March 1997

  • Whose Right to Die?

    America should think again before pressing ahead with the legalization of physician-assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia

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  • Welding With Children

    He was just one old man with a little brown book of Bible stories. How could he compete with MTV, the Playboy Channel, and rental movies where people kill each other with no more thought than it would take to swat a fly?

  • An Audubon in Sound

    Messiaen's radiant birdsongs, the crown of his creation, belong as much to the artist as to nature

  • 77 North Washington Street

    IN signing the welfare bill that Peter Edelman deplores in this month's cover story, President Bill Clinton quoted a line from Robert F. Kennedy:…

  • Letters

    No-Frills Jesus. Magic Time. Immigration. Advice & Consent. No-Frills Jesus The article of mine that Charlotte Allen ("The …

  • The Almanac

    Government March 27: as of today female circumcision, or female genital mutilation, becomes illegal in the United States, according…

  • Word Court

    Ian before historian, historic, or historical. The rule regarding articles appears to be quite simple and straightforward: one uses a before…

Video

Why Did I Study Physics?

Using hand-drawn cartoons to explain an academic passion

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What If Emoji Lived Among Us?

A whimsical ad imagines what life would be like if emoji were real.

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Living Alone on a Sailboat

"If you think I'm a dirtbag, then you don't understand the lifestyle."

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How Is Social Media Changing Journalism?

How new platforms are transforming radio, TV, print, and digital

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The Place Where Silent Movies Sing

How an antique, wind-powered pipe organ brings films to life

Feature

The Future of Iced Coffee

Are artisan businesses like Blue Bottle doomed to fail when they go mainstream?

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