February 1996

  • The Precipitous World of Dan Osman

    On rock with a climber who deliberately plunges from greater and greater heights

  • Child Labor in Pakistan

    Pakistan has recently passed laws greatly limiting child labor and indentured servitude—but those laws are universally ignored, and some 11 milion children, aged four to fourteen, keep that country's factories operating, often working in brutal and squalid conditions

  • Why Americans Hate the Media

    Why has the media establishment become so unpopular? Perhaps the public has good reason to think that the media's self-aggrandizement gets in the way of solving the country's real problems

  • Right-Wing Populist

    Pat Buchanan's presidential campaign is testing a political potentiality that could have a future in downsizing America

  • Fair Trade

    By one estimate, some 20 percent of the world's economic transactions are now in the form of barter deals, up from only about five percent thirty years ago.

  • Cover Art

  • The Alchemist's Retort

    A multi-layered postmodern saga of damnation and salvation

  • 745 Boylston Street

    -- IN the course of reporting for this magazine a number of writers have put their lives on the line. The circumstances have sometimes…

  • Letters

    -- LETTERS Strawberry Fields Bow Ties. Strawberry Fields Thank you for Eric Schlosser's wonderful and poignant article "In the…

  • The Almanac

    Almanac -- The February Almanac Government Republican legislators may be enviously looking north this month, as Canada issues a…

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What Is a City?

Cities are like nothing else on Earth.

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CrossFit Versus Yoga: Choose a Side

How a workout becomes a social identity

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Is Technology Making Us Better Storytellers?

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

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A Short Film That Skewers Hollywood

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

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In Online Dating, Everyone's a Little Bit Racist

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

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What Is a Sandwich?

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

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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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