OCTOBER 1998 | Volume 282 No. 4|
Three decades of public discussion about all forms of unwanted sex, from rape
to sexual harassment, have done little to address the inadequacies of our laws.
In some ways the law still gives less protection to a woman's body than it does
to her car or purse. (We're sorry, this article will not appear online.)
by Stephen Schulhofer
The Ships of Port Revel
They are scale models, weighing tons, and it is on them that the world's pilots
and captains refine their ship-handling skills. (We're sorry, this article will not appear online.)
by John McPhee
The Next Industrial Revolution
"Eco-efficiency" is the current buzzword in industry -- but all it really
promises to do is to slow down the rate of environmental destruction. Two
prominent designers propose a radical new strategy.
by William McDonough and Michael Braungart
Notes & Comment: The Hidden Side of the Clinton Economy
increasingly straitened circumstances of many working Americans don't show up
in the official numbers. Here's why.
by John E. Schwarz
Urban Life: Saturday Night at the
How Manchester, England, transformed itself from a bleak
industrial-age relic into a postindustrial entertainment zone.
by Eric Schlosser
Politics: Should Election Day Be a Holiday?
There is only one
practical way to increase voter turnout.
by Martin P. Wattenberg
Humor, Fiction, & Poetry
The Man Into Whose Yard You Should Not Hit Your Ball
by Thomas Lux
by Ian Frazier
Before the Flood
by W. S. Merwin
A short story
by Erika Krouse
by Teresa Cader
Arts & Leisure
Travel: A Mediterranean
Pantelleria, Italy's island outpost.
by G. Franco
Music: Misunderstanding Gershwin
contradictory styles continue to stump most critics of his
by David Schiff
The Enemy Within
Many Are the Crimes: McCarthyism in
America, by Ellen Schrecker; The Soviet World of American
Communism, by Harvey Klehr, John Earl Haynes, and Kyrill M. Anderson
by James T. Patterson
The University in Ruins, by Bill
by David Harvey
by Phoebe-Lou Adams
77 North Washington Street
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The October Almanac
by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon
by J. E. Lighter
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