Issue of 2004-03-29
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
COMMENT/ AFTER MADRID/ David Remnick on what the train bombings in Spain and the election that followed mean for the world.
ON THE CLOCK/ JAM OFF/ Nick Paumgarten on the backstage scene at the jam-band awards.
POSTCARD FROM BAGHDAD/ STREET CRIME/ Jon Lee Anderson on how the city is now a much more dangerous place.
THE WIRED WORLD/ THE REAL ORKUT/ Jesse Lichtenstein on the eponymous member of a new networking Web site.
ON THE ROOF/ PEPSI GENERATION/ Blake Eskin on making art out of an East River soda sign.
SHOUTS & MURMURS/ Bruce McCall/ Liberal Radio Network Employment Application
LIFE & LETTERS/ David Remnick/ Reporting It All/ A hundred years of A. J. Liebling.
A LETTER FROM SOUTH TEXAS/ Katherine Boo/ The Churn/ When the jobs go abroad, what happens to the people who are left behind?
FICTION/ Jim Harrison/ “Father Daughter”
BOOKS/ Folk Hero/ David Hajdu/ A new biography of Woody Guthrie.
POP MUSIC/ Slow Burn/ Sasha Frere-Jones/ Norah Jones’s eternal afternoon.
THE THEATRE/ Stuck/ Hilton Als/ “Frozen” and “Embedded.”
THE CURRENT CINEMA/ The Quick and the Dead/ David Denby/ “Bon Voyage” and “Dogville.”
FROM THE ARCHIVE
A REPORTER AT LARGE/ Ahab and Nemesis/A. J. Liebling/ A classic Liebling boxing piece, Issue of 1951-10-08