The Computer Delusion|
Schools around the country are dropping traditional subjects to lavish scarce time and money on computers and computer education -- with results that may be at best negligible and at worst harmful.
by Todd Oppenheimer
The Widening Gap Between the Military and Society
The U.S. military is emerging as an increasingly autonomous political force whose values diverge more and more widely from those of the society it is supposed to protect.
by Thomas E. Ricks
The invention of a number denoting nothingness was a signal human achievement, but it also has accounted for much fussing over calendars. The issue of when the millennium should officially begin is only the latest episode.
by Dick Teresi
Notes & Comment: The Mall of Fame
On a promontory above the Hudson a moldering monument enshrines the transience of immortality.
by Richard Rubin
Foreign Affairs: New-Alphabet Disease?
In Azerbaijan, rich in oil and in nationalist and religious sentiment, orthography is destiny -- and spells trouble.
by Toby Lester
Personal File: Visitations
The cemeteries of a lifetime.
by Gerald Dumas
Humor, Fiction, & Poetry
by Kelly Cherry
by Guy Billout
The Poetry Baron
A short story
by Tess Gallagher
by Andrew Hudgins
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Travel: A Train in Spain
The passage from Galicia to the Basque Country is called "the gastronomic route" for good reason.
by Lucy McCauley
Movies: Dostoyevsky Behind a Camera
The director Oliver Stone has been criticized on many levels. What the critics miss is his high moral ambition.
by Garry Wills
Sport: Alleycat Couriers
Intrepid and audacious, bicycle messengers now have a sporting event for themselves.
by Marshall Jon Fisher
Surveyors of the Enlightenment
Mason & Dixon, by Thomas Pynchon
by Rick Moody
Chekhov in American
The Plays of Anton Chekhov, translated by Paul Schmidt
by Adam Kirsch
by Phoebe-Lou Adams
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