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    Issues of the 1980s = 8 Years, 78 Issues, 1,123 Articles
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      Issues of 1982 = 4 Issues, 50 Articles
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        Issues of 1983 = 10 Issues, 127 Articles
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          Issues of 1984 = 11 Issues, 141 Articles
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            Issues of 1985 = 11 Issues, 151 Articles
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              Issues of 1986 = 11 Issues, 167 Articles
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                Issues of 1987 = 11 Issues, 172 Articles
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                  Issues of 1988 = 10 Issues, 157 Articles
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                    Issues of 1989 = 10 Issues, 158 Articles
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                    Issues of the 1990s = 10 Years, 100 Issues, 1,883 Articles
                    1. [+]
                      Issues of 1990 = 10 Issues, 179 Articles
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                        Issues of 1991 = 10 Issues, 196 Articles
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                          Issues of 1992 = 10 Issues, 197 Articles
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                            Issues of 1993 = 10 Issues, 196 Articles
                            1. [+]
                              Issues of 1994 = 10 Issues, 189 Articles
                              1. [+]
                                January 1994 Issue = 17 Articles
                                1. Notes & Comments, pp. 1-3
                                2. "The Intellectuals & the Masses" by Hilton Kramer, pp. 4-8
                                3. Going no place with Peter Blake by Roger Kimball, pp. 9-14
                                4. Constantine Cavafy by Joseph Epstein, pp. 15-22
                                5. At the Museo Morandi by Karen Wilkin, pp. 23-28
                                6. Seneca & lyric tragedy by Dana Gioia, pp. 29-42
                                7. The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center by Samuel Lipman, pp. 43-47
                                8. Abes & angels by Donald Lyons, pp. 48-52
                                9. Anna Quindlen & other sentimentalists by James Bowman, pp. 53-57
                                10. [+]
                                  A talent to delight by Brooke Allen, pp. 58-61 - 1 Review
                                  1. Love From Nancy by Nancy Mitford and Charlotte Mosley
                                11. [+]
                                  A prodigy of parody by John Gross, pp. 62-64 - 1 Review
                                  1. A Christmas Garland by Max Beerbohm
                                12. [+]
                                  Text's jest-book by John Simon, pp. 65-68 - 1 Review
                                  1. Beckett's Dying Words by Christopher Ricks
                                13. [+]
                                  Lives of the artists by Eric Gibson, pp. 69-72 - 2 Reviews
                                  1. Elaine and Bill by Lee Hall
                                  2. Mark Rothko: A Biography by James E.B. Breslin
                                14. [+]
                                  Does God have a future? by Marc M. Arkin, pp. 73-76 - 1 Review
                                  1. A History of God by Karen Armstrong
                                15. [+]
                                  Review The Green Knight, by Iris Murdoch by Alan Rutenberg, p. 77 - 1 Review
                                  1. The Green Knight by Iris Murdoch
                                16. [+]
                                  Review The Man Who Wasn't Maigret, by Patrick Marnham by Mark Falcoff, p. 78 - 1 Review
                                  1. The Man Who Wasn't Maigret by Patrick Marnham
                                17. [+]
                                  Review The Cinema of Eisenstein, by David Bordwell by Jeremy Murray-Brown, pp. 79-86 - 1 Review
                                  1. The Cinema of Eisenstein by David Bordwell
                              2. [+]
                                February 1994 Issue = 17 Articles
                                1. Notes & Comments, pp. 1-3
                                2. Old "Times" & new by Hilton Kramer, pp. 4-9
                                3. "The Two Cultures" today by Roger Kimball, pp. 10-15
                                4. Frederick Douglass by James W. Tuttleton, pp. 16-26
                                5. The art of Euan Uglow by Karen Wilkin, pp. 27-31
                                6. Alasdair MacIntyre by Maurice Cowling, pp. 32-42
                                7. "The telling" by John Haines, pp. 43-45
                                8. On hearing Liszt live by Samuel Lipman, pp. 46-50
                                9. Joan Snyder & Lucian Freud by Jed Perl, pp. 51-57
                                10. David Ives's "All in the Timing" by Donald Lyons, pp. 58-60
                                11. David Brock & co. by James Bowman, pp. 61-65
                                12. [+]
                                  Ovid transformed by Sara Mack, pp. 66-70 - 1 Review
                                  1. The Metamorphoses of Ovid by Allen Mandelbaum and Ovid
                                13. [+]
                                  Poisoned Wells by Brooke Allen, pp. 71-72 - 1 Review
                                  1. The Invisible Man by Michael Coren
                                14. [+]
                                  Through a keyhole by Michael Glover, pp. 73-76 - 1 Review
                                  1. Imagination of the Heart by Theresa Whistler
                                15. [+]
                                  Review The Ern Malley Affair, by Michael Heyward by Robert Richman, p. 77 - 1 Review
                                  1. The Ern Malley Affair by Michael Heyward
                                16. [+]
                                  Review Brazil, by John Updike by Christopher Carduff, pp. 77-78 - 1 Review
                                  1. Brazil by John Updike
                                17. An exchange by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. and Stephen Koch, pp. 79-86
                              3. [+]
                                March 1994 Issue = 19 Articles
                                1. Notes & Comments, pp. 1-3
                                2. At the Bauhaus by Hilton Kramer, pp. 4-9
                                3. The poetry of Geoffrey Hill by William Logan, pp. 10-17
                                4. "Degas Landscapes" at the Met by Karen Wilkin, pp. 18-23
                                5. A liaison with Laclos by Renee Winegarten, pp. 24-30
                                6. Poems by Daniel Mark Epstein, pp. 31-33
                                7. Observer by Robert Pack, pp. 34-35
                                8. Unforgotten years by Jed Perl, pp. 36-40
                                9. Exhibition notes by Eric Gibson, p. 41
                                10.  ---  by Roger Kimball, pp. 42-43
                                11. Pinter's "No Man's Land" by Donald Lyons, pp. 44-46
                                12. Skategate & other winter games by James Bowman, pp. 47-51
                                13. [+]
                                  Rodin in the round by William Tucker, pp. 52-55 - 1 Review
                                  1. Rodin: The Shape of Genius by Ruth Butler
                                14. [+]
                                  A moralist restored by Vasily Rudich, pp. 56-59 - 1 Review
                                  1. Tacitus by Ronald Mellor
                                15. [+]
                                  If the suit fits... by Brooke Allen, pp. 60-62 - 1 Review
                                  1. A Frolic of His Own by William Gaddis
                                16. [+]
                                  The boys & their baby by Christopher Carduff, pp. 63-66 - 1 Review
                                  1. We Are All in the Dumps With Jack and Guy by Maurice Sendak
                                17. [+]
                                  Thistles & thorns by Michael Glover, pp. 67-71 - 1 Review
                                  1. Selected Poetry by Hugh MacDiarmid, Alan Riach, and Michael Grieve
                                18. [+]
                                  Big little lady by Marc M. Arkin, pp. 72-76 - 1 Review
                                  1. Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life by Joan D. Hedrick
                                19. Richard Wilbur by John Simon, pp. 77-86
                              4. [+]
                                April 1994 Issue = 23 Articles
                                1. Notes & Comments, pp. 1-4
                                2. Who was Dwight Macdonald? by Hilton Kramer, pp. 5-10
                                3. Sybille Bedford by Roger Kimball, pp. 11-18
                                4. Ingmar Bergman by Jeremy Murray-Brown, pp. 19-23
                                5. The career of Harold Laski by Edward Shils, pp. 24-30
                                6. New poems by Trent Busch, pp. 31-32
                                7. Before children by Walter McDonald, p. 33
                                8. May by Rachel Hadas, p. 34
                                9. Misral by Stephen Sartarelli, p. 35
                                10. "The Age of Rubens" by Karen Wilkin, pp. 36-40
                                11. Exhibition notes by Roger Kimball, p. 41
                                12.  ---  by Eric Gibson, p. 42
                                13.  ---  by Hilton Kramer, pp. 43-44
                                14. Frank Lloyd Wright by Susan Woldenberg, pp. 45-51
                                15. "Damn Yankees" by Donald Lyons, pp. 52-54
                                16. Swagger & attitude by James Buchanan, pp. 55-60
                                17. [+]
                                  The genius of capitalism by David Frum, pp. 61-64 - 2 Reviews
                                  1. John Maynard Keynes, Vol. I by Robert Skidelsky
                                  2. John Maynard Keynes, Vol. II by Robert Skidelsky
                                18. [+]
                                  Real powers by Sam Tanenhaus, pp. 65-67 - 1 Review
                                  1. It All Adds Up by Saul Bellow
                                19. [+]
                                  Understanding Arendt by Jenny Teichman, pp. 68-71 - 1 Review
                                  1. Essays in Understanding, 1930-1954 by Hannah Arendt and Jerome Kohn
                                20. [+]
                                  Slip slidin' away by Patti Hagan, pp. 72-73 - 1 Review
                                  1. Cycles of Rock and Water by Kenneth A. Brown
                                21. [+]
                                  Doleful laureate by Michael Glover, pp. 74-77 - 2 Reviews
                                  1. Tennyson by Peter Levi
                                  2. Tennyson by Michael Thorn
                                22. [+]
                                  Review Strolls With Pushkin, by Abram Tertz by Tess Lewis, p. 78 - 1 Review
                                  1. Strolls With Pushkin by Abram Tertz
                                23. [+]
                                  Review Life After God, by Douglas Coupland by Jeffrey Bloom, pp. 79-86 - 1 Review
                                  1. Life After God by Douglas Coupland
                              5. [+]
                                May 1994 Issue = 18 Articles
                                1. Notes & Comments, pp. 1-4
                                2. Richard Pipes's revolution by Hilton Kramer, pp. 5-9
                                3. The academy's assault on science by Roger Kimball, pp. 10-17
                                4. Elizabeth Bishop in her letters by Elizabeth Spires, pp. 18-23
                                5. Citizen Jane Jacobs by Francis Morrone, pp. 24-28
                                6. Anna Akhmatova by John Simon, pp. 29-39
                                7. Poems by Daniel Mark Epstein, pp. 40-42
                                8. Wounded life; Orpheus by John Haines, pp. 43-44
                                9. Stamping out Franglais by Stephen Sartarelli, pp. 45-48
                                10. Louisa Matthiasdottir by Jed Perl, pp. 49-52
                                11. Exhibition notes by Eric Gibson, pp. 53-54
                                12.  ---  by Roger Kimball, p. 55
                                13.  ---  by Hilton Kramer, pp. 56-57
                                14. "Carousel" & "The Flowering Peach" by Donald Lyons, pp. 58-62
                                15. Hand-wringing over Whitewater by James Bowman, pp. 63-68
                                16. [+]
                                  The professor & the poetess by Brooke Allen, pp. 69-71 - 1 Review
                                  1. The Russian Girl by Kingsley Amis
                                17. [+]
                                  Flaubert's muse by Renee Winegarten, pp. 72-74 - 1 Review
                                  1. Rage and Fire by Francine du Plessix Gray
                                18. [+]
                                  "The Tenth Justice" by Marc M. Arkin, pp. 75-86 - 1 Review
                                  1. Learned Hand: The Man and the Judge by Gerald Gunther
                              6. [+]
                                June 1994 Issue = 19 Articles
                                1. Notes & Comments, pp. 1-3
                                2. Willen de Kooning at 90 by Hilton Kramer, pp. 4-9
                                3. The vocation of philosophy by Roger Kimball, pp. 10-15
                                4. Joseph Conrad by Joseph Epstein, pp. 16-25
                                5. The art of Louise Bourgeois by Karen Wilkin, pp. 26-31
                                6. Four early poems by W.H. Auden, pp. 32-37
                                7. After Judd by Jed Perl, pp. 38-41
                                8. Exhibition notes by Eric Gibson, pp. 42-43
                                9.  ---  by Roger Kimball, p. 44
                                10. New directors, new directions by Donald Lyons, pp. 45-51
                                11. Nixon & "Middlemarch" by James Bowman, pp. 52-57
                                12. New maps of Cheever Country by Brooke Allen, pp. 58-65
                                13. [+]
                                  Women beware women by Heather Mac Donald, pp. 66-69 - 1 Review
                                  1. Who Stole Feminism? by Christina Hoff Sommers
                                14. [+]
                                  The abyss stares back by Terry Teachout, pp. 70-72 - 1 Review
                                  1. On Looking Into the Abyss by Gertrude Himmelfarb
                                15. [+]
                                  She likes a Gershwin tune by Mark Steyn, pp. 73-75 - 1 Review
                                  1. Hole in Our Soul by Martha Bayles
                                16. [+]
                                  Hunter of forms by Robert Richman, pp. 76-79 - 1 Review
                                  1. The Door in the Wall by Charles Tomlinson
                                17. [+]
                                  Life stories by Thomas Mallon, pp. 80-84 - 1 Review
                                  1. Keepers of the Flame by Ian Hamilton
                                18. William Arrowsmith by James W. Tuttleton, pp. 85-90
                                19. Index, pp. 91-102
                              7. [+]
                                September 1994 Issue = 21 Articles
                                1. Notes & Comments, pp. 1-3
                                2. "The New Republic" at 80 by Hilton Kramer, pp. 4-11
                                3. America's cultural revolution by Roger Kimball, pp. 12-18
                                4. The Academy in the '20s by Cynthia Ozick, pp. 19-36
                                5. Debasing Brancusi by Sidney Geist, pp. 37-45
                                6. Poems by Charles Tomlinson, pp. 46-48
                                7. The village graveyard by F.D. Reeve, p. 49
                                8. Art by Karen Wilkin, pp. 50-53
                                9. Exhibition notes by Mario Naves, pp. 54-55
                                10.  ---  by Eric Gibson, p. 56
                                11. Theater by Mark Steyn, pp. 57-61
                                12. Dance by Laura Jacobs, pp. 62-64
                                13. The media by James Bowman, pp. 65-70
                                14. [+]
                                  A key to Mrs. Eddy by Marc M. Arkin, pp. 71-75 - 1 Review
                                  1. "With Bleeding Footsteps" by Robert David Thomas
                                15. [+]
                                  Old times down east by Louis Auchincloss, pp. 76-79 - 2 Reviews
                                  1. Sarah Orne Jewett by Sarah Orne Jewett and Michael Davitt Bell
                                  2. Sarah Orne Jewett by Paula Blanchard
                                16. [+]
                                  Stories fine & fatuous by Brooke Allen, pp. 80-81 - 1 Review
                                  1. The Collected Stories by Grace Paley
                                17. [+]
                                  So terribly correct by Terry Teachout, pp. 82-84 - 2 Reviews
                                  1. Dictatorship of Virtue by Richard Bernstein
                                  2. Two Steps Ahead of the Thought Police by John Leo
                                18. [+]
                                  Passionate Porcupine by Richard Brookhiser, pp. 85-87 - 1 Review
                                  1. Peter Porcupine in America by William Cobbett and David A. Wilson
                                19. [+]
                                  Review Intimate Letters, by Leos Janacek, Kamila Stos... by John Simon, p. 88 - 1 Review
                                  1. Intimate Letters by Leos Janacek, Kamila Stosslova, and John Tyrrell, ...
                                20. [+]
                                  Review Satire and Sentiment, 1660-1830, by Claude Jul... by Donald Lyons, pp. 89-90 - 1 Review
                                  1. Satire and Sentiment, 1660-1830 by Claude Julien Rawson
                                21. Notebook by Mark Helprin, pp. 91-102
                              8. [+]
                                October 1994 Issue = 18 Articles
                                1. Notes & Comments, pp. 1-3
                                2. What's wrong with equality? by Roger Kimball, pp. 4-9
                                3. The two William Blakes by Daniel Mark Epstein, pp. 10-22
                                4. "A real inferno" by Brooke Allen, pp. 23-32
                                5. The life & films of Jean Renoir by John Simon, pp. 33-41
                                6. New poems by Enid Shomer, pp. 42-43
                                7. May night; September 1957 by Frederick Morgan, pp. 44-45
                                8. The self-pitier by Richard Lourie, p. 46
                                9. Goya in Chicago by Karen Wilkin, pp. 47-50
                                10. Exhibition notes by Roger Kimball, pp. 51-52
                                11.  ---  by Hilton Kramer, p. 53
                                12. "A Perfect Ganesh" & other plays by Mark Steyn, pp. 54-58
                                13. Nothing if not "cynical" by James Bowman, pp. 59-64
                                14. [+]
                                  Fantastic Argentine by Alexander Coleman, pp. 65-69 - 1 Review
                                  1. Selected Stories by Adolfo Bioy Casares
                                15. [+]
                                  Wording the pulse afresh by D.S. Carne-Ross, pp. 70-74 - 2 Reviews
                                  1. Sappho: A Garland by Jim Powell
                                  2. Andalusian Poems by Christopher Middleton and Leticia Garza-Falcon, ...
                                16. [+]
                                  Kaleidoscopes of feeling by Paul Dean, pp. 75-77 - 1 Review
                                  1. The Varieties of Metaphysical Poetry by T.S. Eliot and Ronald Schuchard
                                17. [+]
                                  Review The Architecture of Alienation, by David Clarke by J. Duncan Berry, p. 78 - 1 Review
                                  1. The Architecture of Alienation by David Clarke
                                18. [+]
                                  Review Watch With Me, by Wendell Berry by Christopher Carduff, pp. 79-86 - 1 Review
                                  1. Watch With Me by Wendell Berry
                              9. [+]
                                November 1994 Issue = 19 Articles
                                1. Notes & Comments, pp. 1-3
                                2. The ghost of V.L. Parrington by Hilton Kramer, pp. 4-8
                                3. Philip Johnson by Roger Kimball, pp. 9-15
                                4. The legacy of D.F. Tovey by James F. Penrose, pp. 16-23
                                5. F. Scott Fitzgerald by James W. Tuttleton, pp. 24-31
                                6. New poems by Teresa Iverson, pp. 32-33
                                7. The classical world by Prescott Evarts, p. 34
                                8. The lonely planet by Jeffrey Harrison, pp. 35-36
                                9. Art by Karen Wilkin, pp. 37-43
                                10. Exhibition notes by Eric Gibson, p. 44
                                11.  ---  by Mario Naves, pp. 44-46
                                12. Theater by Mark Steyn, pp. 47-52
                                13. The media by James Bowman, pp. 53-57
                                14. [+]
                                  Shakespeare & company by Paul Dean, pp. 58-62 - 1 Review
                                  1. The Western Canon by Harold Bloom
                                15. [+]
                                  Inspired by Martial by Charles Tomlinson, pp. 63-68 - 1 Review
                                  1. Martial: Epigrams by Martial and D.R. Shackleton Bailey
                                16. [+]
                                  Haunted by Science by Gerald Weissmann, pp. 69-73 - 1 Review
                                  1. The Waterworks by E.L. Doctorow
                                17. [+]
                                  The comic muse by Guy Davenport, pp. 74-75 - 1 Review
                                  1. The Oxford Book of Comic Verse by John Gross
                                18. [+]
                                  Ironic spirits---& others by Alan Rutenberg, pp. 76-77 - 1 Review
                                  1. The Norton Book of Ghost Stories by Brad Leithauser
                                19. [+]
                                  Painted into history by Brooke Allen, pp. 78-86 - 1 Review
                                  1. Henry and Clara by Thomas Mallon
                              10. [+]
                                December 1994 Issue = 18 Articles
                                1. Notes & Comments, pp. 1-5
                                2. At the Warhol Museum by Hilton Kramer, pp. 6-9
                                3. The legacy of Russell Kirk by David Frum, pp. 10-16
                                4. "The Italian Metamorphosis" by Karen Wilkin, pp. 17-23
                                5. Elizabeth Bowen by Richard Tillinghast, pp. 24-33
                                6. New poems by Donald Justice, pp. 34-35
                                7. And Boaz begat Obed, and Obed begat Jesse, and Jesse begat David by Judith Baumel, p. 36
                                8. Music from an evening sphere by William Kistler, p. 37
                                9. Odilon Redon by Deborah Rosenthal, pp. 38-44
                                10. Exhibition notes by Mildred Schmertz, pp. 45-46
                                11.  ---  by Mario Naves, p. 47
                                12. "Sunset Boulevard" by Mark Steyn, pp. 48-53
                                13. [+]
                                  "The Bell Curve" by James Bowman, pp. 54-60 - 1 Review
                                  1. The Bell Curve by Richard J. Herrnstein and Charles Murray
                                14. [+]
                                  Lowell in the shadows by William Logan, pp. 61-66 - 1 Review
                                  1. Lost Puritan by Paul Mariani
                                15. [+]
                                  Stingless WASP by Brooke Allen, pp. 67-69 - 1 Review
                                  1. Collected Stories of Louis Auchincloss by Louis Auchincloss
                                16. [+]
                                  This was New York? by Francis Morrone, pp. 70-71 - 1 Review
                                  1. Scenes from the Life of a City by Eric Homberger
                                17. [+]
                                  Gentleman composer by Terry Teachout, pp. 72-74 - 1 Review
                                  1. Skyscraper Lullaby by Howard Pollack
                                18. [+]
                                  Prodigiously human by Daniel J. Silver, pp. 75-86 - 1 Review
                                  1. Balzac by Graham Robb
                            2. [+]
                              Issues of 1995 = 10 Issues, 183 Articles
                              1. [+]
                                Issues of 1996 = 10 Issues, 197 Articles
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                                  Issues of 1997 = 10 Issues, 182 Articles
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                                    Issues of 1998 = 10 Issues, 183 Articles
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                                      Issues of 1999 = 10 Issues, 181 Articles
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                                      Issues of the 2000s = 6 Years, 52 Issues, 1,012 Articles
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                                        Issues of 2000 = 10 Issues, 183 Articles
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                                          Issues of 2001 = 9 Issues, 183 Articles
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                                            Issues of 2002 = 10 Issues, 190 Articles
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                                              Issues of 2003 = 10 Issues, 190 Articles
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                                                Issues of 2004 = 10 Issues, 204 Articles
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                                                  Issues of 2005 = 3 Issues, 62 Articles