Notes & Comment: The Market as God
The Supreme Being of
religious worship has sometimes been defined as omnipotent, omniscient, and
omnipresent. Hmmm. The business pages embrace an uncannily similar theology.
by Harvey Cox
Urban Life: Pick Your Part
The author writes, "We got in a long line of guys with hopeful expressions on their faces and socket wrenches in their hands, paid our one dollar apiece at the gate, and went in."
by Ian Frazier
Foreign Affairs: How to Steal a Diamond
Little happens in Namaqualand, except "leakage."
by Matthew Hart
Humor, Fiction, & Poetry
The Gilgul of Park Avenue
A short story
by Nathan Englander
Web-Only: Worlds Apart
An Atlantic Unbound interview with Nathan Englander.
by Ellen Bryant Voigt
by Guy Billout
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Arts & Leisure
Travel: On Top of the World
Our correspondent ventures along the
800-mile length of the Karakoram Highway, the treacherous high-altitude
track linking China and Pakistan.
by Jeffrey Tayler
Food: Doing Good by Eating Well
The founders of the Slow Food movement
believe, happily, that the best way to preserve endangered regional foods
is to consume them.
by Corby Kummer
Taming the Savage Noble
At Home With the Marquis de Sade, by Francine du Plessix Gray
by Francis X. Rocca
What Makes Poetry "Poetic"?
The Sounds of Poetry, by Robert
by David Barber
by Phoebe-Lou Adams
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The March Almanac
by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon
by Barbara Wallraff