November 1995

  • A Model Prison

    McKean, a federal correctional institution, does everything that "make 'em bust rocks" politicians decry --imagine, educating inmates! -- and it works

  • In the Strawberry Fields

    The management of California's strawberry industry offers a case study of both the dependence on an imported peasantry that characterizes much of American agriculture and the destructive consequences of a deliberate low-wage economy

  • The Warring Visions of the Religious Right

    Regent University is the intellectual and theological center of the Christian Coalition. What is it like there? Does an inverse political correctness rule? What theology is taught, and what are its political implications? On a recent visit the author, a noted Harvard theologian, found some surprising answers -- among them, that the "Christian right" is no monolith

  • What Main Street Can Learn From the Mall

    A guided tour with a landscape architect and retailing specialist who believes that shopping malls -- vilify them though we might -- can offer moribund cities what they desperately need: practical lessons in the psychology of commerce

  • The Elite Primary

    It's the real first-in-the-nation contest. At stake: the Rolodex men, the press, and Rush Limbaugh

  • A Model Prison

    McKean, a federal correctional institution, does everything that "make 'em bust rocks" politicians decry--imagine, educating inmates!--and it works

  • Bow Ties

    Some rules of thumb for the neck

  • Scaling the Heights

    A skier's pilgrimage to Switzerland--and how to afford one

  • The World's Toughest Competition

    Each spring some eighty Army Rangers seek to demonstrate that they are the hardiest and most multi-talented athletes in the world.

  • A Passive President?

    A rich one-volume biography of the touchstone of American greatness

  • 745 Boylston Street

    745 Boylston St. -- Harvey Cox, a Baptist minister and a Harvard theologian, who is the author of this month's cover story, "The Warring Visions…

  • Letters

    Other Departments -- November 1995 LETTERS Ferocious Differences Dam Problems. Structure of Success. Ferocious Differences It is…

  • The Almanac

    Almanac -- The November Almanac Arts & Letters November 16, by today all federally funded museums and agencies housing Native American…

  • Word Court

    We are wrestling with the term freshman here at Michigan Technological University. Some prefer first-year student; others contend that freshman is…


CrossFit Versus Yoga: Choose a Side

How a workout becomes a social identity


Is Technology Making Us Better Storytellers?

The minds behind House of Cards and The Moth weigh in.


A Short Film That Skewers Hollywood

A studio executive concocts an animated blockbuster. Who cares about the story?


In Online Dating, Everyone's a Little Bit Racist

The co-founder of OKCupid shares findings from his analysis of millions of users' data.


What Is a Sandwich?

We're overthinking sandwiches, so you don't have to.


Let's Talk About Not Smoking

Why does smoking maintain its allure? James Hamblin seeks the wisdom of a cool person.



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