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The No-Baby Boom
This summer, 28-year-old Anthony Shepherd and his wife of seven years, Cynthia, will fly from China, where they've been teaching English since 2009, to Wisconsin for a vacation. In addition to...
Length: 8 minutes (2249 words)
Double Fold, Double Jeopardy
1.Ten years ago this month, the novelist and essayist Nicholson Baker published an oddball of a book: a non-fiction jeremiad about library policy in the United States called Double Fold: Libra
Length: 8 minutes (2019 words)
The Servant Problem
By Lewis Lapham on Mon. April 4, 2011 12:25 PM PDT Harper's Weekly/Wikimedia
Length: 12 minutes (3243 words)
Photojournalism in the Age of New Media
Social media have given photojournalists a million extra eyes in conflict zones. But if a picture can say a thousand words, the trick is finding the right one. An elderly...
Published: April 4, 2011
Length: 5 minutes (1254 words)
Decluttering with IKEA
Above:IKEAs Beijingstore. Photo:Peter Morgan/ Flickr The Truth About IKEA: The Secret Behind the Worlds Fifth Richest Man and the Success of the Swedish Flatpack
Length: 9 minutes (2389 words)
The American Interest Magazine
Many Western experts today portray Russia as a country spiraling down into totalitarianism, slowly (or not so slowly) following the path of the Soviet Union, whose authoritarian regime crumbled under...
Length: 20 minutes (5040 words)
Of the 1%, by the 1%, for the 1%
THE FAT AND THE FURIOUS The top 1 percent may have the best houses, educations, and lifestyles, says the author, but their fate is bound up with how the other 99 percent live. Its no use...
Length: 9 minutes (2265 words)
John Shotter on encounters with ‘Other’
John Shotter on encounters with Other - from inner mental representation to dialogical social practices
Length: 16 minutes (4017 words)
Why We Travel
After the end of World War II, the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin was the uneasy entry point to the Iron Curtain. Now it is a popular site for tourists, with no bar to crossing. More Photos
Author: Paul Theroux
Published: April 1, 2011
Length: 9 minutes (2468 words)
Atomic Snowflakes
Only two U.S. nuclear sites are in compliance with federal fire regulations. How confident can we be that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has things firmly in hand? On an...
Published: April 1, 2011
Length: 9 minutes (2274 words)
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