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Malaria is coming to America with growing frequency -- even as efforts at control remain virtually nonexistent, and a vaccine is at best a distant hope.
by Ellen Ruppel Shell
Throw together a composer, a blues band, and a symphony orchestra, and what you have is the kind of crossover event that orchestras increasingly rely on to sell tickets -- and a sign, many believe, of imminent economic and artistic doom.
by David Schiff
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by Roy Blount Jr.
Notes & Comment: The Real Thing
The seep of simulation into ordinary life has been relentless. Will there be a backlash?
by Cullen Murphy
Brief Lives: Artful Restorations
An ébéniste in New York is keeping a dying art alive.
by Marshall Jon Fisher
The Environment: Noisy Highways
They are a familiar and ugly sight, the mile upon mile of sound-dampening barriers along major highways. Some inventive ways exist to make them more attractive.
by Philip Langdon
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by John Skoyles
Satan: Hijacker of a Planet
A short story
by Louise Erdrich
Golden Bough: The Feather Palm
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Even people who have never visited Naples can list reasons (the grime, the crime) not to go. Those reasons no longer pertain.
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"Shareware" provides an alternative to the dominance of the major software houses.
by James Fallows
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The Roots of War
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The Academy vs. the Humanities
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