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Books & the Arts


  • January 7, 1999

    …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

  • January 7, 1999

    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

  • December 24, 1998

    Holiday Celluloid Wrap-Up

    What marvels of ill assortment the film distributors perform when they dump their products at the close of the year in hope of award nominations.

    Stuart Klawans

  • December 24, 1998

    Rehnquist’s Impeachment Gavel

    William Rehnquist was Richard Nixon's chief legal strategist when Nixon appointed him to the Supreme Court in 1971.

    Bruce Neuborne


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  • December 17, 1998

    The Other Impeachment

    Once before in American history, during the turbulent era of Reconstruction that followed the Civil War, a President was impeached by the House and tried before the Senate--Andrew Johnson.

    Eric Foner

  • December 17, 1998

    Saving Private Malick

    For twenty years, Terrence Malick has been absent from the screen, abandoning the world's filmoids to their own devices: to watch Badlands and Days of Heaven till the print

    Stuart Klawans

  • January 2, 1998

    Too Good to Be True

    This is the rather flattering self-portrait of a populist leader who has already traveled quite far: Boris Yeltsin, once a protégé of Mikhail Gorbachev, is now his main, and very re

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Unto Every One That Hath

    EQUALITY.
    By John Rees.
    Praeger Publishers. I52 p p . $5.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Stalin’s Grandchildren

    "At the burial of communism too many people want to jump from the coffin into the funeral procession." The Polish author of these lines tried to convey the idea that the former practitioners now

    Daniel Singer