April 2000 | Volume 285 No. 4|
Vladimir Nabokov was a distinguished lepidopterist, and butterflies dance among his writings in the form of images and metaphors and as the subject of enchanted scrutiny. We offer a treasury of unpublished work by Nabokov relating to butterflies, including "the last important unpublished fiction."
by Vladimir Nabokov
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Web Only: Nabokov in The Atlantic
Atlantic Unbound offers the first two short stories by Nabokov to appear in The Atlantic -- "Cloud, Castle, Lake" (June 1941) and "The Aurelian" (November 1941) -- along with Nabokov's poem "Softest of Tongues" (December 1941), introduced and read aloud by Nabokov's son and translator, Dmitri Nabokov.
After the Wars: Yugoslavia and the World
A New Kind of Justice
Louise Arbour, the woman who indicted Slobodan Milosevic, helped to make the war-crimes tribunal an institution with real power.
by Charles Trueheart
The Reluctant Gendarme
Why the French have shown so little interest in arresting war criminals in Bosnia.
by Chuck Sudetic
Midnight in Sarajevo
Returning for New Year's Eve to a city without a soul.
by David Rieff
Notes & Comment:
A Hand for the Head
A new service for the hard-of-thinking.
by Cullen Murphy
Our First Telephone
A family in Alaska embraces the communications revolution -- up to a point.
by Leslie Leyland Fields
Regulation by Shaming
Sometimes the best way to get companies to change is to make them come clean.
by Mary Graham
Fiction & Poetry
by Donald Hall
A short story
by Peter Orner
by Robert Pinsky
Everyone Who Left Us
by Steven Cramer
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Arts & Leisure
Around the Big Bend
The hard splendor of West Texas, where the American West and South meet Mexico.
by Benjamin and Christina Schwarz
The Best Pickup-Basketball Player in America
He is fifty-one years old, and living a dream.
by Timothy Harper
The Baddest of Bad Art
Now there's a museum in New York devoted to "academic" art -- sentimental, critically disdained, and strangely wonderful.
by Carol Kino
New audio recordings.
by Wen Stephenson
Web Only: Hear selections from the recordings by W. H. Auden, James Merrill, and Sylvia Plath discussed in this essay. Go to the article.
The Toronto Circle
South Asian émigrés writing in Canada.
by Jamie James
Were the Hawks Right About the Vietnam War?
Vietnam: The Necessary War, by Michael Lind
by John Lewis Gaddis
by Phoebe-Lou Adams
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The April Almanac
by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon
by Barbara Wallraff
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