In This Issue
Stephen Budiansky, “Why Your Dog Pretends to Like You”; Matthew Miller, “A Bold Experiment to Fix City Schools”; Toby Lester, “The Money Artist”; Beth Lordan, “From Mutton Island”; and much more.
The Truth About Dogs
Recent explorations into the field of canine genetics are changing the way we think about man's best friend—"man's best parasite" may be more like it—and could help us repair the damage done by a century of inbreeding
Winning the War for the West
After fiercely battling each other over the best use of public lands, some ranchers and environmentalists are beginning to agree: letting livestock graze can benefit the environment
The Money Artist
Are the works of artist J.S.G. Boggs just defaced dollar bills? Or works of art worth $420,000? A look at an artist whose work has been raising some disconcerting questions about money and worth
The Truth About Dogs
Recent explorations into the field of canine genetics are changing the way we think about man’s best friend—“man's best parasite” may be more like it—and could help us repair the damage done by a century of inbreeding.
The False Promise of Slave Redemption
Some Africans and Westerners say that the battle against slavery in Sudan is being undercut by a humanitarian effort -- the practice of buying freedom for the slaves
Apollo 11, Apartheid, and TV
When the only way to watch was to line up in front of a purple velvet curtain
A Bold Experiment to Fix City Schools
A proposal for school vouchers on which Milton Friedman, Lamar Alexander, and Kweisi Mfume, the president of the NAACP, all agree
From Mutton Island
Lyle had no more been to the Famine graves in Connemara than he'd been to Padraic's bar by the docks. He'd spent no grief on leaving his own sons an ocean away, and he'd not even done his Easter duty after the boys were grown
Italy's Greatest Seaport
The glory that was Genoa is enchanting still
Sonny Rollins At Sixty-Eight - 99.07
Reformed, redeemed, and ready for reincarnation
"How Can the Light Deny the Dark?"
Fervently anticipated for more than forty years, Ralph Ellison's second and last novel, like his first, Invisible Man, is all about "the American theme"—identity.
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