Issue of 2004-11-01
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
COMMENT/ THE CHOICE/ The Editors on the coming election. [They used the first 3,856 words lay out Bush’s incompetence, failings, deceptions, and dangers, and 677 words to endorse Kerry as a strong, principled corrective and source of hope.]
A REPORTER AT LARGE/ Peter J. Boyer/ The Believer/ Paul Wolfowitz defends the war.
SHOUTS & MURMURS/ Paul Simms/ Making a Difference
FICTION/ Lara Vapnyar/ “Memoirs of a Muse”
PORTFOLIO/ Democracy 2004/ Photographic portraits of Americans by Richard Avedon.
BOOKS/ John Updike/ The Great I Am/ Robert Alter’s new translation of the Pentateuch.
POP MUSIC/ Sasha Frere-Jones/ 1979
The year punk died, and was reborn.
THE ART WORLD/ Peter Schjeldahl/ Memento Mori/ The Aztecs at the Guggenheim.
THE CURRENT CINEMA/ Anthony Lane/ Aftermaths/ “Enduring Love,” “Hearts and Minds.”
FROM THE ARCHIVES
THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL/ PROFILES/ Winthrop Sargeant/ A Woman Entering a Taxi in the Rain/ A profile of Richard Avedon’s early work as a fashion photographer/ Issue of 1958-11-08
PORTFOLIO/ A collection of Avedon’s portrait photography from his years at the magazine.