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mcvs9711 picture seahorse pictureWarm-Blooded Plants and Freeze-Dried Fish

How humanity will colonize the solar system. The first in a series of articles about the twenty-first century.

by Freeman J. Dyson

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For Martin Tytell, the machinery of writing has been a life's work.

by Ian Frazier

seahorse picture Our Real China Problem

Industrialization has deeply polluted China's air, land, and water -- a development with global implications.

by Mark Hertsgaard

seahorse picture The Reading Wars

Improbably, a dispute over pedagogical method is now hot politics in California.

by Nicholas Lemann

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by Cullen Murphy

seahorse picture Politics: A Democrat Who Admits It
Richard Gephardt, a possible contender for the presidency, wants to make the case for big government respectable again.
by James Fallows

Personal File: A Memory of the Nineteen-Nineties
Awaiting Enoch Soames.
by Teller

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How to survive in a Moscow apartment.
by Jeffrey Tayler

Humor, Fiction, & Poetry

seahorse picture The New World
A poem
by Philip Levine

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A poem
by Peter Davison

seahorse picture The Disappearing Alphabet
A poem
by Richard Wilbur

A drawing
by Guy Billout

The Half-Skinned Steer
A short story
by E. Annie Proulx

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A poem
by Henri Cole

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Travel: A Taste of Asia
Cooking schools in Thailand.
by Corby Kummer

Music: Redeeming the Rake
Stravinsky's difficult opera.
by David Schiff

Movies: The Poses of Howard Hawks
Behind the self-made images.
by Garry Wills


seahorse picture The Conservative Line on Race
America in Black and White, by Stephan Thernstrom and Abigail Thernstrom
by Glenn C. Loury

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