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Liberal warrior

When it comes to his signature issues — climate change, campaign finance reform, tax fairness — Whitehouse makes little secret of his approach: marshal the facts, hammer the Republicans, and embarrass them into action.
Sheldon Whitehouse is attacking the obstructionist GOP head-on. Will it work?
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  April 12, 2013

Photos: Occupy the Capital on January 17, 2012

The Occupy movement takes on Congress in their own backyard.
The Occupy movement takes on Congress
By ANDREW MCFARLAND  |  January 20, 2012

George Pelecanos's Spero falls short

Better than almost any current writer, Pelecanos has shown what city dwellers have known for years: that it is urban neighborhoods, and not suburbs, where what we think of as the small-town values of community and knowing your neighbors have taken root.
War zero
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  August 26, 2011

The Top Five Reasons You Should Be Upset You Are Not Going to Comic Con

Comic Con 2011 begins today in San Diego, as if every nerd were not already painfully (or joyfully, if attending) aware. Laser Orgy is here...
By Kelly Dickinson  |  July 21, 2011

Comics fest returns, with kids up front

If you have any doubt that comic books are ascendant in popular culture, look no farther than the film Thor , based on the Marvel adaptation of the Norse god, which has earned more than $344 million in less than a month in theaters.
Page Life
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  May 20, 2011

Photos: Scenes from the Rally to Restore Sanity

With nary a be-skidmarked pair of Betsy Ross boxer shorts in sight.
Thousands of Daily Show fans, Flying Spaghetti Monsters, and Hogwarts alums, and more converge on the National Mall | October 30, 2010
By ERIN BALDASSARI  |  October 29, 2010


Wale | Attention Deficit

It turns out there is merit behind the billion-dollar hype machine that’s been propelling Wale since he surfaced on the face of URB two years ago.
Interscope (2009)
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 27, 2009

Our superheroes, ourselves

Is there a breed of person more tenderly optimistic, more winsomely hopeful for the best, more loyal to the possibility of good, than the American summer moviegoer?
What the current crop of comic-book action movies tells us about America's identity crisis
By JAMES PARKER  |  July 09, 2008