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Hot Type: 150 Years of The Nation

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This year marks the 150th anniversary of The Nation, the oldest weekly magazine in the country. Join us for the West Coast premier of Oscar-winner Barbara Kopple’s new documentary film, Hot Type: 150 Years of The Nation, featuring intimate encounters with the writers, columnists, editors—and interns—who are both custodians of The Nation’s enduring values of dissent and stewards of its future. The film will be followed by Q&A with Kopple, writer Amy Wilentz, and Nation editor and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel. Norman Lear will begin the evening with opening remarks.

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