May 1996

  • I Don't Talk Service No More

    Neap's face is not very clear to me. It drifts just out of range. He said he could feel his house going down while we were talking on the phone.

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  • The Nitrous Oxide Philosopher

    Do drugs make religious experience possible? They did for James and for other philosopher-mystics of his day. James's experiments with psychoactive drugs raise difficult questions about belief and its conditions

  • Backlogs of History

    The past is a growing problem, and there's only going to be more of it

  • Blowback

    The CIA poured billions into a jihad against Soviet-occupied Afghanistan, creating a militant Islamist Abraham Lincoln Brigade believed to have been involved in bombings from Islamabad to New York. Is Bosnia next?

  • Someplace Like Home

    An eerily familiar house rises in many American landscapes

  • The Protean President

    Changed, changed utterly

  • 745 Boylston Street

    745 Boylston Street -- PETER G. Peterson, a New York investment banker and the founding president of the Concord Coalition, a citizens' group…

  • Letters

    -- LETTERS Hating the Media On Integrity. The Poetry Judge. Man on Horseback. Hating the Media There is more to the incident…

  • The Almanac

    Almanac -- The May Almanac Government Tax Freedom Day--the day by which the average American would have paid his tax bill for the year…

  • Word Court

    shelled almonds." I knew that she meant "whole almonds sans shells"; however, Generation X employees at three stores showed me whole almonds…

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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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