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November 1, 2004 Issue


  • Editorials

    The L Word

    Mary Cheney has devoted her entire career to providing cover for lesbian-hating organizations.

    Richard Kim

  • Tarantara!

    Twenty months ago, when the Bush Administration was steering the country toward war in Iraq, we noted a parallel with another military misadventure, the Spanish-American War, in which Cuba and th

    Jonathan Schell and John Maxwell Hamilton

  • Dissent at 50

    In the summer of 1953, the New School for Social Research hung a yellow curtain over a mural by the Mexican artist José Clemente Orozco. Orozco's transgression?

    Scott Sherman

  • Vaccine Poker

    With the announcement that 50 million influenza vaccines from the British manufacturer Chiron won't be available in the United States this year because of possible contamination, the Centers for

    Dr. Marc Siegel

  • No Atonement

    The new Ten Commandments for Israel's national policies.

    Moshe Neeman

  • Playing the Age Card

    This essay is adapted from Margaret Morganroth Gullette's Aged by Culture.

    Margaret Morganroth Gullette

  • Reforming Three Strikes

    In November, California voters will have their first chance in a decade to reform the state's "three strikes and you're out" law, which has imposed cruel life sentences on thousands for rel

    Louis Freedberg

  • Roe = Dred

    Many viewers were puzzled when, toward the end of the second debate, George W. Bush answered a question about Supreme Court nominees by referring to the Dred Scott case.

    Katha Pollitt

  • Climate, the Absent Issue

    Every once in a while there is good news in this troubled world, and the choice of Kenyan environmentalist Wangari Maathai as this year's Nobel Peace Prizewinner is one such moment.

    Mark Hertsgaard

  • Election Matters

    As he began his seventh campaign swing this year through the battleground state of Wisconsin on a sunny day in late September, George W. Bush loaded a secret weapon onto his bus: Dr.

    John Nichols

  • Hammer Strikes–Out?

    Has Tom DeLay--a k a The Hammer--hit his last nail? Not yet, but the Republican House majority leader has sustained his own whacks recently for a series of unethical actions.

    the Editors

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  • Books and the Arts

    Pay Attention

    A star is on the rise for Death Cab for Cutie. The Seattle-based indie band's last record, Transatlanticism (Barsuk), has sold just over 184,000 copies.

    Hillary Frey

  • In the Cut

    Throughout the four decades of his great career--which is the same thing as saying, throughout the history of filmmaking in sub-Saharan Africa--Ousmane Sembene has switched back and forth between

    Stuart Klawans

  • Presumed Innocent

    Unlike news reports, theater isn't expected to stick to the facts. By nature, the form is duplicitous, built on a sandy foundation of make-believe and pretense.

    Alisa Solomon

  • About Henry

    Henry James is not a name that springs to mind when we think of adventure stories, prose epics or historical fiction.

    Brenda Wineapple

  • Learning to Love the Bomb

    While I saw Edward Teller at several scientific conferences and heard him lecture, I met him only once. It left an indelible memory. It was at the end of April 1954.

    Jeremy Bernstein

  • Dissent at 50

    In the summer of 1953, the New School for Social Research hung a yellow curtain over a mural by the Mexican artist José Clemente Orozco. Orozco's transgression?

    Scott Sherman

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