

What Happened to the 21st-Century City?

What Happened to the 21st-Century City? What Happened to the 21st-Century City?

And how we can save it.

Mar 12, 2024 / Books & the Arts / Kate Wagner

Nation Poetry

A Portrait of the Artist as I Hate You A Portrait of the Artist as I Hate You

Mar 12, 2024 / Books & the Arts / Christopher Spaide

Who Is In Charge in the Biden White House?

Who Is In Charge in the Biden White House? Who Is In Charge in the Biden White House?

In The Last Politician, Franklin Foer offers a portrait of an administration at odds with itself. 

Mar 11, 2024 / Books & the Arts / Osita Nwanevu

Who Will Win Big at the Oscars? 

Who Will Win Big at the Oscars?  Who Will Win Big at the Oscars? 

A Nation reader from American Fiction to The Zone of Interest

Mar 8, 2024 / Books & the Arts / The Nation

Dune: Part Two

What’s Missing From “Dune: Part Two” What’s Missing From “Dune: Part Two”

While Frank Herbert’s original series was about the dangers of messianism, Denis Villeneuve’s rendition wields ambivalence like a secret weapon in its effort to avoid the tough qu...

Mar 8, 2024 / Books & the Arts / Jorge Cotte

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