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  • December 2008

    December 2008

    Henry Blodget explains why Wall Street always blows it; Caitlin Flanagan on the appeal of Twilight for adolescent girls; James Fallows interviews America's Chinese banker; P.J. O'Rourke on Disney's house of the future; David Samuels profiles an ultimate fighting champion; James Parker on the strange genius of actor Jim Carrey; and much more.

  • November 2008

    November 2008

    Andrew Sullivan on on why he blogs; Hanna Rosin on transgender children; Jeffrey Goldberg on the idiocy of Airline Security; James Fallows on China's Neurosis; Christopher Hitchens on V.S. Naipaul; Virginia Postrel makes the case for debt; Christopher Hitchens on Philip Roth; Poetry by Garrison Keillor; and much more.

  • October 2008

    October 2008

    Jeffrey Goldberg offers a look inside the mind of John McCain; Ross Douthat assesses the relationship between porn and adultery; James Fallows tells the story of two businessman who sought to modernize rural China; Mark Bowden on Football; Andrew Bacevich on the counterinsurgency; Christopher Hitchens on Philip Roth; Jed Perl on the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Wayne Curtis pays a visit to Anne of Green Gables; and much more.

  • September 2008

    September 2008

    James Fallows assesses the debating skills of McCain and Obama; Joshua Green offers a look at some revealing Hillary Clinton campaign memos; Lisa Margonelli on how termites could save us from global warming; Robert D. Kaplan on Burma; Caitlin Flanagan reflects on Patty Hearst's kidnapping and '70s-era Berkeley; Christopher Hitchens on Norman Mailer; Andrew Sullivan on gay marriage; Corby Kummer tries cooking school in the Greek Islands; and much more.

  • Fiction 2008

    Fiction 2008

    Stories by Wendell Berry, Mark Fabiano, Cristina Henríquez, Aryn Kyle, Jess Row, Julie Schumacher, plus new voices in American fiction.

  • July/August 2008

    July/Aug 2008

    Nicholas Carr on what the internet is doing to our brains; Hanna Rosin on why crime is making a mysterious comeback; Jonathan Rauch on the race for the electric car; Sandra Tsing Loh on feminism's dirty little secret; the 11.5 biggest ideas of the year; Christopher Hitchens on Salman Rushdie; Wayne Curtis visits a bizarre Frank Lloyd Wright building in Oklahoma; and much more.

  • June 2008

    June 2008

    James Fallows on the golden environmental opportunity represented by smoggy Beijing; Joshua Green on how Silicon Valley made Barack Obama this year's hottest start-up; an instructor at a "college of last resort" explains why the idea that a university education is for everyone is a destructive myth; Gregg Easterbrooks warns of the disturbingly likely possibility of an asteroid or meteor strike; Stephan Faris weighs the efficacy of climate-change litigation; Caitlin Flanagan on Barbara Walters; and much more.

  • May 2008

    May 2008

    Jeffrey Goldberg on the divisions confounding Israel; Ta-Nehisi Coates on Bill Cosby's black conservatism; James Fallows reports on the new air taxi business; Joshua Green on Al Franken; Jonathan Rauch on the John McCain and Edmund Burke; Ross Douthat reviews Rick Perlstein's Nixonland; Christopher Hitchens on Cyril Connolly; Michael Hirschorn on politics in the digital age; and much more.

  • April 2008

    April 2008

    David Samuels reports on the world of the Hollywood of paparazzi; Ross Douthat on contemporary Hollywood's return to the 1970s; Lawrence Scott Sheets reports on uranium smuggling by small-time Russian crooks; Robert D. Kaplan on the new Calcutta; Christopher Hitchens on Ezra Pound; Virginia Postrel on the healing power of hospital decor; Clive Crook on the failure of the Kyoto Protocol; Joshua Hammer discovers an idyllic Kashmir; and much more.

  • March 2008

    March 2008

    Alan Wolfe on our secular future; Eliza Griswold reports on the religious contest for Africa; Lori Gottlieb makes the case for marrying Mr. Good Enough; Christopher Leinberger warns of the suburban slums of tomorrow; James Fallows describes the state of Internet censorship in China; Michael Hirschorn offers digital-age advice to the TV industry; Francis X. Rocca visits Franco's monastery; and much more.

  • January/February 2008

    Jan/Feb 2008

    Jeffrey Goldberg on the coming map of the Middle East; Mark Bowden profiles David Simon, creator of The Wire; James Fallows on China's subsidization of the U.S. way of life; Amy Waldman explores the truth about the Jena 6; Megan McArdle looks ahead to America's coming silver age; Caitlin Flanagan assesses Katie Couric; Michael Scott Moore uncovers the German surfing scene; Virginia Postrel considers the implications of the typeface revolution; and much more.

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