September 2000 | Volume 286 No. 3|
The Heavenly Jukebox|
Recent coverage of the spread of "contraband" music on the Internet has missed some basic points. Chief among them: the fight against Internet piracy is being led by a peculiar and grasping business -- the recording industry -- that should not be allowed to set the rules.
by Charles C. Mann
Plus, Web-only interviews with industry experts and a selective guide to the new world of music on the Net, the Napster controversy, and related sites. Go to the article.
The Telling of the Tale
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"People are hungering and thirsting for epic." In a hitherto unpublished lecture the great poet and essayist celebrates the human yearning for stories.
by Jorge Luis Borges
The Lawless Frontier
"Pakistan" is crumbling fast. The country is a Yugoslavia in the making, but with nuclear weapons.
by Robert D. Kaplan
Web only: Inside the Jihad
An Atlantic Unbound interview with the Pakistani journalist Ahmed Rashid, the author of Taliban.
"No one of us as an individual could ever attract our parents' attention. There were just too many of us for that." Remembering a childhood with thirteen siblings.
by Stephen Zanichkowsky
Notes & Comment:
It's a Jumble Out There
From food to language to demographics, the coherence of categories has become something of a joke.
by Cullen Murphy
Al Gore is seen as a fanatical tree-hugger, zealous for regulation. George W. Bush is seen as a pro-oil businessman, heedless of pollution. The environmental records of these men support neither view.
by Gregg Easterbrook
The Return of the Grizzly
Grizzly bears may soon be reintroduced to parts of the northern Rockies. The neighbors won't be friendly.
by David Whitman
Humor, Fiction, & Poetry
He Asks Her to Pin Her Panties to the Line
by Lynne McMahon
by Alice Fulton
A short story
by Liza Ward
by J. T. Barbarese
by Guy Billout
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Arts & Leisure
Our correspondent, in Santa Cruz, reflects on "the joys of vacationing in the same place year after year."
by Francis Davis
Unless you're from Minnesota, you've probably never heard one of the most original comic voices in radio.
by James Fallows
Plus, listen to a selection of radio routines from The Best of The Mischke Broadcast. Go to the article.
Tallyho and Tribulation
In fox hunting the only thing more elusive than the fox is a day when everything goes right.
by Stephen Budiansky
What Kingsley Can Teach Martin
The Letters of Kingsley Amis, edited by Zachary Leader
Experience, by Martin Amis
by Geoffrey Wheatcroft
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The September Almanac
by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon
by Barbara Wallraff
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