POETRY: For the Fat of Mind

Books

Celebrity athletes, direct-mail promo copy, popular sitcoms, even business lunches—these are the deliciously weird found objects Sala, a veteran of the advertising world, chooses to dissect, in all their unintentional irony. ...

FICTION: This Book

Books

Some books are meant to be read on a day off, in the country or in a park, that make vivid the pleasure of a warm breeze and nothing to do. ...

The New Psychedelia

Books

Three books have appeared, heralding a quiet resurgence in certain circles of the use of hallucinogenic drugs for spiritual or visionary purposes. ...

CULTURE: Big girls on campus

Books

Educating women risks endangering the perpetuation of the species—or so argued Harvard professor Edward H. Clarke in his nineteenth-century bestseller, Sex in Education, or, a Fair Chance for the Girls. According to Clarke, a girl who studied during her period arrested the development of her ovaries, ...

Typecasting: A History of Stereotype

Books

In a chapter of Typecasting that explores Western exploitation of indigenous peoples, authors Stuart and Elizabeth Ewen take readers to Chicago’s Columbian Exposition (1893), a “colossal side show… six hundred feet wide and a mile long,” where tourists gawked at exhibits designed to illustrate the immoral, primitive, and hypersexual tendencies of foreign cultures. ...

POETRY: Act and Aftermath

Books

In that poem Heaney watches his father dig in the family potato patch and remembers his grandfather’s prowess at cutting turf. ...

FICTION: Inventing personal history

Books

When Jennifer Natalya Fink was growing up, she repeatedly questioned her family about why they’d trekked from Lithuania to Brazil to the United States. ...

Table of Contents

Books

ADVERTISEMENTS
close

NOV 2006

All Issues