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Agota Kristof, 1991.

Ágota Kristóf and the Agony of the “Enemy” Language Ágota Kristóf and the Agony of the “Enemy” Language

In her memoir, The Illiterate, the formidable Hungarian writer details her lifelong battle with language as a tool of misunderstanding.

Aug 14, 2023 / Books & the Arts / Missouri Williams

Megan Rapinoe, right, reacts to the United States' loss to Sweden in the Women's World Cup soccer match in Melbourne, Australia, on August 6, 2023.

Why the Right Wanted the USWNT to Lose Why the Right Wanted the USWNT to Lose

Conservatives want everything Megan Rapinoe represents—feminism, queerness, anti-racism, reproductive choice, women's strength—to wither away.

Aug 10, 2023 / Highlights / Dave Zirin

Abortion Denied: Reproductive Injustice Behind Bars

Abortion Denied: Reproductive Injustice Behind Bars Abortion Denied: Reproductive Injustice Behind Bars

"[This situation] should make you wonder whether we, as a society, should be incarcerating pregnant people in the first place."

Jul 28, 2023 / Highlights / Victoria Law

Kids wave Palestinian flags amidst the ruins of their destroyed home following Israeli raids on the town of Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip.

I Was Attacked for My Speech About Palestine. I Stand by Every Word. I Was Attacked for My Speech About Palestine. I Stand by Every Word.

My CUNY Law speech led to a torrent of abuse and vitriol, but I have no regrets.

Jul 27, 2023 / Highlights / Fatima Mohammed

SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher announces the union’s strike action at a press conference.

Actors Join Writers on Picket Lines to Fight the Studio Oligarchy Actors Join Writers on Picket Lines to Fight the Studio Oligarchy

The two major Hollywood unions are joining forces for the first time in 63 years. 

Jul 14, 2023 / Highlights / Ben Schwartz

Japanese woman standing at a crosswalk

Gender Inequality Is Driving a Mental Health Crisis in Japan Gender Inequality Is Driving a Mental Health Crisis in Japan

For many Japanese women, social isolation stems from deep economic problems and social inequalities that the Ministry of Loneliness will never address.

Jul 10, 2023 / Highlights / Karina Piser

Lessons From the Catastrophic Failure of the Metaverse

Lessons From the Catastrophic Failure of the Metaverse Lessons From the Catastrophic Failure of the Metaverse

Did the “creative class” learn anything from buying into a product that was obviously destined to flop?

Jul 3, 2023 / Mic Drop / Kate Wagner

Pakistan's Former PM Imran Khan Interview

Pakistan’s Crackdown Is “Unprecedented,” Says Imran Khan Pakistan’s Crackdown Is “Unprecedented,” Says Imran Khan

In an exclusive interview with The Nation, the embattled former prime minister alleges that American interference was behind his ouster and excoriates the Pakistani ruling coa...

Jun 30, 2023 / Highlights / Hasan Ali

Berlusconi

The Damage Silvio Berlusconi (1936–2023) Leaves Behind The Damage Silvio Berlusconi (1936–2023) Leaves Behind

The notorious tycoon and former Italian prime minister is gone, but his toxic legacy remains.

Jun 15, 2023 / Highlights / Niccolò Barca and Tommaso Grossi

Quintessa Swindell and Joel Edgerton in “Master Gardener.”

Paul Schrader’s Unlikely Optimism Paul Schrader’s Unlikely Optimism

Master Gardener seems designed to provoke. But in his late age, the filmmaker has settled into an earnest style, fixated on love and second chances.

Jun 15, 2023 / Books & the Arts / Vikram Murthi

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