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Explore the October 1994 print edition below. Or to discover more writing from the pages of The Atlantic, browse the full archive.
Elvis Presley's career, beginning and end, depended on his extraordinary gifts as a mimic
Satyajit Ray, the Indian Chekhov, typically earned $3,300 for writing, producing, directing, and composing the score for one of his limpid, masterly feature films
A selection of terms that have newly been coined, that have recently acquired new currency, or that have taken on new meanings, compiled by the executive editor of The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Third Edition.
The much-heralded recordings of Supreme Court oral arguments flagrantly distort the record
“Comprehensive sex education,”mandated in seventeen states, is the educational fad of the hour, yet there is little evidence that it “works”—prevents teenage pregnancy and stanches the spread of sexually transmitted disease. Defended by its professional-class originators as “getting real" about teenage sex, it fails to speak to the grim reality of what the author calls “the new sexual revolution" among the young
He was a father, a husband, and a video artist, who created experimental films. But he hadn’t always been any of these things, and today his past was catching up with him