The Left and 9/11 The Left and 9/11

Sparks fly in the debate over the war on terror.

Sep 5, 2002 / Feature / Adam Shatz

Dick Cheney’s Nightmare of Peace Dick Cheney’s Nightmare of Peace

In the dreams of Dick Cheney, to which I am not privy, I imagine there are boldly contrasting scenes of victory and despair.

Sep 4, 2002 / Column / Robert Scheer

Book Reviewing, African-American Style Book Reviewing, African-American Style

On April 14, my review of Maya Angelou's A Song Flung Up to Heaven appeared in the Los Angeles Times Book Review. I finally assessed the book thusly: In writing that is bad to ...

Aug 29, 2002 / Books & the Arts / Wanda Coleman

Letters Letters

MORE FUN THAN A BARREL OF... Princeton, NJ In an accurate review of Jonathan Marks's loosely argued What It Means to Be 98% Chimpanzee, Micaela di Leonardo ...

Aug 29, 2002 / Letters / Micaela di Leonardo, Peter Sacks, Peter Singer, and Rebecca Zwick

Mitchell Paints a Picture Mitchell Paints a Picture

In Empire Falls, Richard Russo’s neo-Dickensian novel of a dying mill-town in central Maine, the high school art teacher is portrayed as something of a soul-killer. Indiffere…

Aug 29, 2002 / Books & the Arts / Arthur C. Danto

Hey, He’s Bruce Hey, He’s Bruce

When Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, reunited to tour behind The Rising, came to Madison Square Garden on August 12, they juxtaposed "41 Shots," Springsteen's powerful so...

Aug 29, 2002 / Books & the Arts / Gene Santoro

The Imperial Presidency The Imperial Presidency

The August 26 speech by Vice President Dick Cheney at the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Nashville has made at least two things clear: first, that the Bush Administration ...

Aug 29, 2002 / Editorial / The Editors

Richard Perle: Whose Fault Is He? Richard Perle: Whose Fault Is He?

Consider kids who bullied Richard Perle-- Those kids who said Perle threw just like a girl, Those kids who poked poor Perle to show how soft A mamma's boy could be, those kids...

Aug 29, 2002 / Column / Calvin Trillin

In Cold Type In Cold Type

As summer winds down, retreats and vacations come to an end (no more toasted marshmallows) and regular life begins again, with everyday chores like buying new shoes for childre...

Aug 29, 2002 / Books & the Arts / Amy Wilentz

The Soul of the Worker The Soul of the Worker

I was born into the House of Labor. My father was a Teamster who drove a truck for thirty-five years. He died with his first retirement check in his pocket, uncashed.

Aug 28, 2002 / Editorial / Dennis Kucinich