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Cultural Criticism and Analysis
Cultural Criticism and Analysis news and analysis from The Nation
May 20, 2022
How It Actually Sounded: Gene Santoro, 1950–2022
A superb reporter whose journalism will remain a vivid and reliable record of its time.
May 13, 2022
“The New York Times” Has Badly Lost Its Bearings
Its next editor, Joe Kahn, needs to get it back on course.
May 13, 2022
Farewell to Midge Decter, the Bigot on the Beach
The obituaries for the founding mother of neoconservatism fail to give a sense of how vile her opinions really were.
May 6, 2022
Jazz Fest Is Back. Let’s Dance. (But It’s Complicated.)
Beyond the confines of a beloved annual event, the future of live music in New Orleans remains unsettled.
April 13, 2022
Has Neoliberalism Really Come to an End?
A conversation with historian Gary Gerstle about understanding neoliberalism as a bipartisan worldview and how the political order it ushered in has crumbled.
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April 7, 2022
Ari Brostoff’s Truth Is Out There
The author’s debut collection,
, is an eclectic mix of left-wing cultural criticism and personal essays on topics like
April 5, 2022
Where Is the Women’s Movement?
Why do young feminists seem more interested in social media than in building feminist organizations?
March 31, 2022
Silicon Valley Founders Are Not the Protagonists of Reality
The fall of bloated tech start-ups isn’t tragic, regardless of what the recent spate of TV series would have you believe.
March 30, 2022
Across the Country, Faculty Fight to Defend Academic Freedom
Displaying an unprecedented solidarity, the academic community is mobilizing to confront an existential assault on its professional work and values.
March 24, 2022
A Mirror on Every Wall—and a Microphone Behind Every Mirror
The work of belonging is never done.