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April 28, 2008 Issue

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  • Books & the Arts

    Phil Donahue’s War

    His new documentary is breaking the taboo that says Americans cannot stomach the reality of the Iraq War.

    John Nichols

  • Spots, Smudges and Glitter

    A tour of the New York art galleries reveals a number of talented artists exploring the possibilities of "bad" representational painting.

    Barry Schwabsky

  • Un Ballon Est un Ballon

    In Flight of the Red Balloon, filmmaker Hou Hsiao-hsien takes on an unmistakably Parisian story with unbridled creative abandon.

    Stuart Klawans

  • The March

    There were two or three stragglers who couldn't keep up

    with the rest. I said to the captain, "What should we do about

    James Tate

  • Man Out of Time

    In Hari Kunzru's captivating new novel My Revolutions, a former anti-Vietnam terrorist is dredged up after half a lifetime underground.

    Mark Sorkin

  • Where Now? Let’s Go!

    The nonsensical funhouse of Donald Barthelme's fiction celebrates the cosmic joke of life and the pathos of grappling with it.

    Joanna Scott
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  • Letters

    Letters

    Readers weigh in on the cost of war, efforts to smear Obama and gas-guzzling Hummers.

    The Nation