Alan Wolfe, “The Opening of the Evangelical Mind”; Matthew Miller, “Health Care: A Bolt of Civic Hope”; Jon Cohen, “The Hunt for the Origin of AIDS”; James Fallows, “Saving Salmon, or Seattle?”; and much more.
In the post-Columbine world, police departments all over America are adopting new, no-nonsense SWAT-team tactics
The notion that AIDS arose from a polio vaccine made with contaminated chimpanzee cells—the thesis of the best-selling book The River—is far from the only theory about how the epidemic started, and it is hotly disputed. The quest for the source of the epidemic is intensifying, as researchers scour the jungle for clues and try to "walk back" the disease genetically with the help of the world's most powerful computers
Of all America's religious traditions, the author writes, evangelical Protestantism, at least in the twentieth-century conservative forms, has long ranked "dead last in intellectual stature." Now evangelical thinkers are trying to revitalize their tradition. Can they turn an intellectual backwater into an intellectual beacon?
In an anti-political time the politics of remedy is still possible. Two congressmen, one liberal, one conservative, both versed in the relevant complexities, agree on the bones of a plan to insure the 44 million Americans without health insurance
At midnight I climb out the window and run through the city, staying in back alleys and unlit streets. I keep an eye out for any and all enemies who dare to venture into the night. Though they are many and I am one, I will fight the battle alone
Now that doctors are letting us eat eggs again, farmers are working to make eggs taste like they used to
It pays to believe.
The Northwest is obsessed with the fate of salmon -- except that, as is often true, the battle is really over how people want to live
Our hands-off attitude toward aggressive search and seizure arises out of a misreading of the Constitution. The Fourth Amendment doesn't mean what we think
This month tune in to the A&E Network for a celebration of the pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim. On October 15 at 9:00 A.M. EST, see…
All agog at Gehry's Guggenheim.
Boxing, karaoke, prostitution -- one-stop shopping in the new China
Why the young distrust love and fear commitment.
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An Acquired Taste. Psychology at Harvard. Faulkner. Stem-winder. An Acquired Taste "An Acquired Taste" (July Atlantic) is informative,…
Demographics In much of the country the peak season for rodent infestations begins this month, with the first cold snap of autumn; some 21…
Investigations of slang by the editor of the Random House Dictionary of American Slang.