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  • December 1998

    Eric Schlosser, “The Prison-Industrial Complex”; Paul Bracken, “America's Maginot Line”; Stephen Budiansky, “Lost in Translation”; Peter Ho Davies, “Today Is Sunday”; Corby Kummer, “An Old-fashioned Christmas”; and much more.

  • November 1998

    Douglas Brinkley, “In the Kerouac Archive”; Lawrence L. Langer, “Pre-empting the Holocaust”; Carol Kino, “Cutting-Edge but Comfy”; Margo Rabb, “My Mother's First Lover”; and much more.

  • October 1998

    William McDonough and Michael Braungart, “The Next Industrial Revolution”; John E. Schwarz, “The Hidden Side of the Clinton Economy”; David Schiff, “Misunderstanding Gershwin”; Erika Krouse, “My Weddings”; and much more.

  • September 1998

    Charles C. Mann, “Who Will Own Your Next Good Idea?”; Ellen Ruppel Shell, “Could Mad-Cow Disease Happen Here?”; Francis Davis, “Swing and Sensibility”; Yusef Komunyakaa, “Venus of Willendorf”; and much more.

  • August 1998

    Doris Drucker, “'Invent Radium or I'll Pull Your Hair'”; Michael Fumento, “'Road Rage' Versus Reality”; Allen Shawn, “Craft's Stravinsky”; Richard Bausch, “Par”; and much more.

  • July 1998

    Robert Kaplan, “Travels Into America's Future”; Ian Frazier, “The Writing Life”; Jane and Michael Stern, “Sculptures in Leather”; Colum McCann, “Everything in This Country Must”; and much more.

  • June 1998

    Christopher Caldwell, “The Southern Captivity of the GOP”; Murray Sayle, “The Social Contradictions of Japanese Capitalism”; Roy Blount, “That Was Me on TV”; Elizabeth Stuckey-French, “Electric Wizard”; and much more.

  • May 1998

    Bill McKibben, “A Special Moment in History”; Edison Miyawaki, “Listening to St. John's Wort”; Kenneth Brower, “Photography in the Age of Falsification”; John Updike, “Licks of Love in the Heart of the Cold War”; and much more.

  • April 1998

    Edward O. Wilson, “The Biological Basis of Morality”; Wendy Kaminer, “The Trouble With Single-Sex Schools”; David Owen, “Children and Money”; Chitra B. Divakaruni, “Mrs. Dutta Writes a Letter”; and much more.

  • March 1998

    Edward O. Wilson, “Back From Chaos”; William Langewiesche, “The Lessons of ValuJet 592”; Donald Kennedy, “How to Pay for a Good College”; Michael Finkel, “Tree Surfing and Other Lofty Pleasures”; Jonathan Schlefer, “Today's Most Mischievous Misquotation”; and much more.

  • February 1998

    Edward G. Shirley, “Can't Anybody Here Play This Game?”; Thomas Maeder, “A Few Hundred People Turned to Bone”; Kitty La Perriere, “The Thread of Time”; Lee K. Abbott, “All Things, All at Once”; and much more.

  • January 1998

    January 1998

    William H. Calvin, “The Great Climate Flip-flop”; Victor Navasky, “Saving The Nation”; George Soros, “Toward a Global Open Society”; Whitney Balliett, “Sitting In”; and much more.

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