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March 1, 1999 Issue

  • Editorials

    Policing Cyberspace

    Free speech, Oliver Wendell Holmes famously declared, ought not to extend to falsely shouting fire in a crowded theater. But what are the limits on shouting across the wide-open Internet?

    the Editors

  • No Exit

    The week started with bipartisan babble about the need for an exit strategy.

    the Editors

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  • Columns

    Footnote to History

    From Blumenthal and Hitchens having lunch,
    A sideshow has emerged that causes spec-
    Ulation touching ethics and such things:

    Calvin Trillin

  • Minority Report

    On February 26 last, my old friend Sidney Blumenthal emerged from the grand jury and made a bravura appearance on the courthouse steps in Washington, DC.

    Christopher Hitchens

  • Books and the Arts

    Rear Windows

    Said the comic gangster in Payback, misquoting an old saw, "Don't shit where you eat. Or, I mean, where you live. That's it.

    Stuart Klawans

  • What Boddah You?: The Authenticity Debate

    If there's one thing everyone agrees on about Hawaii writer Lois-Ann Yamanaka, it's that she has a perfect ear for local pidgin dialects, which change cadence and idiom throughout the islands of

    Mindy Pennybacker

  • The Footlights’ Non-Glare

    At lunch with a colleague who is devoted to the theater, the discussion turned to Broadway and she mentioned she had seen the revival of On the Town, the buoyant 1944 Comden and Gre

    Rachel Shteir

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