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  • January 28, 1999

    Revenge of the Pod People

    Nobody asked me to spend my weekend watching movies about alien invasions--so for all I know, I might have been acting on promptings from an otherworldly force.

    Stuart Klawans

  • January 28, 1999

    History by the Letter

    Whatever else the investigations of the President have uncovered, they have yielded thousands of sources--transcripts, letters, memos, audio- and videotapes--which Americans have devoured wi

    Louis P. Masur

  • January 28, 1999

    Curious George Talks the Market

    The epic, slow-motion crisis unraveling the global economic system continues to gather momentum, taking down Southeast Asia, Japan, Russia, now Brazil. Who's next?

    William Greider

  • January 28, 1999

    A Bend in the Color Line

    Policy talk about a racialized "underclass" rests on social science research that often reproduces notions of racial difference, in an enormous tautology.

    Gerard Fergerson

  • January 21, 1999

    Checking the Union Labels

    The election of new AFL-CIO leaders more than three years ago ushered in an era of glasnost.

    Steve Early

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  • January 21, 1999

    Sixties Laugh-In

    "They've come to steal my dreams," whimpers a female voice.

    Gene Santoro

  • January 21, 1999

    Bitter Fruit for Rigoberta

    In the early eighties, I, Rigoberta Menchú became an international bestseller.

    Greg Grandin and Francisco Goldman

  • January 21, 1999

    Media Starvation Diet

    All during the year 1984, those of us with firsthand experience in Africa knew that drought and famine were cutting across vast swaths of the continent.

    James North

  • January 14, 1999

    Duck Soup in Japan

    Has no one informed Dr. Akagi that he's living in a complex and serious drama about the morale of Japanese citizens toward the end of World War II?

    Stuart Klawans

  • January 14, 1999

    Indiana Jones’s Temple of Doom

    The recent arrest in Israel of eight apocalyptic cult members, who reportedly planned to take their own lives at the millennium or provoke authorities into killing them, revealed that yet an

    Bettina Drew