Summer 2006 Issue


Editor's Note

Story Time

Robert Wilson


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Letters From …

Rio: Feckless and Reckless

Alan Peter Ryan

Commonplace Book


André Bernard

Book Essay

Tiny Tomes

Judith Pascoe

Book Reviews

The Mind-Brain Problem

Jay Tolson

Worked Well with Others

Priscilla Long

Half-Brother to the World

Eugen Weber

African Renaissance?

David Chanoff

In Search of a Great Modernist

Susan Rubin Suleiman


The Ordinariness of AIDS

Philip Alcabes

Can a disease that tells us so much about ourselves ever be anything but extraordinary?

The Sack of Baghdad

Susannah Rutherglen

The U.S. invasion of Iraq has turned cultural icons into loot and archaeological sites into ruins

Miles from Nowhere

Edward Hoagland

On a return trip to the wilderness of British Columbia, the author revisits a rough and exquisite landscape

Rum and Coca-Cola

Wayne Curtis

The murky derivations of a sweet drink and a sassy World War II song

The Embarrassment of Riches

Pamela Haag

Do not pity me for having more money than anyone I know. Still, wealth does have its mild difficulties

The Case for Love

Natalie Wexler

Did the friendship of an early Supreme Court justice and the wife of a colleague ever cross the line of propriety?

Findings: A Bogey Tale

Brian Doyle


What Do You Want to Know For?
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Alice Munro

Dinners at Six
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David Leavitt


The Crux of the Matter
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Langdon Hammer

Heather McHugh

Six Poems
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Heather McHugh

For Vanessa Hayden
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Stephen Burt

Center for the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx


The Man Who Got His Way

Wendy Smith

John Hammond, scion of white privilege, helped integrate popular music