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Joe Matt

Farewell to a Poor Bastard Farewell to a Poor Bastard

Joe Matt (1963–2023) made hilarious comedy of his own misery.

Sep 21, 2023 / Obituary / Jeet Heer

Victor Navasky speaking on stage

Victor Navasky: A Generous, Mischievous, Endlessly Entertaining Genius Victor Navasky: A Generous, Mischievous, Endlessly Entertaining Genius

The Nation’s former publisher remembers his former partner and lifelong friend.

Jan 27, 2023 / Editorial / Hamilton Fish

Norman Fruchter by the ocean.

Norman Fruchter Was a Giant in the Fight for Education Equity Norman Fruchter Was a Giant in the Fight for Education Equity

Fruchter, who passed away recently, was also a key figure in the New Left on both sides of the Atlantic.

Jan 13, 2023 / Obituary / Alix Kates Shulman

Studs Terkel

The Decline of Progressive Publishing Houses Is a Loss for Everyone The Decline of Progressive Publishing Houses Is a Loss for Everyone

The end of Pantheon and Metropolitan augers a strange and unchallenging world of ideas.

Oct 7, 2022 / Tom Engelhardt

Is There a Future for Russian Independent Media?

Is There a Future for Russian Independent Media? Is There a Future for Russian Independent Media?

The press in Russia has been operating under slow but constant erosion during the entirety of Putin’s watch.

Sep 29, 2022 / Interactive / Alyona Minkovski and Alina Spatz

Framed photo of murdered journalist and a camera on top of a coffin.

Preserving the Memory of Murdered Journalists in Mexico Preserving the Memory of Murdered Journalists in Mexico

Family members of assassinated media workers in Veracruz have formed a network to honor their relatives’ work and to care for one another.

Sep 26, 2022 / Liliana Frankel

Save Local News. Our Democracy Depends On It.

Save Local News. Our Democracy Depends On It. Save Local News. Our Democracy Depends On It.

The government needs to invest now to revive local journalism—a public good that is essential to democracy.

Jul 21, 2022 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

Red Planet Books and Comics in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Don’t Fear a Red Planet: The Story of the World’s Only Native Comic Shop Don’t Fear a Red Planet: The Story of the World’s Only Native Comic Shop

Lee Francis IV turned an empty hair salon into a space for “Indigenerds” to let their imaginations run wild.

May 4, 2022 / Cecilia Nowell

Tom Tomorrow cartoon

The Counter-Intuitivist The Counter-Intuitivist

You never know what he’s going to say next!

Nov 9, 2021 / Tom Tomorrow

Jessica Johnson and Albert Oldcrow, two of the three hosts of Beyond Bows and Arrows

“Beyond Bows and Arrows”: Indigenous Radio in Texas “Beyond Bows and Arrows”: Indigenous Radio in Texas

Two hours of escape and connection.

Oct 18, 2021 / Pauly Denetclaw

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