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January 25, 1999 Issue

  • Features

    Immaculate Contraception

    Enter the glass doors at 222 West 14th Street in New York City, and the chaos of traffic horns and tire-screeches, jackhammers and concentrated humanity recedes into a hush.

    Jennifer Baumgardner

  • Editorials

    Impeachment 1868

    The great objection which we, in common with so many others, had to impeachment when it was first talked of, was that it would either be or seem, not a criminal trial, but an exertion of part

    the Editors

  • Republic on Trial

    The other day Linda Douglass, the Congressional correspondent for ABC News, commented to Peter Jennings that some "conservative" Republican senators were opposed to a plan that Senate majorit

    Jonathan Schell

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  • Columns


    So now comes forward John McCain,
    A high-tech version of Gawain
    When with his steed, a Navy plane.
    He says he's forming his campaign

    Calvin Trillin

  • Inaugurals

    Twenty-six years ago, when the world was young, Jerry Brown began his reign in Sacramento and, even though I wrote some rude things about him at the time, life was certainly fun.

    Alexander Cockburn

  • Books and the Arts

    Parades Gone By

    To begin the new year with something old: Milestone Film and Video has just re-released two films of antiquarian interest, directed (appropriately enough) by British film historian Kevin Brownl

    Stuart Klawans

  • Pollock and the Drip

    A characteristically handsome painting by Joan Mitchell is on view at the Museum of Modern Art in the exhibition American Art: 1940-1970.

    Arthur C. Danto

  • …Stinging Like a Bee

    Anyone with first- or even secondhand knowledge of the real-life subject must have wondered what strain of myopia possessed those producing the 1991 TV miniseries Separate but Equal wh

    Gene Seymour

  • Floating Like a Butterfly…

    In October in Las Vegas, Mike Tyson went before the Nevada Athletic Commission to ask it to reinstate his boxing license, which had been suspended after Tyson took a bite out of Evander Holyfie

    David Levi Strauss

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