License to Kill in Timor License to Kill in Timor

Allan Nairn was banned from Indonesia and East Timor as a "threat to national security" after he survived the Dili massacre of 1991. Arrested and deported last year and threatened ...

May 13, 1999 / Editorial / Allan Nairn

Texaco on Trial Texaco on Trial

Like virtually everyone else in San Carlos, Ecuador, Hugo Ureña never imagined that danger might lurk in the shiny black liquid that began appearing in the water near his ho...

May 13, 1999 / Feature / Eyal Press

Borges in Another Métier Borges in Another Métier

With Pablo Neruda and Alejo Carpentier, Jorge Luis Borges set in motion the wave of astonishing writing that has given Latin American literature its high place in our time.

May 13, 1999 / Books & the Arts / Jay Parini

On the Virtual Picket Line On the Virtual Picket Line

The unfortunate flaw in From the Telegraph to the Internet is its title, which suggests a highly specialized account of an industry when in fact it is a deeply moving narrative ...

May 13, 1999 / Books & the Arts / Marcus G. Raskin

Labor’s Foundations Labor’s Foundations

Deep in the pages of the biweekly Chronicle of Philanthropy lies the "New Grants" section.

May 13, 1999 / Books & the Arts / Colman McCarthy

Slobo in Prayer Slobo in Prayer

So Slobodan said prayers with Jesse. But prayed for what? Who knows? I'd guess he Would say, "So stop the bombs!" and then amens. Except when bombs no longer shower

May 6, 1999 / Column / Calvin Trillin

Memory Hotel (It’s Haunted) Memory Hotel (It’s Haunted)

Thanks to the genius of millions, who over the generations have created our language, we may speak of the most uncanny experience in terms that suit the most common.

May 6, 1999 / Books & the Arts / Stuart Klawans

Stop the War Now Stop the War Now

NATO's war on Yugoslavia has failed catastrophically. The crimes against humanity that the alliance hoped to forestall continue to be visited upon the Albanian Kosovars.

May 6, 1999 / Editorial / The Editors

Waits: Guthrie’s Heir? Waits: Guthrie’s Heir?

Tom Waits is an imaginary hobo. He cruises the oddball corners of American pop culture, collecting the deft and moving and loopy short takes he sees and imagines there.

May 6, 1999 / Books & the Arts / Gene Santoro

Lovestone’s Thin Red Line Lovestone’s Thin Red Line

Jay Lovestone is not only one of the oddest characters in the history of the American left but easily its most slippery.

May 6, 1999 / Books & the Arts / Paul Buhle