Table of Contents: Alice Munro, "Circle of Prayer"; John Ash, "The Monuments"; Robert Bringhurst, "Sunday Morning"; Harold Brodkey, "On First Being Published"; Raymond Carver, "Two Poems"; Amy Clampitt, "Dorothy and William at Rydal Mount"; Alfred Corn, "Apartment on 22nd St."; Douglas Crase, "Theme Park"; James Dickey, "Spring Shock"; Tom Disch, "MCMLXXXIV"; Czelaw Milosz, "Lauda"; William Maxwell, "The Lily-White Boys"; Carlos Drummond de Andrade, "Song for That Man of the People Charlie Chaplin"; Jonathan Galassi, "Lateness"; Jim Gauer, "Will This Thought Do? "; Allen Ginsberg, "Quatrains"; Jorie Graham, "Description"; Linda Gregg, "Part of Me Wanting Everything to Live"; Barbara Guest, "The View from Kandinsky's Window"; Anthony Hecht, "Humoresque"; John Hollander, "By the Gulf" Nadine Gordimer, "Children with the House to Themselves"; and more.
You think you know about Islam. But, did you know that Islam teaches that Muslims must wage war to impose Islamic law on non-Muslim states, or that American Muslim groups are engaged in a huge cover-up of Islamic doctrine? These and other "politically incorrect" facts are revealed by Robert Spencer in The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades).
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"Voting by Numbers", by Jelani Cobb; "The Ebola Wars", by Richard Preston; "The Intensity Gap", by Kelefa Sanneh; "Color Codes", by Dan Chiasson; and "War Is Almost Over", by David Denby.
This month's issue features: Exclusive: Jennifer Lawrence speaks for the first time about her hacked nude photos and how she's handling the shocking invasion of her privacy. Tech: After the battle between Gates and Ballmer, can Microsoft's new CEO repair the damage? Investigation: Inside the case of the missing Stradivarius.
World politics is entering a new phase, in which the great divisions among humankind and the dominating source of international conflict will be cultural.
Newly available evidence shows that the CIA engaged in pervasive political meddling and paramilitary action in Congo during the 1960s - and that the local CIA station chief directly influenced the events that led to the death of Patrice Lumumba, the country's first democratically elected prime minister.
Conventional wisdom in the West blames the Ukraine crisis on Russian aggression. But this account is wrong: Washington and its European allies actually share most of the responsibility, having spent decades pushing east into Russia's natural sphere of interest.
Life in Nigeria's largest city is changing for the better, offering a potential lesson for struggling states looking to stage a turnaround: mayors and city councils are more likely to embrace positive change than legislatures and presidents -- and far more quickly and effectively.
The editorial staff of The New York Times creates a digest for fax, email, and electronic delivery to destinations all over the world.
Albert-Laszlo Barabasi traces the fascinating history of connected systems. Understanding the structure and behavior of networks will forever alter our world, allowing us to design the "perfect" business or stop a disease outbreak before it goes global.
With relentless media coverage, breathtaking events, and extraordinary congressional and independent investigations, it is hard to believe that we still might not know some of the most significant facts about the presidency of George W. Bush. Yet beneath the surface events of the Bush presidency lies a secret history, a series of hidden events that makes a mockery of current debate.
The crisis in Ukraine has pushed Moscow and the West into a new Cold War. For both sides, the top priority must now be to contain the conflict, ensuring that it ends up being as short and as shallow as possible.
Two recent books about Soviet history help answer questions raised by the ongoing crisis in Ukraine: What is wrong with Russia and why, despite two decades of optimistic predictions that it was on track to become a "normal" country, has it never become one?
U.S. and European officials need to understand how Russia really thinks about foreign policy. To resolve the Ukraine crisis and prevent similar ones from occurring in the future, they need to get better at putting themselves in Moscow's shoes.
Winston Churchill steered Britain through its darkest hours during World War II. He was one of the 20th century's greatest orators, and the speeches that he painstakingly composed, rehearsed, and delivered inspired courage in an entire nation. Churchill's output was prolific; his complete speeches alone contain over 5 million words.
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In this issue: "Pitchfork Politics", by Yascha Mounk. The Tea Party and its European cousins have emerged from the enduring inability of democratic governments to satisfy their citizens' needs. Today's populist movements won't subside until the legitimate grievances driving them have been addressed.
"The Public on the Private" by Margaret Talbot; "Anyone? Anyone?" by Nick Paumgarten; "Lumia" by Gregory Zinman; "Alice's Wonderland" by Rebecca Mead; "Gravel" by Alice Munro; "Show Runners" by Sasha Frere-Jones; "Anything Goes" by David Denby.
"The $3.2 Billion Man: Can Google's Newest Star Outsmart Apple?": Google is betting big on Nest CEO Tony Fadell. "Why Wendy's Wants to Conquer the Fast Food World With BBQ": Wendy's new artery-prodding menu stars BBQ pulled pork. "How Reebok Is Tackling One of the Sports World's Trickiest Problems": Reebok is on a quest to mitigate head injuries in young athletes. "Now Everyone Can Know What's in Their DNA": Counsyl is making genetic testing affordable, fast, and friendly. "Comedy is Getting Weirder": Tim and Eric are quietly redefining mainstream America's sense of humor.
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"Behind the Wall", by Amy Davidson; "Good-Luck Charm", by Reeves Wiedeman; "Against the Grain", by Michael Specter; "Bakeoff", by Adam Gopnik; "Floating Feasts", by David Owen; "Medical Meals", by Rivka Galchen; and "Making the News", by Anthony Lane.
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Table of Contents: Denis Johnson, "Car-Crash While Hitchhiking"; Federico García Lorca, "Night"; Jorie Graham, "Spring"; Pamela White Hadas, "Rara Avis"; Charles Tomlinson, "Two Poems"; Brian Swann, "Exist"; Joyce Carol Oates, "Heat"; Carl Little, "Running Out of Ideas One Day"; Bin Ramke, "Two Poems"; Alan Williamson, "Love and the Soul"; Lawrence Raab, "Two Poems"; T. Coraghessan Boyle, "The Ape Lady in Retirement"; Marilyn Hacker, "Two Cities"; Aleksandar Ristovic, "Five Poems"; Edna O'Brien, "Dramas"; James Poolos, "For the Bloodline of a Shadow"; John Witte, "Two Poems"; James Cummins, "Three Poems"; and Sigmund Freud, "The Psychopathology of Everyday Life."
Table of Contents: Peter Matthiessen, "From Lost Man's River"; Yusef Komunyakaa, "Memory Cave"; Anne Babson Carter, "A Morning View of Bluehill Village"; Ben Downing, "The Calligraphy Shop"; Deborah Pease, "What Is the Word for Window"; Corey Marks, "American Monochrome"; David Yezzi, "Two Poems"; Wislawa Szymborska, "Negative"; Brad Davis, "Two Poems"; Joanie Mackowski, "Waiting"; Richard Kenney, "Venice and Mars"; Kate Walbert, "The Blue Hour"; John Updike, "Two Cunts in Paris"; Michael Blumenthal, "Falling Asleep at the Erotic Mozi"; Maura Stanton, "The Last Judgment"; Terese Svoboda, "Old God"; Kenneth Koch, "My Olivetti Speaks"; Rick Moody, "The Mansion on the Hill"; Elias Canetti, "Selected Notes from Hampstead"; Marilyn Hacker, "Two Poems"; Sidney Wade, "Three Poems"; Carol Vanderveer Hamilton, "Narcolepsy"; Clayton Eshleman, "Giverny"; Karl Kirchwey, "Syracuse"; Timothy Liu, "Three Poems"; and Jane Avrich, "The Great Flood."
Table of Contents: Davy Rothbart, "Human Snowball"; Sophie Cabot Black, "Online Again"; Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, "Young Berries"; Roberto Bolaño, "Five Poems"; Sam Lipsyte, "This Appointment Occurs in the Past"; Raúl Zurita, "The Pacific Is the Sky"; Ann Beattie, "The Astonished Woodchopper"; John Ashbery, "Three Poems"; Octavio Paz, "Target Practice"; Rich Cohen, "Pirate City"; Lucie Brock-Briodo, "Posthumous Seduction"; David Ferry, "That Now Are Wild and Do Not Remember"; Virgil, "From the 'Aeneid,' Book VI"; and J.D. Daniels, "Letter from Majorca."
Table of Contents: Joy Williams, "Making Friends"; Charles Baudelaire, "To the Reader"; Julio Cortázar, "Feuilletons from a Certain Lucas"; R.D. Pohl, "Was That the Moon?"; Gordon Lish, "How to Write a Poem"; Rainer Maria Rikle, "Requiem for a Friend"; Jamaica Kincaid, "What I Have Been Doing Lately"; James Fetler, "Wachtmann's Cubes"; Ray Russell, "A Note on the Type."
Table of Contents: April Ayers Lawson, "Virgin"; Carol Muske-Dukes, "Condolence Note: Los Angeles"; Frederick Seidel, "Five Poems"; John Jeremiah Sullivan, "Mr. Lytle: An Essay"; Charles Harper Webb, "Sand Fish"; Sam Lipsyte, "The Worm in Philly"; Mark Ford, "Four Poems"; Lydia Davis, "Ten Stories from Flaubert"; Giacomo Leopardi, "Two Poems"; John Tranter, "Four Poems After Baudelaire"; Dorothea Lasky, "It's a Lonely World"; Daniel Bosch, "Solutions to Autumn"; and J.D. Daniels, "Letter from Cambridge."
Table of Contents: Ottessa Moshfegh, "A Dark and Winding Road"; Kevin Prufer, "How He Loved Them"; Jenny Offill, "Magic and Dread"; Susan Stewart, "Pine"; Hilda Hilst, "From Alcohologues"; J.D. Daniels, "Empathy"; Charlie Smith, "Bus to Tuxtla"; Monica Youn, "Two Poems"; Nell Freudenberger, "Hover"; Sylvie Baumgartel, "Two Poems"; Emily Moore, "Ghazal"; Rachel Cusk, "Outline: Part 1"; Linda Pastan, "Last Rites"; Lydia Davis, "The Seals"; and Ben Jahn, "Reborn."
For over 40 years Cracked was the best-selling humor magazine in the world...if you don't count Mad! A remarkable and amusing retrospective by author Mark Arnold, recounting the secret origins of the magazine, covering its history with former and future Mad and Marvel Comics contributors John Severin, Jack Davis, Don Martin, Bill Elder, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, and Al Jaffee, along with Cracked veterans Bill Ward, Don Orehek, George Gladir.