January 1997

  • Forgotten Benefactor of Humanity

    Norman Borlaug, the agronomist whose discoveries sparked the Green Revolution, has saved literally millions of lives, yet he is hardly a household name

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  • The Spirit of Cotonou

    Finally, some helpful advice to the French on how to enhance the role of their language in the world

  • Good News!

    From Boston to San Francisco the community-based housing movement is transforming bad neighborhoods

  • 77 North Washington Street

    -- WE warmly recommend two new books that grew out of Atlantic Monthly articles: , by George L. Kelling and Catherine M. Coles, published by The…

  • Letters

    -- The Jefferson Image Home From Nowhere. Advice & Consent. The Jefferson Image. Conor Cruise O'Brien ( "Thomas Jefferson:…

  • The Almanac

    Almanac -- The January Almanac. Health & Safety. January 1, by today most commercial broadcast television and radio stations…

  • Word Court

    Ddone instead of finished to indicate the completion of a task. For example, at dinnertime my children would announce. "I'm done" and ask…

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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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