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October 1, 2007 Issue

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  • Books & the Arts

    Art Matters

    Michael Rakowitz talks about his art, the possibility of public space and the Iraq War.

    Benjamin Tiven

  • Little Disturbances, Enormous Changes

    Remembering Grace Paley and the impact she had on literature, activism and many generations of women and children.

    Kathy Engel

  • Getting Away With Murder

    The brutal murder of a bishop and its violent aftermath exemplify post-civil war Guatemala's descent into chaos

    Peter Canby

  • Jazz As a Way of Life

    The landscape riffs on what works where,
    Scrub brush dirt, scrub brush dirt, bougainvillea
    Pamplemousse-style on sandstone
    Declining to absorb

    Jordan Davis

  • The Passenger

    In a posthumously published memoir, Ryszard Kapuscinski looks back on his life as a pathbreaking literary journalist who covered the Third World during the cold war.

    Andrew Rice
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  • Letters


    A heated exchange of views on Lakshmi Chaudhry's slam of Harry Potter and a more civilized exchange between Jonathan Schell and Peace Action's Kevin Martin on nuclear proliferation.

    Jonathan Schell and Our Readers