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Performed by new immigrants, veiled in deference to a cultural tradition of the developing world, female circumcision is becoming an American problem
To make cities work better, make them smaller
Why we need new measures of progress, why we do not have them, and how they would change the social and political landscape
Words in this puzzle’s six outer Rings are playing a cryptic form of Musical Chairs. Within each Ring, clue answers are to be entered clockwise and in order, beginning at a point to be determined. But each Ring has two or three spaces—or chairs— too few for its answers: letters losing their seats will always drop out between two numbered Sectors, and should be removed to the central ring, where they will sit at a number matching one of those two Sectors. Sector answers, which are to be entered inward from their numbers on the perimeter, will aid solvers in placing Ring answers and discovering which Ring letters must be unseated. When all 16 dropouts have been properly tit into place, you’ll see where they’re sitting. Answers to clues include eight proper nouns.
Investigations of slang by the editor of the Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang
A liberal reflects on the perils of holding modulated views
Chile is surprisingly European—except that it’s warm in February
Seldom did anyone see Stalin laugh. When he did, it was more like a chuckle, as though to himself. — G. Zhukov, Marshall of the Soviet Union: Reminiscences an;l Reflections
After a lifetime of virtusic imitation of dozens of pianists Dick Hyman is coming into own