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The Most Shocking Thing Bob Dylan Has Ever Written

Dylan has changed in the last 50 years, but it’s not at all clear that the journalists who write about him have changed. Read More »

It’s All Very Simple: Birthers Believe that Washington Is a Sundown Town

For the birthers Washington is a sundown town--a town that excludes blacks Read More »

Book Review: Magic Lantern: Travels in Russian History by Rachel Polonsky

Rachel Polonsky takes us on an unforgettable trip through some important places in Russian history Read More »

It’s Hard to Tell the Players — and Make Money — Without a Scorecard

Those who want to hold onto money and power by dividing the world up into good guys and bad buys are having a hard time. Read More »

And the Winner at the Grammys Was…the ’60s!

The appearance of Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, and Barbra Streisand on the Grammys was more than an exercise in nostalgia. Read More »

Shooting Rampage in Tucson Threatens Livelihood of Disharmony Trio

The national unity that may follow the shootings in Tucson threatens the livelihood of Limbaugh, Beck, and Palin. Read More »

Movie Review: The Kids Are All Right

Ordinariness is precisely the point of the lesbian marriage in The Kids Are All Right. Read More »

Time Is On Obama’s Side

Republican disunity will help to insure Obama's re-election. Read More »

Bruce Springsteen and the Elephant in the Recording Studio

Bob Dylan's legacy liberated Bruce Springsteen's creative genius. Read More »

Christine O’Donnell is Bewitched by Wichita Billionaires

The billionaire Koch brothers are using the Tea Partiers for their own purposes. Read More »