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November 15, 2004 Issue

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  • Books & the Arts

    Fortunate Son

    Travistan will keep kids asking questions about music, politics and life.

    Hillary Frey


  • War Games

    In the players' handbooks that once circulated among commedia dell'arte troupes, the wandering actors of early modern Italy used to set down inventories of the lazzi, or comic turns

    Stuart Klawans

  • Darkness Visible

    The remarkably gifted artist Francesca Woodman abruptly ended her brief life and career on January 19, 1981, leaping to her death from a window in her New York studio.

    Arthur C. Danto

  • The Gods Must Be Crazy

    "Our government makes no sense unless it is founded on a deeply felt religious faith--and I don't care what it is." Thus spoke the noted theologian Dwight Eisenhower on Flag Day in 1954.

    Daniel Lazare
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