Weird Science 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.

Sep 2, 1999 / Column / Katha Pollitt

Buchanan Breaks Ranks 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 ...

Sep 2, 1999 / Editorial / Doug Ireland and Micah L. Sifry

Not for Me 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

Aug 5, 1999 / Column / Calvin Trillin

Political Chapter, Bible Verse 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 Unive...

Apr 8, 1999 / Books & the Arts / Abby Scher

Antichrists Among Us Antichrists Among Us

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

Jan 28, 1999 / Editorial / David Wallis

Indiana Jones’s Temple of Doom 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, rev...

Jan 14, 1999 / Books & the Arts / Bettina Drew

Narnia Born Again Narnia Born Again

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

Jan 14, 1999 / Books & the Arts / Michael Joseph Gross

Immaculate Contraception Immaculate Contraception

Enter the glass doors at 222 West 14th Street in New York City, and the chaos of traffic horns and tire-screeches, jackhammers and concentrated humanity recedes into a hush.

Jan 7, 1999 / Feature / Jennifer Baumgardner

Western Front Western Front

Fundamentalism is spreading westward; now it has invaded the Maghreb. The results of Algeria's June 12 local elections, in which the Islamic Salvation Front (F.J.S.) won more ...

Jan 2, 1998 / Editorial / Daniel Singer

Papal Polonaise Papal Polonaise

The post-Stalinist regimes of Eastern Europe collapsed in part because of the glaring contrast between theory and practice, promise and fulfillment.

Jan 2, 1998 / Editorial / Daniel Singer