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…

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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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