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                                              Issues of 2002 = 10 Issues, 190 Articles
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                                                Issues of 2003 = 10 Issues, 190 Articles
                                                1. [+]
                                                  January 2003 Issue = 18 Articles
                                                  1. Notes & Comments, pp. 1-3
                                                  2. Why the West? by Roger Kimball, pp. 4-8
                                                  3. Eric Hobsbawm by David Pryce-Jones, pp. 9-13
                                                  4. The irrepressible Samuel Pepys by Brooke Allen, pp. 14-22
                                                  5. Lionel Trilling in 1968 by Jeffrey Meyers, pp. 23-28
                                                  6. A new poem by Mary Jo Salter, pp. 29-34
                                                  7. Running on empty by Mark Steyn, pp. 35-39
                                                  8. Anthony Caro by Karen Wilkin, pp. 40-45
                                                  9. Music by Jay Nordlinger, pp. 46-49
                                                  10. Concert notes by Patrick J. Smith, pp. 50-53
                                                  11. "Media bias" revisited by James Bowman, pp. 54-58
                                                  12. [+]
                                                    Who reads Mencken now? by Hilton Kramer, pp. 59-61 - 2 Reviews
                                                    1. The Skeptic by Terry Teachout
                                                    2. The World and the Parish by William M. Curtin and Willa Cather
                                                  13. [+]
                                                    The prophets today by Hadley Arkes, pp. 62-66 - 1 Review
                                                    1. The Prophets by Norman Podhoretz
                                                  14. [+]
                                                    Whispered disclosures by Eric Ormsby, pp. 67-70 - 1 Review
                                                    1. Complete Poems by Charles Baudelaire
                                                  15. [+]
                                                    Love and error by Gerald J. Russello, pp. 71-72 - 1 Review
                                                    1. Ovid: The Poet and his Work by Niklas Holzberg
                                                  16. [+]
                                                    Big science by James Franklin, pp. 73-75 - 1 Review
                                                    1. A New Kind of Science by Stephen Wolfram
                                                  17. [+]
                                                    Master taxonomist by Guy Davenport, pp. 76-77 - 1 Review
                                                    1. Linnaeus: The Compleat Naturalist by Wilfrid Blunt
                                                  18. Ivan Illich, 1926-2002 by Anthony Daniels, pp. 78-86
                                                2. [+]
                                                  February 2003 Issue = 17 Articles
                                                  1. Notes & Comments, pp. 1-3
                                                  2. Why I became a conservative by Roger Scruton, pp. 4-12
                                                  3. Aldous Huxley by John Derbyshire, pp. 13-22
                                                  4. The anatomy of murder by Theodore Dalrymple, pp. 23-29
                                                  5. A mild & harmless relativism? by Scott Campbell, pp. 30-36
                                                  6. A new poem by Daniel Mark Epstein, pp. 37-39
                                                  7. Trivial selves, big issues by Mark Steyn, pp. 40-44
                                                  8. French paintings from the Hermitage by Karen Wilkin, pp. 45-48
                                                  9. David Smith & Wolfgang Tillmans by James Panero, pp. 49-51
                                                  10. Park Avenue Cubists by Roger Kimball, pp. 52-53
                                                  11. Music by Jay Nordlinger, pp. 54-58
                                                  12. The media by James Bowman, pp. 59-63
                                                  13. [+]
                                                    The scabrous lyricism of Thomas Bernhard by Eric Ormsby, pp. 64-67 - 2 Reviews
                                                    1. Thomas Bernhard by Gitta Honegger
                                                    2. Three Novellas by Thomas Bernhard
                                                  14. [+]
                                                    Horace for our time? by D.S. Carne-Ross, pp. 68-70 - 1 Review
                                                    1. Horace: The Odes by J.D. McClatchy and Horace
                                                  15. [+]
                                                    Becoming Darwin by Paul R. Gross, pp. 71-74 - 1 Review
                                                    1. Charles Darwin: The Power of Place by E. Janet Browne
                                                  16. [+]
                                                    Beauty blasted by Alexandra Mullen, pp. 75-77 - 1 Review
                                                    1. Wilfred Owen by Dominic Hibberd
                                                  17. [+]
                                                    My Maso problem by Ben Downing, pp. 78-86 - 1 Review
                                                    1. Beauty is Convulsive by Carole Maso
                                                3. [+]
                                                  March 2003 Issue = 19 Articles
                                                  1. Notes & Comments, pp. 1-4
                                                  2. Vuillard's mysteries by Roger Kimball, pp. 5-11
                                                  3. Aboriginal "history" on film by Keith Windschuttle, pp. 12-16
                                                  4. Paul Valery by Joseph Epstein, pp. 17-25
                                                  5. Peter Taylor today by Richard Tillinghast, pp. 26-32
                                                  6. New poems by Andrew Frisardi, pp. 33-34
                                                  7. Venice by Justine Cook, p. 35
                                                  8. A tale of two Tonies by John Gross, pp. 36-38
                                                  9. On youth & sandwiches by Mark Steyn, pp. 39-43
                                                  10. "Matisse Picasso" by Karen Wilkin, pp. 44-48
                                                  11. Marsden Hartley by James Panero, pp. 49-52
                                                  12. Music by Jay Nordlinger, pp. 53-56
                                                  13. Les Troyens by James F. Penrose, pp. 57-58
                                                  14. The media by James Bowman, pp. 59-63
                                                  15. [+]
                                                    E pluribus plurimum by John Derbyshire, pp. 64-67 - 1 Review
                                                    1. Diversity: The Invention of A Concept by Peter Wood
                                                  16. [+]
                                                    The good German by Jeffrey Meyers, pp. 68-70 - 1 Review
                                                    1. Thomas Mann: Life as a Work of Art by Hermann Kurzke
                                                  17. [+]
                                                    Aspiration and reality by Paul Hollander, pp. 71-73 - 1 Review
                                                    1. The Sweetest Dream by Doris Lessing
                                                  18. [+]
                                                    Laughing matters by Kenneth Minogue, pp. 74-76 - 1 Review
                                                    1. The Mirth of Nations by Christie Davies
                                                  19. On the new library at Alexandria by Theodore Dalrymple, pp. 77-86
                                                4. [+]
                                                  April 2003 Issue = 23 Articles
                                                  1. Notes & Comments, pp. 1-3
                                                  2. Lessons from Juvenal by Roger Kimball, pp. 4-8
                                                  3. Who was Simon Raven? by Brooke Allen, pp. 9-16
                                                  4. Reflections by David Yezzi, pp. 17-21
                                                  5.  ---  by Eric Ormsby, pp. 22-27
                                                  6.  ---  by Dick Davis, pp. 28-31
                                                  7.  ---  by Adam Kirsch, pp. 32-36
                                                  8. New poems by Glyn Maxwell, pp. 37-38
                                                  9. Rogue moss by David Barber, p. 39
                                                  10. Mornings I walk past the first cemetery of Athens; Variations on an old standard by A.E. Stallings, pp. 40-41
                                                  11. Fontanelle by Ben Downing, pp. 42-43
                                                  12. Anglo-saxon attitudes by Theodore Dalrymple, pp. 44-47
                                                  13. Luck of the Irish? by Mark Steyn, pp. 48-52
                                                  14. "Manet/Velazquez" by Karen Wilkin, pp. 53-59
                                                  15. Gallery chronicle by James Panero, pp. 60-63
                                                  16. Music by Jay Nordlinger, pp. 64-67
                                                  17. Concert note by Patrick J. Smith, p. 68
                                                  18. The media by James Bowman, pp. 69-73
                                                  19. [+]
                                                    The war to begin all wars by Victor Davis Hanson, pp. 74-78 - 1 Review
                                                    1. The Peloponnesian War by Donald Kagan
                                                  20. [+]
                                                    Native fiction by Geoffrey Blainey, pp. 79-81 - 1 Review
                                                    1. The Fabrication of Aboriginal History by Keith Windschuttle
                                                  21. [+]
                                                    Prime problem by James Franklin, pp. 82-83 - 1 Review
                                                    1. Prime Obsession by John Derbyshire
                                                  22. [+]
                                                    I spy by Anthony Daniels, pp. 84-86 - 1 Review
                                                    1. The Unsleeping Eye by Robert J. Stove
                                                  23. Letters, pp. 87-94
                                                5. [+]
                                                  May 2003 Issue = 17 Articles
                                                  1. Notes & Comments, pp. 1-3
                                                  2. Chomsky's ugly return by Keith Windschuttle, pp. 4-13
                                                  3. Minimalist fantasies by Roger Kimball, pp. 14-18
                                                  4. Can Europe happen? by Leszek Kolakowski, pp. 19-27
                                                  5. Up from communism by Anthony Daniels, pp. 28-35
                                                  6. New poems by Sarah Ruden, pp. 36-38
                                                  7. Gurney on a gurney by Mark Steyn, pp. 39-43
                                                  8. Elie Nadelman & Nell Blaine by James Panero, pp. 44-47
                                                  9. Titian in London by Mario Naves, pp. 48-49
                                                  10. New York chronicle by Jay Nordlinger, pp. 50-54
                                                  11. The vocal recital today by Patrick J. Smith, pp. 55-57
                                                  12. Superior to the truth by James Bowman, pp. 58-62
                                                  13. [+]
                                                    A safe preserve for sport by Max Watman, pp. 63-69 - 5 Reviews
                                                    1. The Interpreter by Suki Kim
                                                    2. Cosmopolis by Don DeLillo
                                                    3. The Time of Our Singing by Richard Powers
                                                    4. The Commissariat of Enlightenment by Ken Kalfus
                                                    5. The Hazards of Good Breeding by Jessica Shattuck
                                                  14. [+]
                                                    Remembering the Gulag by Hilton Kramer, pp. 70-72 - 1 Review
                                                    1. Gulag: A History by Anne Applebaum
                                                  15. [+]
                                                    The apple in our eye by John Derbyshire, pp. 73-75 - 1 Review
                                                    1. Newton: The Making of Genius by Patricia Fara
                                                  16. [+]
                                                    Dark comedy by Donald Lyons, pp. 76-77 - 2 Reviews
                                                    1. Euripides, Vol 5 by David Kovacs and Euripides
                                                    2. Euripides, Vol 6 by David Kovacs and Euripides
                                                  17. [+]
                                                    From little acorns by John Simon, pp. 78-86 - 1 Review
                                                    1. Life, Sex, and Ideas by A.C. Grayling
                                                6. [+]
                                                  June 2003 Issue = 21 Articles
                                                  1. Notes & Comments, pp. 1-3
                                                  2. "Christophobia" and the West by Kenneth Minogue, pp. 4-13
                                                  3. Malcolm Muggeridge's journey by Roger Kimball, pp. 14-19
                                                  4. American empire by Paul Johnson, pp. 20-25
                                                  5. Theodore Dreiser in 1925 by Jeffrey Hart, pp. 26-31
                                                  6. A new poem by Geoffrey Hill, pp. 32-34
                                                  7. The elusive truth by John Gross, pp. 35-37
                                                  8. A Rose is a rose... by Mark Steyn, pp. 38-42
                                                  9. Mark Morris at BAM by Laura Jacobs, pp. 43-48
                                                  10. Anywhere in between by Karen Wilkin, pp. 49-54
                                                  11. Gallery chronicle by James Panero, pp. 55-57
                                                  12. Salzburg chronicle by Jay Nordlinger, pp. 58-62
                                                  13. The media by James Bowman, pp. 63-67
                                                  14. [+]
                                                    Satanic mills by William Logan, pp. 68-75 - 6 Reviews
                                                    1. The Unswept Room by Sharon Olds
                                                    2. Jelly Roll: A Blues by Kevin Young
                                                    3. At the Palace of Jove by Karl Kirchwey
                                                    4. Poems the Size of Photographs by Les Murray
                                                    5. Springing by Marie Ponsot
                                                    6. Middle Earth by Henri Cole
                                                  15. [+]
                                                    A nose for the bogus by Brooke Allen, pp. 76-79 - 1 Review
                                                    1. As of This Writing by Clive James
                                                  16. [+]
                                                    "I will be a hero" by Robert Messenger, pp. 80-81 - 1 Review
                                                    1. Nelson: Love and Fame by Edgar Vincent
                                                  17. [+]
                                                    Uncommon pilgrims by Mary Ellen Bork, pp. 82-83 - 1 Review
                                                    1. The Life You Save May Be Your Own by Paul Elie
                                                  18. [+]
                                                    Hail, Muse! Etc. by Paul Dean, pp. 84-86 - 1 Review
                                                    1. Byron: Life and Legend by Fiona MacCarthy
                                                  19. [+]
                                                    Shorter notice by David Propson, pp. 87-88 - 1 Review
                                                    1. The Book Against God by James Wood
                                                  20. Letters, pp. 89-90
                                                  21. Index, pp. 91-102
                                                7. [+]
                                                  September 2003 Issue = 17 Articles
                                                  1. Notes & Comments, pp. 1-3
                                                  2. Lengthened shadows, I by Keith Windschuttle, pp. 4-15
                                                  3. Rereading John Buchan by Roger Kimball, pp. 16-23
                                                  4. Is Max Beckmann likeable? by Karen Wilkin, pp. 24-29
                                                  5. Remembering the Schulmeister by Eric Ormsby, pp. 30-36
                                                  6. A new poem by Leslie Norris, pp. 37-39
                                                  7. Henry in Baghdad by Mark Steyn, pp. 40-44
                                                  8. The Whitney's effect by James Panero, pp. 45-47
                                                  9. Music by Jay Nordlinger, pp. 48-52
                                                  10. The media by James Bowman, pp. 53-57
                                                  11. [+]
                                                    S.O.B. story by James Wolcott, pp. 58-64 - 1 Review
                                                    1. The Art of Burning Bridges by Geoffrey Wolff
                                                  12. [+]
                                                    His father's son by Anthony Daniels, pp. 65-67 - 1 Review
                                                    1. In Praise of Nepotism by Adam Bellow
                                                  13. [+]
                                                    Too many universes by James Franklin, pp. 68-69 - 1 Review
                                                    1. Are Universes Thicker Than Blackberries? by Martin Gardner
                                                  14. [+]
                                                    No laughing matter by Digby Anderson, pp. 70-71 - 1 Review
                                                    1. The Morality of Laughter by Francis H. Buckley
                                                  15. [+]
                                                    Spreading the big lie by Mark Bauerlein, pp. 72-74 - 1 Review
                                                    1. The Language Police by Diane Ravitch
                                                  16. [+]
                                                    Stanford education by R.J. Stove, pp. 75-76 - 1 Review
                                                    1. Charles Villiers Stanford by Paul J. Rodmell
                                                  17. Priez pour lui by Theodore Dalrymple, pp. 77-86
                                                8. [+]
                                                  October 2003 Issue = 19 Articles
                                                  1. Notes & Comments, pp. 1-3
                                                  2. Lengthened Shadows, II by Hilton Kramer, pp. 4-11
                                                  3. France's anti-Americanism by Jean-Francois Revel, pp. 12-19
                                                  4. Stefan George by John Simon, pp. 20-26
                                                  5. Orwell on writing by Jeffrey Meyers, pp. 27-33
                                                  6. New poems by Debora Greger, pp. 34-37
                                                  7. The work of the sun by Charles Edward Eaton, p. 38
                                                  8. Letter from Cambodia by Anthony Daniels, pp. 39-41
                                                  9. Trumbos play the big parade by Mark Steyn, pp. 42-46
                                                  10. Stankiewiecz & Kelly by James Panero, pp. 47-50
                                                  11. Salzburg chronicle by Jay Nordlinger, pp. 51-55
                                                  12. The media by James Bowman, pp. 56-60
                                                  13. [+]
                                                    His secret life by F.H. Buckley, pp. 61-64 - 2 Reviews
                                                    1. The Thurber Letters by Harrison Kinney and James Thurber
                                                    2. Thurber Country by James Thurber
                                                  14. [+]
                                                    The best Good Book by Paul Dean, pp. 65-66 - 1 Review
                                                    1. God's Secretaries by Adam Nicolson
                                                  15. [+]
                                                    A return to BEA by Brooke Allen, pp. 67-69 - 1 Review
                                                    1. Elspeth Huxley by C.S. Nicholls
                                                  16. Two visions of paradise by Renee Winegarten, pp. 70-72
                                                  17. [+]
                                                    Literary leftovers by Stephen Schwartz, pp. 73-74 - 1 Review
                                                    1. Exiles from a Future Time by Alan M. Wald
                                                  18. [+]
                                                    Settling the score by David R. Slavitt, pp. 75-77 - 1 Review
                                                    1. Do I Owe You Something? by Michael Mewshaw
                                                  19. The victory of Posidippus by James Gardner, pp. 78-86
                                                9. [+]
                                                  November 2003 Issue = 17 Articles
                                                  1. Notes & Comments, pp. 1-3
                                                  2. Lengthenend shadows, III by Frederick W. Kagan, pp. 4-16
                                                  3. Friends of humanity? by Roger Kimball, pp. 17-22
                                                  4. The legacy of Carl Jung by Anthony Daniels, pp. 23-29
                                                  5. The ironies of D.J. Enright by Paul Dean, pp. 30-34
                                                  6. New poems by James Aitchison, pp. 35-36
                                                  7. Forest Sculpture by Colette Inez, p. 37
                                                  8. Recent evasive events by Mark Steyn, pp. 38-42
                                                  9. El Greco at the Met by Karen Wilkin, pp. 43-48
                                                  10. New York chronicle by Jay Nordlinger, pp. 49-53
                                                  11. The culture of mistrust by James Bowman, pp. 54-58
                                                  12. [+]
                                                    Tickling your catastrophe by Max Watman, pp. 59-66 - 5 Reviews
                                                    1. Yellow Dog by Martin Amis
                                                    2. And Now You Can Go by Vendela Vida
                                                    3. The Effect of Living Backwards by Heidi Julavits
                                                    4. The Furies by Fernanda Eberstadt
                                                    5. The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem
                                                  13. [+]
                                                    The art of art history by Michael J. Lewis, pp. 67-69 - 1 Review
                                                    1. Art: A New History by Paul Johnson
                                                  14. [+]
                                                    Reasonable science by James Franklin, pp. 70-72 - 1 Review
                                                    1. Defending Science---Within Reason by Susan Haack
                                                  15. [+]
                                                    Hope without feathers by Tess Lewis, pp. 73-75 - 1 Review
                                                    1. The Noonday Cemetery and Other Stories by Gustaw Herling
                                                  16. [+]
                                                    Cultural horticulture by Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, pp. 76-77 - 1 Review
                                                    1. The Gardener's Year by Karel Capek
                                                  17. Homer & the power of men that have chests by Christopher B. Nelson, pp. 78-86
                                                10. [+]
                                                  December 2003 Issue = 22 Articles
                                                  1. Notes & Comments, pp. 1-3
                                                  2. Lengthened shadows, IV by Michael J. Lewis, pp. 4-16
                                                  3. A conversation on art by William Bailey and Mark Strand, pp. 17-22
                                                  4. In the kitchen of art by Marco Grassi, pp. 23-27
                                                  5. The rape of the masters by Roger Kimball, pp. 28-32
                                                  6. What is strange about the Dahesh Museum? by James Panero, pp. 33-36
                                                  7. Romanticism at the Met by Karen Wilkin, pp. 37-42
                                                  8. Degas's sculpture by Jeffrey Meyers, pp. 43-46
                                                  9. New realities for the art museum by Kenneth Wayne, pp. 47-50
                                                  10. New poems by Eric Ormsby, pp. 51-53
                                                  11. London journal by John Gross, pp. 54-56
                                                  12. Letter from Paris by Daniel Mark Epstein, pp. 57-62
                                                  13. Theater by Mark Steyn, pp. 63-67
                                                  14. Art by Hilton Kramer, pp. 68-69
                                                  15. Exhibition note by Eric Gibson, pp. 70-72
                                                  16. Music by Jay Nordlinger, pp. 73-76
                                                  17. AStart the revolution without them by David Mermelstein, pp. 77-79
                                                  18. The media by James Bowman, pp. 80-84
                                                  19. [+]
                                                    Out on the lawn by William Logan, pp. 85-92 - 6 Reviews
                                                    1. Nine Horses by Billy Collins
                                                    2. Departure by Rosanna Warren
                                                    3. The Selected Poems of Howard Nemerov by Daniel Anderson and Howard Nemerov
                                                    4. The Perishing by Sherod Santos
                                                    5. Blue Hour by Carolyn Forche
                                                    6. The Love Bomb by James Fenton
                                                  20. [+]
                                                    John Clare: freedom & enclosure by Paul Dean, pp. 93-98 - 2 Reviews
                                                    1. "I Am": The Selected Poetry of John Clare by Jonathan Bate and John Clare
                                                    2. John Clare: A Biography by Jonathan Bate
                                                  21. [+]
                                                    Delusion & inhumanity by David Pryce-Jones, pp. 99-100 - 1 Review
                                                    1. Apostles and Agitators by Richard Drake
                                                  22. [+]
                                                    Leap of faith by Marc Arkin, pp. 101-110 - 1 Review
                                                    1. A Leap in the Dark by John E. Ferling
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                                                Issues of 2004 = 10 Issues, 204 Articles
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                                                  Issues of 2005 = 3 Issues, 62 Articles