In This Issue
Ian Frazier, “On the Rez”; Barbara Dafoe Whitehead, “The Plight of the High-Status Woman”; Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley, “Divided We Sprawl”; Leonard J. Leff, “Gone With the Wind and Hollywood's Racial Politics”; and much more.
Denmark Vesey, Forgotten Hero
Who was Denmark Vesey, and why is there a sudden surge of interest in this little-known figure of American history? An Atlantic essay from 1861 helps to clarify.
On the Rez
The writer, an admirer of Indian traditions of freedom and heroism, visits an old friend on the Pine Ridge Reservation, explores the place, and discovers a modern-day Indian hero
Going back to her parents' small house was like entering a foreign force field, where the normal rules of transaction—logic and reason and predictability—seemed suspended.
Divided We Sprawl
A call for the reinvention of the American city and suburb that would exploit the infrastructure of the one and mitigate the "frantic privacy" of the other.
Streamlining My Life
It's not so hard to get help these days, but it's hard to get the help you want.
The Near North
There have always been good reasons to visit Iceland's exotic desolation, but next year will bring a few new ones
‘Gone With the Wind’ and Hollywood's Racial Politics
Making Gone With the Wind, David O. Selznick discovered, meant dealing with fierce criticism from black newspapers and public officials.
Earth, air, water, fire -- the four elementscombine to create a fifth
The Plight of the High-Status Woman
Recent fiction, essays, and self-help books (Dumped!, for one) suggest that a harsh new mating system is emerging.
A Third Way for the Third World
by Laurie Winn Carlson.Ivan R. Dee, 197 pages, $24.95.
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