The Nation is Celebrating its 150th Anniversary in Madison!

The Nation is the oldest continuously published weekly magazine in the United States. We are happy to announce that the Nation is celebrating its 150th Anniversary with a series of events right here in Madison!

  • Wednesday, April 29, 7 pm: Sundance Theatre. Midwestern premier of Oscar-winner Barbara Kopple’s documentary, Hot Type: 150 Years of The Nation. Madison's own John Nichols stars in the film, and will be there with CMD's LIsa Graves. Tickets and more information at

  • Thursday, April 30, 4 pm: Museum of Contemporary Art on State Street. Civil Rights in an Age of Extremism: a discussion about race, policing, immigration, and other modern-day civil rights issues with Gary Younge, Representative Mandela Barnes, Christine Neumann-Ortiz, M Adams, and John Nichols. Admission is free. More information on the Facebook event page.

  • Thursday, April 30, 7 pm: CMD's own Mary Bottari will be a featured speaker at the Monona Terrace evening event along with Nation publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel, John Nichols, State Representative Mandela Barnes, Nation & Guardian correspondent Gary Younge, and many others. It's free -- bring your friends! More information at

  • Friday, May 1, 6 pm: Spring Green, WI. Reading and discussion of D.D. Guttenplan's new paperback, The Nation: A Biography. Featuring Katrina vanden Heuvel and John Nichols. Signing and reception to follow. Admission is free. Visit for more information

  • Friday, May 1, 8 pm: Spring Green. Special screening of Hot Type: 150 Years of The Nation at the Gard Theater, with an introduction from Katrina vanden Heuvel and John Nichols. More info and tickets at:

For a complete lineup of anniversary events in 12 cities across the country, please visit