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June 4, 2007 Issue

Cover art by: Cover art by Robert Grossman; design: Gene Case & Stephen Kling/Avenging Angels

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  • Books and the Arts

    On the Porch in the Seventh Ward

    As the New Orleans Jazz Fest unfolded, a down-home celebration, bright with beads, sequins and feathers, took place in the city's poorest neighborhoods.

    Billy Sothern

  • Even Then Maybe

    Not spent   those bloodshot friendships   those
    soul-marriages sealed and torn
    those smiles of pain
    I told her a mouthful

    Adrienne Rich

  • Cinema Studies

    The staged images in Jeff Wall's photographs mirror the fictional glamour of film stills and formal painting.

    Arthur C. Danto

  • Stop Making Sense

    A 1920s Russian literary movement celebrating experimental narratives and absurdism never survived Stalin's reign.

    Colin Fleming

  • Why It Happened the Way It Did

    Ian Kershaw's latest work analyzes ten decisions that shaped the outcome of World War II.

    Richard J. Evans

  • The Secret’s Success

    Put a progressive spin on the self-help bestseller.

    Micki McGee

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