March 1977

  • Woodstein U: Notes on the Mass Production and Questionable Education of Journalists

    More than enough students are enrolled in journalism courses at this moment to replace every professional journalist now employed on an American newspaper. What explains this madcap scramble for jobs that don't exist, and how well are the students prepared? A veteran journalist reports on the state of America's schools of communications.

  • Whatever Happened to the Cranberry Crisis?

    Each day brings new discoveries, most of them alarming, about chemical poisoning in the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the air we breathe, and the manufacturing procedures we depend upon. Are we victims of crisis overkill, or are the dangers all too real? A report on the status of environmental crises, past and present.

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The Horrors of Rat Hole Mining

"The river was our source of water. Now, the people won't touch it."

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What's Your Favorite Slang Word?

From "swag" to "on fleek," tweens choose.

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Cryotherapy's Dubious Appeal

James Hamblin tries a questionable medical treatment.

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Confessions of Moms Around the World

In Europe, mothers get maternity leave, discounted daycare, and flexible working hours.

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How Do Trees Know When It's Spring?

The science behind beautiful seasonal blooming

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