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  • September 16, 1999

    Inherit an Ill Wind

    Way down in Georgia last month, REM lead singer Michael Stipe paused in the middle of a solo during a rock concert because he had Kansas on his mind.

    Larry Witham and Edward Larson

  • September 9, 1999

    A Haunted Journey

    After the war life will begin to stir once again, but we won't be here, we will have vanished just as the Aztecs have vanished.

    Daniel Singer

  • September 9, 1999

    On the Possibility That Pat Buchanan Will Run as a Third-Party Candidate

    Buchanan hints he's leaving.
    The GOP says, "Stay!"
    They fear that he'd be draining
    The wacko vote away.

    Calvin Trillin

  • September 2, 1999

    Buchanan Breaks Ranks

    In Washington, a city in which (to borrow a phrase from Virginia Woolf) all is gossip, corruption and chatter, the end-of-summer buzz has been about Pat Buchanan and whether he'll bolt the Republic

    Doug Ireland and Micah L. Sifry

  • September 2, 1999

    Weird Science

    My first thought upon hearing that the Kansas state education board had removed evolution from its mandatory curriculum was: Go ahead! Be like that! Handicap your kids for life.

    Katha Pollitt

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  • August 5, 1999

    Not for Me

    I think I'd rather not belong
    At this point to the Falun Gong.
    The exercises don't look easy,
    And doing them might make me queasy

    Calvin Trillin

  • April 8, 1999

    Political Chapter, Bible Verse

    After writing this, her fourth book on the Christian right, Sara Diamond donated fourteen years' worth of research--right-wing pamphlets, fliers and position papers--to the University of Californ

    Abby Scher

  • January 28, 1999

    Antichrists Among Us

    What could have possessed the Rev. Jerry Falwell to announce that the Antichrist is probably alive and a male Jew?

    David Wallis

  • January 14, 1999

    Indiana Jones’s Temple of Doom

    The recent arrest in Israel of eight apocalyptic cult members, who reportedly planned to take their own lives at the millennium or provoke authorities into killing them, revealed that yet an

    Bettina Drew

  • January 14, 1999

    Narnia Born Again

    For 300 years, Christopher Wren's Sheldonian Theater has been the center of ceremonial life at Oxford.

    Michael Joseph Gross

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