Issue of 2005-03-07
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
COMMENT/ BELIEVER/ Louis Menand on the life and death of Hunter S. Thompson.
ON TOUR/ DR. JUICE/ Ben McGrath attends a Jose Canseco book signing.
AWARDS SEASON/ THE POLLIES/ Adam Green on a proud night for political consultants.
GIZMOS/ TWO PENS/ Tad Friend on recent advances in ink dispensation.
SUMATRA POSTCARD/ OUR MAN IN MEDAN/ Dan Baum meets an American diplomat in post-tsunami Sumatra.
THE POLITICAL SCENE/ Jeffrey Toobin/ Blowing Up the Senate/ Extreme tactics in the fight to confirm judges.
FICTION/ Umberto Eco/ “The Gorge”
THE BACK PAGE/ Paul Rudnick/ “Further Proof That Lincoln Was Gay”
BOOKS/ Adam Gopnik/ Voltaire’s Garden/ The philosopher as a campaigner for human rights.
ON TELEVISION/ Nancy Franklin/ Vision Quest/ The mind of the married medium.
THE ART WORLD/ Peter Schjeldahl/ Drawing Lines/ Cy Twombly at the Whitney.
POP MUSIC/ Sasha Frere-Jones/ Ring My Bell/ The expensive pleasures of the ringtone.
THE CURRENT CINEMA/ David Denby/ Devilment/ “Be Cool,” “Constantine.”
FROM THE ARCHIVE
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON/ Richard H. Rovere/ January 8, 1959/ A description of the political maneuverings surrounding a filibuster against civil-rights legislation./ Issue of 1959-01-17
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