Thursday, January 29, 2015

150th Birthday of "The Nation" Will be Celebrated in Tucson in March

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The magazine, The Nation, has been around for 150 years, created, according to its website, "by anti-slavery abolitionists four months after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln." The magazine is doing a victory lap with birthday celebrations around the country, and it's landing in Tucson during the 2015 Tucson Festival of Books, March 14 and 15. Tucson is the second of 15 cities where the celebration is touching down.

Here's the schedule of talks and events.

• Katha Pollitt, “Reclaiming Abortion Rights” March 14, 11:30 am
• John Nichols, Katha Pollitt, Lee Fang, and Congressman Raul Grijalva, “The Nation: 150 Years of Ideas” March 14, 4 pm (Live on CSPAN)
• John Nichols, Lee Fang, Mark Leibovich, and Mickey Edwards discuss “The Future of Politics” March 15, 1 pm
• Noam Chomsky in conversation with John Nichols, March 15, 4 pm 
• Exclusive, one-night, March 15 regional premier of Oscar-winner Barbara Kopple’s documentary, Hot Type: 150 Years of The Nation followed by talk-back with John Nichols and others.
The magazine will have a booth at the book festival, and will also be putting on an investigative reporting workshop and a poetry workshop.

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