October 1999

  • Beyond the Information Revolution

    The truly revolutionary impact of the Information Revolution is just beginning to be felt. But it is not "information" that fuels this impact. It…

  • The Holocaust and the Catholic Church

    Some in the Vatican want to make Pius XII a saint. If they succeed, "the Church will have sealed its second millennium with a lie"

  • Lulu, Queen of the Camels

    In its loopy way the dromedary camel is already perfect, but in recent years biologists have been competing to refine it. The motivation comes from camel racing -- the Sport of Sheikhs

  • Closure and Roadkill on the Life's Highway

    "Then you'll do it?" Raymer asked. "I'll think about it," Corrie said. "It's a lot of money." She paused. "There's just one thing."

  • Brief Reviews

    by Thomas Morton of "Merrymount," edited by Jack Dempsey. Digital Scanning, Inc., 650 pages,$59.95/$39.95.

  • 77 North Washington Street

    IN an online interview with The Atlantic in 1995, Robert Pinsky, whose essay "Poetry and American Memory" appears in this issue, had the…

  • Letters

    What Dogs Want. School Vouchers. Range Management. Killing Whales. What Dogs Want Stephen Budiansky's interesting article "The Truth…

  • The Almanac

    Food October 1: New milk-pricing rules are scheduled to go into effect today, as the country's 60-year-old milk-pricing system -- long…


Is Technology Making Us Better Storytellers?

The minds behind House of Cards and The Moth weigh in.


A Short Film That Skewers Hollywood

A studio executive concocts an animated blockbuster. Who cares about the story?


In Online Dating, Everyone's a Little Bit Racist

The co-founder of OKCupid shares findings from his analysis of millions of users' data.


What Is a Sandwich?

We're overthinking sandwiches, so you don't have to.


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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