Autumn 2006 Issue


Editor's Note

Rest in Peace

Robert Wilson


Response to Our Summer Issue

Our readers

Letters From …

Qyteza: The Chicago Connection

Allison Stanger

Commonplace Book


André Bernard

Book Reviews

Birthday Suit

Natalie Angier

Environmentalism for Outsiders

Donald Worster

Peaceable Kingdom

Ingrid D. Rowland

Domestic Insurrection

Adam Goodheart


Robert Wilson


Getting It All Wrong

Brian Boyd

The proponents of Theory and Cultural Critique could learn a thing or two from bioculture

Lincoln the Persuader

Douglas L. Wilson

Seeking to get people behind his policies, he made himself the best writer for all our presidents

The Man Who Loved Languages
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Richard B. Woodward

A scholar with the ability and audacity to rebuild the Tower of Babel died a year ago, but his controversial project lives on

My Mother’s Body

Mary Gordon

Just remembering her is not enough; resurrecting her is the ultimate goal

Tomorrow Is Another Day

Carol Huang

An Ethiopian student survives a brutal imprisonment by translating Gone with the Wind into his native tongue

Saratoga Bill
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Zachary Sklar

He bet cautiously at the track, but elsewhere he was drawn to those with the odds stacked against them

Bearing Gifts

Anne Matthews


The Dome
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Steven Millhauser

The Preacher’s Wife

Dennis McFarland


The Leaves Rush, Greening, Back
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Langdon Hammer

Three Poems
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Carl Phillips


Uncommon Sense

Paul Goldberger

Remembering Jane Jacobs, who wrote the 20th century's most influential book about cities