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On a sparkling Indian summer day fifteen years ago, I was waiting in front of the Pyongyang Hotel with a British documentary producer.
Patti Smith scanned the thousands of antiwar demonstrators who filled Washington the day after the death of Paul Wellstone and reflected on the enormous loss of the Minnesota senator whose last
During one pleasant dinner aboard the Nation cruise, one of my tablemates told an amusing story about Einstein giving a lecture in which he stated that he expected the solar system to im
With sniper suspect now in jail,
DAs are fighting tooth and nail.
They’re in a monumental race
To see who gets to try this case
It’s easy to find fault with Blue Shoe, Anne Lamott’s sixth novel.
They say that war is hell, and Chris Hedges shows us how and why. Hedges’s War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning painfully and profoundly illustrates how violent conflict destroys those i
Why is so much fiction written in our language and why is so much of what is written of so little consequence?
“A war was about to start. Knots of wide-eyed people gathered in courtyards, in open fields, on street corners….
“Ifavor unconditional withdrawal from the territories,” says a former head of Israel’s security service, rather starkly, given his background. It’s from an interview in this edited collection o
Until and unless a nonhuman animal becomes a legal person, she will remain invisible to civil law.” This quote from the legal profile in Bark magazine’s fall issue in many ways sums up
As you are no doubt aware, First Lady Laura Bush is a former teacher and has a master’s degree in library science. This is all to the good.
If Steven Pinker’s latest 500-page treatise on the brain, The Blank Slate, serves any wider purpose in the popular discussion of science issues, it will, one hopes, be the final demoliti