April 1996

Joseph J. Romm and Charles B. Curtis, “Mideast Oil Forever?”; James Carroll, “An American Requiem”; Nicholas Lemann, “Kicking in Groups”; Anne F. Thurston, “In a Chinese Orphanage”; James Fallows, “Navigating the Galaxies”; and much more.

  • Apple on the Town

    Travel tips from the star New York Times reporter and bon vivant

  • Cover Art

    Back to April contents.

  • Mideast Oil Forever?

    Congressional budget-cutters threaten to end America's leadership in new energy technologies that could generate hundreds of thousands of high-wage jobs, reduce damage to the environment, and limit our costly, dangerous dependency on oil from the unstable Persian Gulf region.

  • An American Requiem

    God, my father, and the war that came between us

  • Kicking in Groups

    Just as intriguing as Robert Putnam's theory that we are "bowling alone"--that the bonds of civic association are dissolving--is how readily the theory hasbeen accepted

  • In a Chinese Orphanage

    The plight of many Chinese orphans is horrificand much publicized, but behind it lie public-policyconcerns peculiar to China and rarelyacknowledged parallelsin the West

  • It's Lew, Babe, Just Lew

    Innuendo as a way to promotion

  • Junior

    "I help people find things," her aunt said. "They call me up from all over the U.S. and Canada. Missing dogs are my specialty"

  • The Old Made New

    East Germany's treasures are once again a delight to see

  • Navigating the Galaxies

    New programs are trying to make sense of the uncodified information on the Internet

  • Nuts I Love

    The great hazelnut becomes yet greater with chocolate

  • To Work is to Live Without Dying

    At a time when numbing public discourse portrays the two sexes as though they were wearing numbered jerseys of different colors, Rainer Maria Rilke…

  • Right, Here Goes

    A review of Therapy by David Lodge.

  • 745 Boylston Street

    -- R. W. APPLE JR., whose travel article about eastern Germany, "The Old Made New," appears in this issue, is one of the world's great bon…

  • Letters

    -- LETTERS New Iron Curtain Washington's Character. A French Mirror. Strawberry Fields. Advice & Consent. New Iron Curtain.…

  • The Almanac

    Almanac -- The April Almanac Government. Money laundering--the use of financial transactions to hide illegal profits, such as…

  • Word Watch

    The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Third Edition. corporate anorexia, a company's loss of effectiveness due…

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A New York City Minute, Frozen in Time

This short film takes you on a whirling tour of the Big Apple

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What Happened to the Milky Way?

Light pollution has taken away our ability to see the stars. Can we save the night sky?

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The Faces of #BlackLivesMatter

Scenes from a recent protest in New York City

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life

The Supreme Court justice talks gender equality and marriage.

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The Pentagon's $1.5 Trillion Mistake

The F-35 fighter jet was supposed to do everything. Instead, it can barely do anything.

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