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March 17, 2008 Issue

Cover art by: Cover photograph by Associated Press/Tony Dejak; design by Omar Rubio


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  • Books & the Arts

    Two Angry Men

    Beyond the sensationalism and the sound bites, the Duke rape case reveals the perils of unchecked prosecutorial power.

    Robert Perkinson

  • The Stravinsky Shuffle

    Why listen to Stravinksy in sequence when you can click shuffle on your iPod and rediscover the music anew?

    David Schiff

  • Patriot’s Inventory

    a prisoner is bound and gagged in free fall
    the backdoor gift exposes an exchange rift
    while a cognitive switch haunts its own turncoat

    Anne Waldman

  • Banana Kings

    The history of banana cultivation is rife with labor and environmental abuse, corporate skulduggery and genetic experiments gone awry.

    Emily Biuso

  • Good Faith

    Two authors posit very different views on the problem of religious conflict in a supposedly secular age.

    Daniel Lazare
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