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Language Arts news and analysis from The Nation
May 10, 2017
What Herman Melville Can Teach Us About the Trump Era
He would point out that what plagues us are the sins of the past coming home to roost: America’s tolerance of bigotry and blindness to its own faults.
April 7, 2017
Who Needs the NEA and NEH?
What is really lost when we cut public funds for the arts and humanities.
March 13, 2017
Stop the Trump Administration From Defunding the Arts and Humanities
This is not about fiscal responsibility.
December 24, 2016
Charles Dickens and the Ghosts of Christmas Present
Our duty as citizens and humans does not end with an electoral disappointment. It begins.
November 7, 2016
Meet the Winners of the ‘Nation’ Student Writing Contest
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July 28, 2016
The 2016 Nation Student Writing Contest
Entries will be accepted through Monday, September 26, 2016.
December 2, 2015
The Mexican novelist Yuri Herrera talks about the first English translation of one of his novels, the Mexica afterlife, and Dante.
July 14, 2015
The NYRB Is Rewriting Tony Judt’s Stance on Israel
Judt called for a just resolution to the conflict, not the preservation of a “Jewish State.”
Muhammad Idrees Ahmad
June 17, 2015
June 2, 2015
How the stormy eloquence of Delmore Schwartz made possible the glittering prose of Saul Bellow.