Books & the Arts

American Beauty or American Pie? American Beauty or American Pie?

*Last year, I was the guest editor of The Nation's first issue devoted exclusively to Hollywood and politics.

Mar 16, 2000 / Books & the Arts / Peter Biskind

Inside Indiewood Inside Indiewood

The Nation asked seven prominent members of the independent film community, including several filmmakers who released major films this year, to take the temperature of the movem

Mar 16, 2000 / Books & the Arts / Peter Biskind

Mr. Hoch Goes to Hollywood Mr. Hoch Goes to Hollywood

The film Jails, Hospitals & Hip-Hop will be released in 2000...we hope.

Mar 16, 2000 / Books & the Arts / Danny Hoch

All the President’s Mien All the President’s Mien

Leon Aron, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, has over the past few years become known as an authority on Boris Yeltsin, a man he patently likes and has vig...

Mar 9, 2000 / Books & the Arts / Abraham Brumberg

Executioners’ Songs Executioners’ Songs

The Control Equipment such as Voltage Regulators, Auto Transformers, Oil Circuit Breakers, Panel Board, etc., was designed by and supplied by General Electric Company.

Mar 9, 2000 / Books & the Arts / JoAnn Wypijewski

Planetary Realignments Planetary Realignments

Last night a teenager killed himself below my bedroom window. I heard it happen: first a crescendo of police sirens coming up the avenue at two in the morning, then a crash.

Mar 9, 2000 / Books & the Arts / Stuart Klawans

Infinite Jest Infinite Jest

Dave Eggers's memoir, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, has been a bit too loudly hyped as an ironic tearjerker, and a media juggernaut has branded its author a tragic h...

Mar 2, 2000 / Books & the Arts / Elise Harris

On Leo, Gio and Tobey On Leo, Gio and Tobey

It's a sign of age: Mention 1985, and I will sometimes think you're talking about last year.

Mar 2, 2000 / Books & the Arts / Stuart Klawans

From Crimson to Coal Seam From Crimson to Coal Seam

I first heard about Powers Hapgood while working at the United Mine Workers, an organization he had tried to change fifty years earlier.

Mar 2, 2000 / Books & the Arts / Steve Early

Lennon’s MI5-FBI Files Lennon’s MI5-FBI Files

The headline in the Sunday Times of London was spectacular: Lennon Funded Terrorists and Trotskyists. It was also erroneous.

Feb 23, 2000 / Books & the Arts / Jon Wiener

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