Notes & Comment: Flouting the Convention
nations are using the International Whaling Commission to ban all commercial
whaling no matter what the law says -- an effort that could undermine future
by William Aron, William Burke, and Milton Freeman
Medicine: The Clinical-Trials Bottleneck
All new cancer therapies must be
subjected to randomized clinical trials. Why is resistance to such trials so
widespread -- among patients, doctors, and insurers?
by Francine Russo
Personal File: Six Days
The author teaches a child one kind of alphabet, even as he himself learns another.
by Jesse Wegman
Humor, Fiction, & Poetry
by Erica Funkhouser
by W. S. Merwin
A short story
by Mary Gordon
Web-Only: Catholic. Woman. Writer.
An Atlantic Unbound interview with Mary Gordon.
In the Tube
by Mark Jarman
Deus ex Machina
by Guy Billout
Arts & Leisure
Travel: Fresh and French
A guide to the potagers, or kitchen gardens, of France, by turns shamelessly ostentatious and reassuringly practical.
by Hatsy Shields
Music: Napoleon in Rags
Bob Dylan's creative peak lasted only three years, the author writes, but in
that brief span "Dylan altered the course of popular music more fundamentally
than even Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, or the Beatles."
by Francis Davis
Was the Great War Necessary?
The Pity of War, by Niall Ferguson
by Benjamin Schwarz
by Phoebe-Lou Adams
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by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon
by Barbara Wallraff
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