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Arts and Entertainment

Arts and Entertainment news and analysis from The Nation

  • March 18, 1999

    On Movies, Money & Politics

    The Nation asked six politically active members of the entertainment community to comment on recent developments in the realms of politics and popular culture.

    Peter Biskind

  • March 18, 1999

    Red Fox?

    The contracts are signed, the treatment is being written and Fox Television plans to fast-track production on a ten- to twelve-hour miniseries based on lefty historian Howard Zinn's A People's

    Tom Gogola

  • March 18, 1999

    Part of Our Time, Too

    Given the late Dalton Trumbo's various claims to verbal fame--highest-paid screenwriter of his day, most vocal member of the Hollywood Ten, polemicist extraordinaire, winner under the pseudon

    Dalton Trumbo and Murray Kempton

  • March 11, 1999

    Correspondance School Art

    If we think of a historical period as defined by what the French have usefully designated a mentalité--a shared set of attitudes, practices and beliefs--then periods end when one <

    Arthur C. Danto

  • March 11, 1999

    Too Many Cigarettes

    Monday: Screening of Garry Marshall's The Other Sister, which seems to be about a goldfish.

    Stuart Klawans

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  • March 4, 1999

    Kazan and the Bad Times

    Dalton Trumbo, a militant blacklisted screenwriter and novelist, commenting on the fifties struggle against government attempts to throttle the American left, said that in that battle there were

    Arthur Miller

  • March 4, 1999

    Touched by an Angel

    It's characteristic of Erick Zonca's extraordinary first feature, The Dreamlife of Angels, that we never learn how Isa got that scar across her right eyebrow.

    Stuart Klawans

  • March 4, 1999

    Screendance

    I grew up on dance films, although they weren't known as such; they were called musicals.

    Valerie Gladstone

  • February 25, 1999

    Oscar Who?

    Although the producers of the Academy Awards ceremony like to boast that a billion people watch their broadcast, I take comfort in knowing that another 5 billion do not.

    Stuart Klawans

  • February 18, 1999

    The Dynasty of Mingus

    For the past year and a half, I've been spending most of my time between 1922 and 1979--the years of Charles Mingus's birth and death, since I'm writing his biography, due to be published next ye

    Gene Santoro

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