Autumn 2007 Issue


Editor's Note


Robert Wilson


Response to Our Summer Issue

Our readers

Letters From …

Letter from Cambodia: At Last, a Tribunal for Khmer Rouge Atrocities

Dustin Roasa

Tuning Up


Cullen Murphy

Commonplace Book


Anne Matthews

Book Reviews

The Genius and Her Sanctuary

Catharine R. Stimpson

Atonality and Beyond

Sudip Bose

The Early End of Consensus

Jill Ogline

Swept Away

Anthony Brandt

Nurtural Intelligence

Richard Restak

Words and Music

Jennifer Michael Hecht


Wonder Bread

Melvin Jules Bukiet

Come with us to a place called Brooklyn, where the stories are half-baked and their endings bland and soft

Unto Caesar

Ethan Fishman

Religious groups that have allied themselves with politicians, and vice versa, have ignored at their peril the lessons of Roger Williams and U.S. history

The Trojan War

William Nichols

Now even some environmentalists are supporting the use of nuclear power to generate electricity. One man’s story suggests the industry can’t be trusted

Poetry Stand

Diana Goetsch

How a precocious group of high school poets learned to provide verse on demand

Lady of the Lake

Alice Kaplan

Writer Brenda Ueland and the story she never shared

Apologies All Around

Gorman Beauchamp

Today's tendency to make amends for the crimes of history raises the question: where do we stop?

Findings: Amateurism

William Haley

From the Spring 1976 issue of The Scholar

Findings: Richard E. Nicholls on Amateurism

Richard E. Nicholls


The Nursery
Not available online

Kirsten Sundberg Lunstrum


Louise Glück’s Italy of the Mind

Langdon Hammer

On a classical stage peopled by workers, wives, and lovers

Four Poems
Not available online

Louise Glück


Good Thing Going

Wendy Smith

Stephen Sondheim only looks better with time

Death on the Installment Plan

Jon Zobenica

Growing old gracefully the Rolling Stones way