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October 27, 2003 Issue

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  • Books & the Arts

    Love Streams

    Clint Eastwood’s Mystic River, which opened this year’s New York Film Festival on a somber but resonant note, is perhaps the finest western ever to be set in South Boston.

    Stuart Klawans

  • Two Poems by Marianne Moore

    Eight of Marianne Moore’s major poems were published in The Nation in the 1940s and ’50s, including “The Mind Is an Enchanting Thing,” “In Distrust of Merits” and “A Carriage From Sweden

    The Nation

  • La Japonaise

    With each last reverberation from the world of 1960s and ’70s radicalism–the recent parole of Kathy Boudin, for example, a member of the Weather Underground who served twenty-two years in pris

    Jennifer Egan

  • The Man Without Qualities

    The hero of The Namesake is an American of Bengali parentage named Gogol Ganguli.

    David Bromwich

  • Local Color

    A review of Fortress of Solitude, by Jonathan Lethem.

    Melanie Rehak

  • Rush Limbaugh’s Inner Black Child

    Philip Roth’s novel The Human Stain attracted considerable attention some years back; it was widely read as a fictionalized version of literary critic Anatole Broyard’s life.

    Patricia J. Williams

  • Pay Artists, Not ‘Owners’

    Eben Moglen has been representing parties sued by the recording industry and is working on a book about the death of intellectual property.

    Eben Moglen
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