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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

Urban sprawl, Las Vegas, Nev.

The Case Against Homeownership The Case Against Homeownership

Instead of perpetuating the Ponzi scheme of private property for some, we should be demanding economic security for all.

Jun 5, 2023 / Highlights / Jane Chung

A visitor takes a picture with his mobile phone of an image designed with artificial intelligence inspired by Johannes Vermeer’s painting “Girl With a Pearl Earring.”

Truth in the Age of the Deepfake Truth in the Age of the Deepfake

Could our interest in true-crime podcasts and celebrity biopics be telling us something about our collective discomfort with faking it?

Jun 2, 2023 / Highlights / Marianela D’Aprile

Use of heavy machinery in South Kashmir

Holding G20 Meetings in Kashmir Fuels Ecocide and Advances India’s Occupation Holding G20 Meetings in Kashmir Fuels Ecocide and Advances India’s Occupation

This week India is hosting G20 meetings in Kashmir—normalizing its military occupation of the disputed region while fueling the ongoing ecocide.

May 22, 2023 / Highlights / Nazish Qureshi

Joe Louis

How Racist Car Dealers KO’d Joe Louis How Racist Car Dealers KO’d Joe Louis

A never-before-published tranche of letters reveals the white-collar racism that prevented the world’s most popular athlete from selling Fords.

May 8, 2023 / Highlights / Silke-Maria Weineck

The Conviction of Lucinda Williams

The Conviction of Lucinda Williams The Conviction of Lucinda Williams

The Nation spoke with the singer-songwriter about her political commitments, her battles with the music industry, and her new memoir Don’t Tell Anybody the Secrets I Told You.

May 4, 2023 / Books & the Arts / Emma Hager

Helen Schietinger, 74, holds her allotted masks and Covid-19 self-test kits

We’re Still Getting Our Pandemic Preparation Horribly Wrong We’re Still Getting Our Pandemic Preparation Horribly Wrong

Until we focus on the combustible social conditions that made Covid so devastating, we’ll never be truly ready for the next pandemic.

Apr 21, 2023 / Highlights / Martha Lincoln and Anne N. Sosin

Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey in “The Last of Us.”

What “The Last of Us” Could Never Do What “The Last of Us” Could Never Do

The HBO series exposed all the limits of video game adaptations.

Apr 20, 2023 / Books & the Arts / Erin Schwartz

Caitlin Clark’s Lesson for White Athletes: Don’t Be a MAGA Pawn

Caitlin Clark’s Lesson for White Athletes: Don’t Be a MAGA Pawn Caitlin Clark’s Lesson for White Athletes: Don’t Be a MAGA Pawn

When given the lucrative chance to demonize a rival player, Clark chose a different path.

Apr 7, 2023 / Highlights / Dave Zirin

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