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December 1, 2003 Issue

William Greider and Kenneth Rapoza chart Lula’s challenge, Kristin V. Jones surveys the hip-hop vote and Arthur C. Danto reviews El Gr…

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Syria, US Torture Center

Travel agents booking international flights may have to issue a new warning to their customers: Changing planes in the United States could be hazardous to your health.

Dean With a Small ‘d’

CLARIFICATION: In last week's editorial "Dean With a Small 'd,'" we mentioned Dick Gephardt's refusal to sign a campaign-reform pledge. The pledge, which strengthens public ...


Waving the Flag

All right, so maybe Howard Dean could have thought of a better way of reaching out to white Southern men than saying he wanted "to be the candidate for guys with Confederate...



Books & the Arts

Full Moon

Clouds curdle round it, crack open, let it through.
Radiance shades by cloudshapes; fat fruit
of incandescence; sphere of peeled silver. I wonder

Man Making the Bed

Psalm after psalm into a dead sea of silence: they invite
their own enormous, endangered day. Scalded, lord,
by sunlight and the lizards watching, licking dust, ...

At Work

On slow wings the marsh hawk is patrolling
possibility--soaring, sliding down almost to ground level,
twisting suddenly at something in the marsh hay or dune g...

Visions of the Sublime

One of the great benefits conferred by Modernism on our appreciation of traditional painting is that there is little inclination any longer to ascribe optical abnormalities ...

New York State of Mind

After two elegantly written, consistently engaging, critically praised, ambitious if not entirely satisfying novels, the prodigiously gifted Colson Whitehead has given the r...

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