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June 27, 2005 Issue

Cover art by: Cover by Gene Case & Stephen Kling/Avenging Angels

  • Books and the Arts

    Game Theory

    What does today's culture of television and video games say about society?

    Russell Jacoby

  • The Cool War

    The US government employed jazz musicians as ambassadors to the world during the cold war.

    Brian Morton

  • The First Lady of Song

    Billie Holiday wasn't just adored by her fans but by her friends and colleagues as well.

    Robert Christgau

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