Books & the Arts

History by the Letter 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...

Jan 28, 1999 / Books & the Arts / Louis P. Masur

Curious George Talks the Market 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?

Jan 28, 1999 / Books & the Arts / William Greider

A Bend in the Color Line 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.

Jan 28, 1999 / Books & the Arts / Gerard Fergerson

Revenge of the Pod People 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.

Jan 28, 1999 / Books & the Arts / Stuart Klawans

Checking the Union Labels Checking the Union Labels

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

Jan 21, 1999 / Books & the Arts / Steve Early

Sixties Laugh-In Sixties Laugh-In

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

Jan 21, 1999 / Books & the Arts / Gene Santoro

Bitter Fruit for Rigoberta Bitter Fruit for Rigoberta

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

Jan 21, 1999 / Books & the Arts / Greg Grandin and Francisco Goldman

Media Starvation Diet 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.

Jan 21, 1999 / Books & the Arts / James North

Duck Soup in Japan 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?

Jan 14, 1999 / Books & the Arts / Stuart Klawans

Indiana Jones’s Temple of Doom 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, rev...

Jan 14, 1999 / Books & the Arts / Bettina Drew

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