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    Issues of the 1980s = 8 Years, 78 Issues, 1,123 Articles
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                              Issues of 1994 = 10 Issues, 189 Articles
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                                Issues of 1995 = 10 Issues, 183 Articles
                                1. [+]
                                  January 1995 Issue = 16 Articles
                                  1. Notes & Comments, pp. 1-4
                                  2. Samuel Lipman, 1934-1994 by Hilton Kramer, pp. 5-7
                                  3. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu by Joseph Epstein, pp. 8-17
                                  4. Poussin in Paris by Karen Wilkin, pp. 18-23
                                  5. Stephane Mallarme by John Simon, pp. 24-36
                                  6. Five poems by Donald Hall, pp. 37-41
                                  7. Ferdinand Hodler by Mario Naves, pp. 42-43
                                  8. Exhibition notes by Beryl Barr-Sharrar, p. 44
                                  9.  ---  by Roger Kimball, pp. 45-46
                                  10. "Vita & Virginia" by Mark Steyn, pp. 47-51
                                  11. Pina Bausch at BAM by Laura Jacobs, pp. 52-54
                                  12. The elections explained by James Bowman, pp. 55-61
                                  13. [+]
                                    Intimations of mortality by Brooke Allen, pp. 62-66 - 2 Reviews
                                    1. The Afterlife and Other Stories by John Updike
                                    2. All the Days and Nights by William Maxwell
                                  14. [+]
                                    In Darwin's footsteps by Paul R. Gross, pp. 67-71 - 1 Review
                                    1. Naturalist by Edward O. Wilson
                                  15. [+]
                                    Castroenteritis by Mark Falcoff, pp. 72-75 - 1 Review
                                    1. Mea Cuba by Guillermo Cabrera Infante
                                  16. Iris Origo by Louis Auchincloss, pp. 76-86
                                2. [+]
                                  February 1995 Issue = 21 Articles
                                  1. Notes & Comments, pp. 1-4
                                  2. The MLA in San Diego by Hilton Kramer and Roger Kimball, pp. 5-16
                                  3. D.H. Lawrence in love by Paul Dean, pp. 17-23
                                  4. Margaret Fuller by James W. Tuttleton, pp. 24-29
                                  5. Benjamin Constant by Renee Winegarten, pp. 30-37
                                  6. New poems by John Haines, pp. 38-39
                                  7. Blues for Penelope by William Logan, p. 40
                                  8. Notes from India by Donald Hall, pp. 41-42
                                  9. Franz Kline in black & white by Mario Naves, pp. 43-44
                                  10. Exhibition notes by Karen Wilkin, pp. 45-46
                                  11.  ---  by Roger Kimball, pp. 47-48
                                  12. Tony Kushner's "Slavs!" by Mark Steyn, pp. 49-53
                                  13. Bill T. Jones's "Still/Here" by Laura Jacobs, pp. 54-57
                                  14. Good-bye, Anna Quindlen by James Bowman, pp. 58-62
                                  15. [+]
                                    Gass attack by James Wolcott, pp. 63-66 - 1 Review
                                    1. The Tunnel by William H. Gass
                                  16. [+]
                                    Not worth the powder by Donald Lyons, pp. 67-68 - 1 Review
                                    1. Witches and Jesuits by Garry Wills
                                  17. [+]
                                    The word in English by C.H. Sisson, pp. 69-71 - 1 Review
                                    1. William Tyndale: A Biography by David Daniell
                                  18. [+]
                                    Review A Second Mencken Chrestomathy, by Terry Teacho... by Alan Rutenberg, p. 72 - 1 Review
                                    1. A Second Mencken Chrestomathy by Terry Teachout and H.L. Mencken
                                  19. [+]
                                    Review Liebling at The New Yorker, by A.J. Liebling, ... by Christopher Carduff, pp. 73-74 - 1 Review
                                    1. Liebling at The New Yorker by A.J. Liebling, James Barbour, and Fred Warner
                                  20. L'Abbe Mugnier by Louis Auchincloss, pp. 75-79
                                  21. Letters, pp. 80-86
                                3. [+]
                                  March 1995 Issue = 18 Articles
                                  1. Notes & Comments, pp. 1-2
                                  2. Kandinsky's "Compositions" by Hilton Kramer, pp. 3-7
                                  3. Forty years of "Dissent" by Roger Kimball, pp. 8-14
                                  4. Sam Lipman at the NEA by Joseph Epstein, pp. 15-21
                                  5. Steinbeck remembered by James W. Tuttleton, pp. 22-28
                                  6. "Russian village suite" by Daniel Mark Epstein, pp. 29-32
                                  7. Horace Pippin & Jacob Lawrence by Karen Wilkin, pp. 33-37
                                  8. William Baziotes by Mario Naves, pp. 38-41
                                  9. George Abbott, 1887-1995 by Mark Steyn, pp. 42-47
                                  10. A conservative conspiracy? by James Bowman, pp. 48-55
                                  11. [+]
                                    When peacekeepers fail by Arthur Waldron, pp. 56-59 - 1 Review
                                    1. On the Origins of War and the Preservation of Peace by Donald Kagan
                                  12. [+]
                                    The unlovable one by Brooke Allen, pp. 60-63 - 1 Review
                                    1. Evelyn Waugh: A Biography by Selina Hastings
                                  13. [+]
                                    The nasty truth by John Gross, pp. 64-67 - 1 Review
                                    1. Marginal Comment by Kenneth Dover
                                  14. [+]
                                    The sphinx of Athens by Donald Lyons, pp. 68-72 - 2 Reviews
                                    1. Sophocles, Vol. I by Sophocles and Hugh Lloyd-Jones
                                    2. Sophocles, Vol. II by Sophocles and Hugh Lloyd-Jones
                                  15. [+]
                                    Greatest living Irishman by Mark Falcoff, pp. 73-74 - 1 Review
                                    1. Conor by Donald Harman Akenson
                                  16. [+]
                                    The diligent Madame C. by Gerald Weissmann, pp. 75-78 - 1 Review
                                    1. Marie Curie: A Life by Susan Quinn
                                  17. [+]
                                    Review The Complete Collected Poems, by Maya Angelou by Robert Richman, p. 79 - 1 Review
                                    1. The Complete Collected Poems by Maya Angelou
                                  18. [+]
                                    Review The De-Moralization of Society, by Gertrude Hi... by James Bowman, pp. 79-86 - 1 Review
                                    1. The De-Moralization of Society by Gertrude Himmelfarb
                                4. [+]
                                  April 1995 Issue = 19 Articles
                                  1. Notes & Comments, pp. 1-4
                                  2. Getting to know Pissarro by Hilton Kramer, pp. 5-8
                                  3. Who needs the elites? by Roger Kimball, pp. 9-15
                                  4. The sex wars of Gilbert & Gubar by Paul Dean, pp. 16-22
                                  5. Somerville & Ross by Richard Tillinghast, pp. 23-30
                                  6. Poems by Donald Justice, pp. 31-32
                                  7. Baroque by William Craig Rice, p. 33
                                  8. Olympia by Charles Tomlinson, p. 34
                                  9. Antoni Tapies by Mario Naves, pp. 35-37
                                  10. Anton Webern by Tim Page, pp. 38-42
                                  11. Hamlet by Mark Steyn, pp. 43-47
                                  12. Barings by James Bowman, pp. 48-54
                                  13. [+]
                                    The real Ross by Brooke Allen, pp. 55-58 - 1 Review
                                    1. Genius in Disguise by Thomas Kunkel
                                  14. [+]
                                    Master & Critic by Karen Wilkin, pp. 59-61 - 1 Review
                                    1. Antonioni by William Arrowsmith and Ted Perry
                                  15. [+]
                                    Yesterday's tomorrow by Renee Winegarten, pp. 62-64 - 1 Review
                                    1. Paris in the Twentieth Century by Jules Verne
                                  16. [+]
                                    Absolute James by James W. Tuttleton, pp. 65-68 - 1 Review
                                    1. The Father: A Life of Henry James, Sr. by Alfred Habegger
                                  17. [+]
                                    The wager of the West by David Gress, pp. 69-73 - 1 Review
                                    1. Conditions of Liberty by Ernest Gellner
                                  18. Courtauld the collector by E.V. Thaw, pp. 74-76
                                  19. Translating Mallarme by Henry Weinfield and John Simon, pp. 77-86
                                5. [+]
                                  May 1995 Issue = 18 Articles
                                  1. Notes & Comments, pp. 1-4
                                  2. Edmund Wilson at 100 by Hilton Kramer, pp. 5-10
                                  3. A renaissance for Pater? by Roger Kimball, pp. 11-18
                                  4. Dumbing down Debussy by John Simon, pp. 19-26
                                  5. The novels of Anne Tyler by Brooke Allen, pp. 27-34
                                  6. Three poems by Gottfried Benn by Teresa Iverson, pp. 35-41
                                  7. "Precisionism in America" by William C. Agee, pp. 42-46
                                  8. Exhibition notes by Mario Naves, p. 47
                                  9.  ---  by Roger Starr, pp. 48-49
                                  10.  ---  by Karen Wilkin, pp. 50-51
                                  11. Rolling backward by Mark Steyn, pp. 52-57
                                  12. Faking it by James Bowman, pp. 58-64
                                  13. [+]
                                    The return of Emile Zola by Daniel J. Silver, pp. 65-68 - 1 Review
                                    1. Zola: A Life by Frederick Brown
                                  14. [+]
                                    Friends & founders by Harvey C. Mansfield, Jr., pp. 69-71 - 1 Review
                                    1. The Republic of Letters by James Morton Smith, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison, ...
                                  15. [+]
                                    Harry, Teddy & Whit by Terry Teachout, pp. 72-74 - 1 Review
                                    1. Harry and Teddy by Thomas Griffith
                                  16. [+]
                                    The poem as prayer by Paul Dean, pp. 75-78 - 1 Review
                                    1. "This Book of Starres" by James Boyd White
                                  17. [+]
                                    Review A Dead Man in Deptford, by Anthony Burgess by Donald Lyons, p. 79 - 1 Review
                                    1. A Dead Man in Deptford by Anthony Burgess
                                  18. [+]
                                    Review Quarterly Review of Literature, by Theodore We... by Robert Richman, pp. 80-86 - 1 Review
                                    1. Quarterly Review of Literature by Theodore Weiss and Renee Weiss
                                6. [+]
                                  June 1995 Issue = 25 Articles
                                  1. Notes & Comments, pp. 1-3
                                  2. The BBC & other losses by Hilton Kramer, pp. 4-7
                                  3. What's left of Descartes? by Roger Kimball, pp. 8-14
                                  4. Gottlieb's "Pictographs" by Karen Wilkin, pp. 15-20
                                  5. The other other Frost by William Logan, pp. 21-34
                                  6. New poems by Richard Tillinghast, pp. 35-36
                                  7. On an anniversary by Donald Justice, p. 37
                                  8. Near-dweller by John Clarke, p. 38
                                  9. Life everlasting by Elizabeth Spires, pp. 39-42
                                  10. Letter from Paris by Stephen Sartarelli, pp. 43-46
                                  11. Art by Mario Naves, pp. 47-48
                                  12. Exhibition notes by Roger Kimball, p. 49
                                  13.  ---  by Hilton Kramer, pp. 50-51
                                  14. Dance by Laura Jacobs, pp. 52-55
                                  15. Theater by Mark Steyn, pp. 56-61
                                  16. The media by James Bowman, pp. 62-67
                                  17. [+]
                                    Turning inward into poetry by John Haines, pp. 68-71 - 1 Review
                                    1. Postmodern American Poetry by Paul Hoover
                                  18. [+]
                                    The rebel George Eliot by Alan Rutenberg, pp. 72-74 - 1 Review
                                    1. George Eliot: Voice of a Century by Frederick R. Karl
                                  19. [+]
                                    The yeoman's tale by Francis Morrone, pp. 75-77 - 1 Review
                                    1. Olmsted's America by Lee Hall
                                  20. [+]
                                    Against anti-science by Paul R. Gross, pp. 78-80 - 1 Review
                                    1. Einstein, History, and Other Passions by Gerald Holton
                                  21. [+]
                                    Autumn epitaph by Thomas Mallon, pp. 81-84 - 1 Review
                                    1. Louis MacNeice: A Biography by Jon Stallworthy
                                  22. [+]
                                    Review "General Grant", by Matthew Arnold and John Y.... by James W. Tuttleton, p. 85 - 1 Review
                                    1. "General Grant" by Matthew Arnold and John Y. Simon
                                  23. [+]
                                    Review Vice Versa, by Marjorie Garber by Terry Teachout, pp. 86-87 - 1 Review
                                    1. Vice Versa by Marjorie Garber
                                  24. Notebook by John Silber, pp. 88-90
                                  25. Index, pp. 91-102
                                7. [+]
                                  September 1995 Issue = 18 Articles
                                  1. Notes & Comments, pp. 1-3
                                  2. Mondrian & mysticism by Hilton Kramer, pp. 4-14
                                  3. Jane Austen for the Nineties by Brooke Allen, pp. 15-22
                                  4. Brancusi in Paris by Karen Wilkin, pp. 23-28
                                  5. Saul Bellow's Broadway by Cynthia Ozick, pp. 29-36
                                  6. New poems by Louis Simpson, pp. 37-38
                                  7. Fisher Beach by Elizabeth Spires, pp. 39-40
                                  8. Reading before we read, Horoscope and Weather by Wyatt Prunty, p. 41
                                  9. Summer roundup by Mark Steyn, pp. 42-47
                                  10. Florine Stettheimer at the Whitney by Mario Naves, pp. 48-51
                                  11. Jascha Heifetz by Tim Page, pp. 52-56
                                  12. Bob Dole's Hollywood, Disney's ABC by James Bowman, pp. 57-61
                                  13. [+]
                                    The last swinger by James Wolcott, pp. 62-66 - 1 Review
                                    1. Sabbath's Theater by Philip Roth
                                  14. [+]
                                    Minding the revolution by Stephen Sartarelli, pp. 67-71 - 1 Review
                                    1. Revolution of the Mind by Mark Polizzotti
                                  15. [+]
                                    War stories by Philip Terzian, pp. 72-74 - 2 Reviews
                                    1. Reporting World War II, Part One by Samuel Hynes, Anne Matthews, and Nancy Caldwell Sorel, ...
                                    2. Reporting World War II, Part Two by Samuel Hynes, Anne Matthews, and Nancy Caldwell Sorel, ...
                                  16. [+]
                                    Review As I Walked Out One Evening, by W.H. Auden and... by Roger Kimball, p. 75 - 1 Review
                                    1. As I Walked Out One Evening by W.H. Auden and Edward Mendelson
                                  17. [+]
                                    Review The Mass Ornament, by Siegfried Kracauer and T... by Donald Lyons, pp. 76-77 - 1 Review
                                    1. The Mass Ornament by Siegfried Kracauer and Thomas Y. Levin
                                  18. The Robert Hughes medicine show by Roger Kimball, pp. 78-86
                                8. [+]
                                  October 1995 Issue = 17 Articles
                                  1. Notes & Comments, pp. 1-3
                                  2. Duchamp & his legacy by Hilton Kramer, pp. 4-8
                                  3. Mr. Dennett's dangerous idea by Phillip E. Johnson, pp. 9-14
                                  4. The sensational Miss Alcott by James W. Tuttleton, pp. 15-20
                                  5. Peabody's Athenaeum by Daniel Mark Epstein, pp. 21-28
                                  6. Imperial Berlin revisited by William Jay Smith, pp. 29-33
                                  7. New poems by Frederick Morgan, pp. 34-35
                                  8. Elegy by William Logan, p. 36
                                  9. Swans by Charles Tomlinson, p. 37
                                  10. Theater by Mark Steyn, pp. 38-43
                                  11. Art by Mario Naves, pp. 44-46
                                  12. Music by John Simon, pp. 47-63
                                  13. [+]
                                    Feminist fatale by Christina Hoff Sommers, pp. 64-67 - 1 Review
                                    1. The Education of a Woman by Carolyn G. Heilbrun
                                  14. [+]
                                    Sutherland rides again by Louis Auchincloss, pp. 68-70 - 1 Review
                                    1. The Return of George Sutherland by Hadley Arkes
                                  15. [+]
                                    Kingdom & exile by Renee Winegarten, pp. 71-73 - 1 Review
                                    1. The First Man by Albert Camus and Catherine Camus
                                  16. [+]
                                    Quintessence of Quine by Jenny Teichman, pp. 74-76 - 1 Review
                                    1. From Stimulus to Science by W.V. Quine
                                  17. Edward Shils, 1910-1995 by H.R. Trevor-Roper, pp. 77-86
                                9. [+]
                                  November 1995 Issue = 14 Articles
                                  1. Notes & Comments, pp. 1-4
                                  2. Elena Tsezarevna Chukovskaya by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, pp. 5-20
                                  3. Calamities of art by Roger Kimball, pp. 21-27
                                  4. Josephine Jacobsen by Elizabeth Spires, pp. 28-33
                                  5. Four poems by Desbordes-Valmore by Louis Simpson, pp. 34-43
                                  6. "Company" & company by Mark Steyn, pp. 44-49
                                  7. Monet in Chicago by Karen Wilkin, pp. 50-53
                                  8. Exhibition notes by Mario Naves, p. 54
                                  9.  ---  by Hilton Kramer, pp. 55-56
                                  10. The race wars reconsidered by James Bowman, pp. 57-64
                                  11. [+]
                                    Demystifying Lincoln by James W. Tuttleton, pp. 65-68 - 1 Review
                                    1. Abraham Lincoln by David Herbert Donald
                                  12. [+]
                                    Davenport's Pleiad by John Herington, pp. 69-71 - 1 Review
                                    1. Seven Greeks by Guy Davenport
                                  13. [+]
                                    Algonquin to Zukofsky by Francis Morrone, pp. 72-76 - 1 Review
                                    1. The Encyclopedia of New York City by Kenneth T. Jackson
                                  14. [+]
                                    The indomitable Irishry by Richard Tillinghast, pp. 77-86 - 1 Review
                                    1. Anglo-Irish by Julian Moynahan
                                10. [+]
                                  December 1995 Issue = 17 Articles
                                  1. Notes & Comments, pp. 1-4
                                  2. Ralph Ellison by James W. Tuttleton, pp. 5-10
                                  3. Cezanne at the Grand Palais by Karen Wilkin, pp. 11-17
                                  4. What Gore Vidal remembers by John Simon, pp. 18-27
                                  5. Apollinaire's "Alcools" by Donald Lyons, pp. 28-32
                                  6. New poems by Barry Spacks, p. 33
                                  7. Mrs. Donleavey by Cynthia Zarin, p. 34
                                  8. Devon House by C. Dale Young, p. 35
                                  9. "New England" & other plays by Mark Steyn, pp. 36-41
                                  10. Prime-time television "novels" by James Bowman, pp. 42-46
                                  11. The legacy of Balanchine by Laura Jacobs, pp. 47-51
                                  12. Pollini plays Beethoven by James F. Penrose, pp. 52-55
                                  13. [+]
                                    Stanley Kunitz & others by William Logan, pp. 56-63 - 7 Reviews
                                    1. Can You Hear, Bird by John Ashbery
                                    2. Dark Fields of the Republic by Adrienne Rich
                                    3. Red Sauce, Whiskey and Snow by August Kleinzahler
                                    4. The Art of Drowning by Billy Collins
                                    5. Mother Love by Rita Dove
                                    6. Passing Through by Stanley Kunitz
                                    7. Worldling by Elizabeth Spires
                                  14. [+]
                                    Misalliance by Brooke Allen, pp. 64-68 - 2 Reviews
                                    1. Selected Correspondence of Bernard Shaw by Bernard Shaw, H.G. Wells, and J. Percy Smith
                                    2. H.G. by Michael Foot
                                  15. [+]
                                    Emperor of chemistry by Paul R. Gross, pp. 69-72 - 3 Reviews
                                    1. Linus Pauling by Ted Goertzel and Ben Goertzel
                                    2. Force of Nature by Thomas Hager
                                    3. Linus Pauling in His Own Words by Barbara Marinacci and Linus Pauling
                                  16. [+]
                                    Priestesses together by Robert Richman, pp. 73-76 - 1 Review
                                    1. Hunters and Gatherers by Francine Prose
                                  17. Seamus Heaney's "middle voice" by Richard Tillinghast, pp. 77-86
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                                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