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                                                                                                              Issues of Jan.-Mar. 1981 = 11 Issues, 170 Articles
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                                                                                                                January 5, 1981 Issue = 16 Articles
                                                                                                                1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 23-27
                                                                                                                2. "Near the Flatlands" by David Updike, pp. 28-29
                                                                                                                3. "The Hotel Normandie Pool" by Derek Walcott, pp. 30-31
                                                                                                                4. "Smart" by Mary Robison, pp. 32-35
                                                                                                                5. "Winter View of New Haven" by F.D. Reeve, pp. 36-40
                                                                                                                6. Profiles (Citibank) by John Brooks, pp. 41-61
                                                                                                                7. The Theatre (Off Broadway) by Edith Oliver, pp. 62-63
                                                                                                                8. Musical Events by Andrew Porter, pp. 64-66
                                                                                                                9. The Art World by Calvin Tomkins, pp. 67-68
                                                                                                                10. Around City Hall by Andy Logan, pp. 69-79
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                                                                                                                  The Current Cinema by Pauline Kael, pp. 80-85 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. Popeye (1980 Film) by Robert Altman
                                                                                                                  2. Flash Gordon (1980 Film) by Mike Hodges
                                                                                                                12. [+]
                                                                                                                  Making the Jump by Whitney Balliett, pp. 86-88 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty by Eudora Welty
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                                                                                                                  Briefly Noted, p. 89 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. The Grandmother by Georges Simenon
                                                                                                                14. [+]
                                                                                                                  General The Alcotts: Biography of a Family, by Madelon..., pp. 89-90 - 5 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. The Alcotts: Biography of a Family by Madelon Bedell
                                                                                                                  2. Off the Record by Harry S. Truman and Robert H. Ferrell
                                                                                                                  3. Puritans and Adventurers by T.H. Breen
                                                                                                                  4. The Days of the French Revolution by Christopher Hibbert
                                                                                                                  5. An Uneasy Victorian by Ann Monsarrat
                                                                                                                15. [+]
                                                                                                                  Mystery and Crime The Oxford Gambit, by Joseph Hone, pp. 91-94 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. The Oxford Gambit by Joseph Hone
                                                                                                                16. Cover by George Booth
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                                                                                                                January 12, 1981 Issue = 15 Articles
                                                                                                                1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 27-31
                                                                                                                2. "Fashion" by Natacha Stewart, pp. 32-34
                                                                                                                3. "Rumor" by James Robison, p. 35
                                                                                                                4. "Bar Giamaica, 1959-60" by Charles Wright, pp. 36-39
                                                                                                                5. "Camouflage" by Amy Clampitt, pp. 40-42
                                                                                                                6. A Reporter at Large (Safari) by Peter Matthiessen, pp. 43-80
                                                                                                                7. The Theatre (Off Broadway) by Edith Oliver, p. 81
                                                                                                                8. "Glacier" by Jared Carter, p. 82
                                                                                                                9. The Art World by Calvin Tomkins, pp. 83-85
                                                                                                                10. U.S. Journal: Natchitoches, La. by Calvin Trillin, pp. 86-91
                                                                                                                11. Musical Events by Nicholas Kenyon, pp. 92-96
                                                                                                                12. [+]
                                                                                                                  A Secular Faith by Naomi Bliven, pp. 97-100 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. Fire in the Minds of Men by James H. Billington
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                                                                                                                  Briefly Noted, p. 101 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. Clear Light of Day by Anita Desai
                                                                                                                14. [+]
                                                                                                                  General The Ways of a Judge, by Frank M. Coffin, pp. 101-104 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. The Ways of a Judge by Frank M. Coffin
                                                                                                                  2. The Old Revolutionaries by Pauline Maier
                                                                                                                  3. The Pope, His Banker, and Venice by Felix Gilbert
                                                                                                                  4. The Unicorn by Nancy Hathaway
                                                                                                                15. Cover by Eugene Mihaesco
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                                                                                                                January 26, 1981 Issue = 16 Articles
                                                                                                                1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 25-30
                                                                                                                2. "The Emperor" by Donald Barthelme, p. 31
                                                                                                                3. "Mr. Ray" by James Wilcox, pp. 32-38
                                                                                                                4. "Four Poems" by Philip Levine, p. 39
                                                                                                                5. Profiles (Teresa Stratas) by Winthrop Sargeant, pp. 40-60
                                                                                                                6. The Theatre by Brendan Gill, p. 61
                                                                                                                7. Off Broadway by Edith Oliver, pp. 62-66
                                                                                                                8. A Wartime Childhood (Part II) by Anthony Bailey, pp. 67-99
                                                                                                                9. Dancing by Arlene Croce, pp. 100-101
                                                                                                                10. Musical Events by Nicholas Kenyon, pp. 102-104
                                                                                                                11. "Rowing Across the Dark" by Franz Douskey, p. 105
                                                                                                                12. [+]
                                                                                                                  The Latin-American Lottery by Alastair Reid, pp. 106-110 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
                                                                                                                  2. The Ex-Magician and Other Stories by Murilo Rubiao
                                                                                                                13. [+]
                                                                                                                  Briefly Noted, p. 111 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. Rhine Journey by Ann Schlee
                                                                                                                14. [+]
                                                                                                                  General Leonardo the Scientist, by Carlo Zammattio, Au..., pp. 112-114 - 7 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. Leonardo the Scientist by Carlo Zammattio, Augusto Marinoni, and Anna Maria Brizio, ...
                                                                                                                  2. The Antiquers by Elizabeth Stillinger
                                                                                                                  3. John Marshall: Defender of the Constitution by Francis N. Stites
                                                                                                                  4. The Find of a Lifetime by Sylvia L. Horwitz
                                                                                                                  5. In the Eye of the Typhoon by Ruth Earnshaw Lo and Katharine S. Kinderman
                                                                                                                  6. William Wordsworth by Hunter Davies
                                                                                                                  7. The Letters of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester by Jeremy Treglown and John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, ...
                                                                                                                15. [+]
                                                                                                                  Mystery and Crime The Gospel Lamb, by Jack S. Scott, pp. 115-118 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. The Gospel Lamb by Jack S. Scott
                                                                                                                16. Cover by Charles E. Martin
                                                                                                              4. [+]
                                                                                                                February 2, 1981 Issue = 16 Articles
                                                                                                                1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 27-31
                                                                                                                2. "The Return" by Edna O'Brien, pp. 32-35
                                                                                                                3. "Clearing the Title" by James Merrill, pp. 36-37
                                                                                                                4. "Smart Money" by Philip Roth, pp. 38-61
                                                                                                                5. The Theatre by Brendan Gill, p. 62
                                                                                                                6. Off Broadway by Edith Oliver, pp. 62-64
                                                                                                                7. U.S. Journal: Savannah, Ga. by Calvin Trillin, pp. 65-71
                                                                                                                8. "Salvage" by Amy Clampitt, p. 72
                                                                                                                9. Musical Events by Nicholas Kenyon, pp. 73-77
                                                                                                                10. Around City Hall by Andy Logan, pp. 78-87
                                                                                                                11. [+]
                                                                                                                  The Current Cinema by Pauline Kael, pp. 88-95 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. Tess (1979 Film) by Roman Polanski
                                                                                                                  2. Kagemusha (1980 Film) by Akira Kurosawa
                                                                                                                12. [+]
                                                                                                                  Dynasts by Naomi Bliven, pp. 96-99 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. Napoleon III and Eugenie by Jasper Ridley
                                                                                                                13. [+]
                                                                                                                  Briefly Noted, p. 100 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. Tsotsi by Athol Fugard
                                                                                                                14. [+]
                                                                                                                  General A Little Order, by Evelyn Waugh and Donat Gall..., pp. 100-101 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. A Little Order by Evelyn Waugh and Donat Gallagher
                                                                                                                  2. P.T. Barnum Presents Jenny Lind by W. Porter Ware and Thaddeus C. Lockard, Jr.
                                                                                                                  3. Louis D. Brandeis and the Progressive Tradition by Melvin I. Urofsky
                                                                                                                  4. Class by Arthur Marwick
                                                                                                                15. [+]
                                                                                                                  Mystery and Crime The Body Vanishes, by Yves Jacquemard and Jean..., pp. 102-104 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. The Body Vanishes by Yves Jacquemard and Jean-Michel Senecal
                                                                                                                16. Cover by Robert Tallon
                                                                                                              5. [+]
                                                                                                                February 9, 1981 Issue = 14 Articles
                                                                                                                1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 27-32
                                                                                                                2. "French Crenellation" by Mavis Gallant, p. 33
                                                                                                                3. "Nancy Culpepper" by Bobbie Ann Mason, pp. 34-35
                                                                                                                4. "The Christmas Cactus" by L.M. Rosenberg, pp. 36-39
                                                                                                                5. "February" by Charles Simic, pp. 40-42
                                                                                                                6. A Reporter at Large (The Space Shuttle---Part I) by Henry S.F. Cooper, Jr., pp. 43-105
                                                                                                                7. The Theatre by Brendan Gill, p. 106
                                                                                                                8. Off Broadway by Edith Oliver, pp. 106-108
                                                                                                                9. Dancing by Arlene Croce, pp. 109-111
                                                                                                                10. "The Track" by Nicholas Christopher, pp. 112-114
                                                                                                                11. [+]
                                                                                                                  Where Burning Sappho Loved and Sung by George Steiner, pp. 115-117 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. The Victorians and Ancient Greece by Richard Jenkyns
                                                                                                                12. [+]
                                                                                                                  Briefly Noted, p. 118 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. Company by Samuel Beckett
                                                                                                                13. [+]
                                                                                                                  General The Letters of Virginia Woolf, Vol. VI: 1936-1..., pp. 118-126 - 6 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. The Letters of Virginia Woolf, Vol. VI: 1936-1941 by Nigel Nicolson, Joanne Trautmann, and Virginia Woolf, ...
                                                                                                                  2. Towards the Mountain by Alan Paton
                                                                                                                  3. The End of Order: Versailles, 1919 by Charles L. Mee, Jr.
                                                                                                                  4. Dion Boucicault by Richard Fawkes
                                                                                                                  5. Personal Impressions by Isaiah Berlin and Henry Hardy
                                                                                                                  6. Man: The Promising Primate by Peter J. Wilson
                                                                                                                14. Cover by Arthur Getz
                                                                                                              6. [+]
                                                                                                                February 16, 1981 Issue = 13 Articles
                                                                                                                1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 31-35
                                                                                                                2. "Running Dreams" by Ann Beattie, pp. 36-37
                                                                                                                3. "Over the Phone" by Mekeel McBride, pp. 38-41
                                                                                                                4. "A Correspondence Course" by Nadine Gordimer, pp. 42-43
                                                                                                                5. "Between Two Tracks" by Ralph Angel, pp. 44-48
                                                                                                                6. Our Country Correspondents (A Painting) by James Stevenson, pp. 49-58
                                                                                                                7. The Theatre by Brendan Gill, p. 59
                                                                                                                8. Off Broadway by Edith Oliver, pp. 59-64
                                                                                                                9. A Reporter at Large (The Space Shuttle---Part II) by Henry S.F. Cooper, Jr., pp. 65-113
                                                                                                                10. [+]
                                                                                                                  The Current Cinema by Pauline Kael, pp. 114-123 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. Napoleon (1927 Film) by Abel Gance
                                                                                                                11. Musical Events by Nicholas Kenyon, pp. 124-129
                                                                                                                12. [+]
                                                                                                                  Hide-and-Seek by Whitney Balliett, pp. 130-136 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. Ways of Escape by Graham Greene
                                                                                                                13. Cover by Charles Adams
                                                                                                              7. [+]
                                                                                                                February 23, 1981 Issue = 17 Articles
                                                                                                                1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 27-31
                                                                                                                2. "Threnody for Thirty Thousand Butlers" by H.F. Ellis, pp. 32-33
                                                                                                                3. "Six Hours" by Saul Steinberg, pp. 34-35
                                                                                                                4. "In Jewel" by Mary Robison, pp. 36-37
                                                                                                                5. "Portrait of the Admiral" by Lou Myers, pp. 38-39
                                                                                                                6. "Going West" by Robert Penn Warren, pp. 40-43
                                                                                                                7. A Reporter at Large (Small-Scale Hydroelectric Power) by John McPhee, pp. 44-45
                                                                                                                8. "The Pursuit of Happiness" by John Ashbery, pp. 46-87
                                                                                                                9. The Theatre (Off Broadway) by Edith Oliver, pp. 88-89
                                                                                                                10. Jazz by Whitney Balliett, pp. 90-100
                                                                                                                11. [+]
                                                                                                                  The Current Cinema by Pauline Kael, pp. 101-105 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. Fort Apache, the Bronx (1981 Film) by Daniel Petrie
                                                                                                                12. Dancing by Arlene Croce, pp. 106-112
                                                                                                                13. Musical Events by Nicholas Kenyon, pp. 113-119
                                                                                                                14. [+]
                                                                                                                  Fiabe Italiane by John Updike, pp. 120-125 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. Italian Folktales by Italo Calvino
                                                                                                                15. [+]
                                                                                                                  Briefly Noted, p. 126 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. The Idol Hunter by Barry Unsworth
                                                                                                                16. [+]
                                                                                                                  General The Wanton Chase, by Peter Quennell, pp. 126-132 - 6 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. The Wanton Chase by Peter Quennell
                                                                                                                  2. The Noblest Roman: Marcus Brutus and His Reputation by M.L. Clarke
                                                                                                                  3. Native Realm by Czeslaw Milosz
                                                                                                                  4. Henry James: Letters, Vol. III: 1883-1895 by Leon Edel and Henry James
                                                                                                                  5. The Illustrations of William Makepeace Thackeray by John Buchanan-Brown and William Makepeace Thackeray, ...
                                                                                                                  6. Game and the English Landscape by Anthony Vandervell and Charles Coles
                                                                                                                17. Cover by Rea Irvin
                                                                                                              8. [+]
                                                                                                                March 2, 1981 Issue = 15 Articles
                                                                                                                1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 27-33
                                                                                                                2. "Break" by Penelope Gilliatt, pp. 34-35
                                                                                                                3. "Bernie's Quick-Shave (1968)" by Sydney Lea, pp. 36-38
                                                                                                                4. "The Most Extraordinary Ways" by Katharine Andres, pp. 39-41
                                                                                                                5. "A Clock" by Elder Olson, pp. 42-44
                                                                                                                6. A Reporter at Large (Steelhead) by Bill Barich, pp. 45-61
                                                                                                                7. The Theatre (Off Broadway) by Edith Oliver, pp. 62-66
                                                                                                                8. [+]
                                                                                                                  Onward and Upward with the Arts by Hans Koning, pp. 67-83 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica
                                                                                                                9. Popular Records by Douglas Watt, pp. 84-88
                                                                                                                10. The Art World by Calvin Tomkins, pp. 89-107
                                                                                                                11. Musical Events by Nicholas Kenyon, pp. 108-115
                                                                                                                12. [+]
                                                                                                                  Escape from England by V.S. Pritchett, pp. 116-123 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. Abroad: British Literary Travelling Between the Wars by Paul Fussell
                                                                                                                13. [+]
                                                                                                                  Briefly Noted, pp. 124-126 - 5 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. Henry Adams and the American Experiment by David R. Contosta
                                                                                                                  2. The Rise of the Anglo-German Antagonism, 1860-1914 by Paul M. Kennedy
                                                                                                                  3. Sir Joseph Banks by Charles Lyte
                                                                                                                  4. The Golden Calm by M.M. Kaye and Emily Lady Clive Bayley
                                                                                                                  5. Puccini by Howard Greenfeld
                                                                                                                14. [+]
                                                                                                                  Mystery and Crime Murder Mystery, by Gene Thompson, pp. 127-130 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. Murder Mystery by Gene Thompson
                                                                                                                15. Cover by Charles E. Martin
                                                                                                              9. [+]
                                                                                                                March 16, 1981 Issue = 17 Articles
                                                                                                                1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 33-38
                                                                                                                2. "A Painful Affair" by Mavis Gallant, pp. 39-41
                                                                                                                3. "The Prodigal Son" by Lois Moyles, pp. 42-43
                                                                                                                4. "To See You Again" by Alice Adams, pp. 44-45
                                                                                                                5. "Murmur" by Anthony Hecht, pp. 46-48
                                                                                                                6. Profiles (Mel Torme) by Whitney Balliett, pp. 49-60
                                                                                                                7. The Theatre by Brendan Gill, p. 61
                                                                                                                8. Off Broadway by Edith Oliver, pp. 62-65
                                                                                                                9. "The Bat" by Ellen Bryant Voigt, pp. 66-70
                                                                                                                10. Musical Events by Nicholas Kenyon, pp. 71-83
                                                                                                                11. A Reporter at Large (Reagan Administration) by Elizabeth Drew, pp. 84-101
                                                                                                                12. "Uncles" by Thomas Glynn, pp. 102-107
                                                                                                                13. [+]
                                                                                                                  Understanding Ashbery by Helen Vendler, pp. 108-135 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. As We Know by John Ashbery
                                                                                                                14. [+]
                                                                                                                  Briefly Noted, pp. 136-138 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. Fable by Robert Pinget
                                                                                                                15. [+]
                                                                                                                  General A President in Love, by Edwin Tribble, Woodrow..., pp. 139-140 - 5 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. A President in Love by Edwin Tribble, Woodrow Wilson, and Edith Bolling Galt, ...
                                                                                                                  2. Never at Rest by Richard S. Westfall
                                                                                                                  3. The Strange Destiny of Rupert Brooke by John Lehmann
                                                                                                                  4. Populism by Margaret Canovan
                                                                                                                  5. Aubrey Beardsley: An Account of His Life by Miriam J. Benkovitz
                                                                                                                16. [+]
                                                                                                                  Mystery and Crime The Mordida Man, by Ross Thomas, pp. 141-144 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. The Mordida Man by Ross Thomas
                                                                                                                  2. The Rat on Fire by George V. Higgins
                                                                                                                17. Cover by Gretchen Dow Simpson
                                                                                                              10. [+]
                                                                                                                March 23, 1981 Issue = 15 Articles
                                                                                                                1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 27-31
                                                                                                                2. "The Swiss Army Fork" by Bruce McCall, pp. 32-33
                                                                                                                3. "A House Abroad" by W.S. Merwin, pp. 34-35
                                                                                                                4. "Listening by a Woodpile, Night of Moon After Snow" by Brendan Galvin, pp. 36-40
                                                                                                                5. "Rain on 67th" by Jane Mayhall, p. 41
                                                                                                                6. A Reporter at Large (Antarctica) by Katherine Bouton, pp. 42-123
                                                                                                                7. The Theatre (Off Broadway) by Edith Oliver, pp. 124-126
                                                                                                                8. "The Unbelievers" by Carolyn Kizer, p. 127
                                                                                                                9. Musical Events by Nicholas Kenyon, pp. 128-131
                                                                                                                10. Dancing by Arlene Croce, pp. 132-135
                                                                                                                11. [+]
                                                                                                                  The Current Cinema by Pauline Kael, pp. 136-147 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. La Cage Aux Folles II (1981 Film) by Edouard Molinaro
                                                                                                                  2. The Dogs of War (1981 Film) by John Irvin
                                                                                                                  3. Eyewitness (1981 Film) by Peter Yates
                                                                                                                12. [+]
                                                                                                                  Worlds and Worlds by John Updike, pp. 148-156 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. Nuns and Soldiers by Iris Murdoch
                                                                                                                  2. Other People's Worlds by William Trevor
                                                                                                                13. [+]
                                                                                                                  Briefly Noted, p. 157 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson
                                                                                                                  2. Tickets by Richard P. Brickner
                                                                                                                  3. Sanctuary: The Original Text by William Faulkner and Noel Polk
                                                                                                                14. [+]
                                                                                                                  General Vile Florentines, by Timothy Holme, pp. 157-162 - 5 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. Vile Florentines by Timothy Holme
                                                                                                                  2. The Last Days of Patton by Farago Ladislas
                                                                                                                  3. The Life of John O'Hara by Frank MacShane
                                                                                                                  4. Gulbadan by Rumer Godden
                                                                                                                  5. Jacques-Louis David by Anita Brookner
                                                                                                                15. Cover by James Stevenson
                                                                                                              11. [+]
                                                                                                                March 30, 1981 Issue = 16 Articles
                                                                                                                1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 29-33
                                                                                                                2. "Prue" by Alice Munro, pp. 34-35
                                                                                                                3. "...From Our Spring Catalogue" by Jack Ziegler, p. 36
                                                                                                                4. "Second Opinion" by R.K. Narayan, pp. 37-41
                                                                                                                5. "In Umbria" by Howard Moss, pp. 42-61
                                                                                                                6. The Theatre by Brendan Gill, p. 62
                                                                                                                7. Off Broadway by Edith Oliver, pp. 62-67
                                                                                                                8. Reflections (West Germany) by William Pfaff, pp. 68-81
                                                                                                                9. Musical Events by Nicholas Kenyon, pp. 82-90
                                                                                                                10. U.S. Journal: Reedley, Calif. by Calvin Trillin, pp. 91-98
                                                                                                                11. Our Local Correspondents (Art Hodes) by Whitney Balliett, pp. 99-106
                                                                                                                12. "Drift Fence" by James Galvin, p. 107
                                                                                                                13. [+]
                                                                                                                  After the War by Naomi Bliven, pp. 108-111 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. Flight Into Egypt by Amos Elon
                                                                                                                14. [+]
                                                                                                                  Briefly Noted, p. 112 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. The White Hotel by D.M. Thomas
                                                                                                                15. [+]
                                                                                                                  General Their Gracious Pleasure, 1782-1785, by Claude ..., pp. 113-116 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. Their Gracious Pleasure, 1782-1785 by Claude Manceron
                                                                                                                  2. Albert Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity by Arthur I. Miller
                                                                                                                  3. Mr. Kipling's Army by Byron Farwell
                                                                                                                16. Cover by Eugene Mihaesco
                                                                                                            2. [+]
                                                                                                              Issues of Apr.-Jun. 1981 = 13 Issues, 192 Articles
                                                                                                              1. [+]
                                                                                                                April 6, 1981 Issue = 16 Articles
                                                                                                                1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 33-37
                                                                                                                2. "The Lovely Troubled Daughters of Our Old Crowd" by John Updike, pp. 38-39
                                                                                                                3. "The Shetland Pony" by Mary D. Kierstead, pp. 40-41
                                                                                                                4. "April Hemlocks" by Peter Kane Dufault, pp. 42-45
                                                                                                                5. "Brecht Backstage: The Good Master" by Elizabeth Macklin, pp. 46-48
                                                                                                                6. A Reporter at Large (Three Mile Island---Part I) by Daniel Ford, pp. 49-120
                                                                                                                7. The Theatre by Brendan Gill, pp. 121-122
                                                                                                                8. "Three Poems" by Jean Follain, p. 123
                                                                                                                9. Letter from Tokyo by Robert Shaplen, pp. 124-153
                                                                                                                10. [+]
                                                                                                                  The Current Cinema by Pauline Kael, pp. 154-168 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. The Killers (1946 Film) by Robert Siodmak
                                                                                                                  2. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981 Film) by Bob Rafelson
                                                                                                                11. Dancing by Arlene Croce, pp. 169-176
                                                                                                                12. [+]
                                                                                                                  No Medium by Susan Lardner, pp. 177-179 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. Final Payments by Mary Gordon
                                                                                                                  2. The Company of Women by Mary Gordon
                                                                                                                13. [+]
                                                                                                                  Briefly Noted, p. 180 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. Neighboring Lives by Tom Disch and Charles Naylor
                                                                                                                14. [+]
                                                                                                                  General Too Long a Sacrifice, by Jack Holland, p. 180 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. Too Long a Sacrifice by Jack Holland
                                                                                                                  2. The War Between the Generals by David J.C. Irving
                                                                                                                15. [+]
                                                                                                                  Mystery and Crime Gorky Park, by Martin Cruz Smith, pp. 181-184 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith
                                                                                                                16. Cover by Andre Francois
                                                                                                              2. [+]
                                                                                                                April 13, 1981 Issue = 16 Articles
                                                                                                                1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 29-35
                                                                                                                2. "The Chair Trick" by Norbert Blei, pp. 36-37
                                                                                                                3. "The Angels Inform the World" by L.M. Rosenberg, pp. 38-40
                                                                                                                4. "Convict" by John Rolfe Gardiner, p. 41
                                                                                                                5. "Farm Life" by Susan Prospere, pp. 42-45
                                                                                                                6. A Reporter at Large (Three Mile Island---Part II) by Daniel Ford, pp. 46-109
                                                                                                                7. The Theatre by Brendan Gill, p. 110
                                                                                                                8. Off Broadway by Edith Oliver, pp. 110-111
                                                                                                                9. The Art World by Calvin Tomkins, pp. 112-117
                                                                                                                10. U.S. Journal: Wendover, Utah by Calvin Trillin, pp. 118-127
                                                                                                                11. Around City Hall by Andy Logan, pp. 128-147
                                                                                                                12. Musical Events by Nicholas Kenyon, pp. 148-155
                                                                                                                13. [+]
                                                                                                                  Scroll & Keys by George Steiner, pp. 156-161 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. Earthly Powers by Anthony Burgess
                                                                                                                14. [+]
                                                                                                                  Briefly Noted, p. 162 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. The Cone-Gatherers by Robin Jenkins
                                                                                                                15. [+]
                                                                                                                  General The Enigma of Felix Frankfurter, by H.N. Hirsch, pp. 163-168 - 5 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. The Enigma of Felix Frankfurter by H.N. Hirsch
                                                                                                                  2. Paper Money by Adam Smith#2
                                                                                                                  3. Cosima Wagner by George R. Marek
                                                                                                                  4. The Day They Stole the Mona Lisa by Seymour Reit
                                                                                                                  5. George Orwell by Bernard Crick
                                                                                                                16. Cover by Charles Saxon
                                                                                                              3. [+]
                                                                                                                April 20, 1981 Issue = 14 Articles
                                                                                                                1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 27-32
                                                                                                                2. "The Letter from Home" by Jamaica Kincaid, p. 33
                                                                                                                3. "Stephanie, Stephen, Steph, Steve" by Penelope Gilliatt, pp. 34-35
                                                                                                                4. "On the Jetty" by Kathrine Jason, pp. 36-39
                                                                                                                5. "Blooding Likeness" by Louise Gluck, pp. 40-44
                                                                                                                6. Reflections (Argentina) by Jacobo Timerman, pp. 45-132
                                                                                                                7. The Theatre by Brendan Gill, pp. 133-135
                                                                                                                8. Musical Events by Nicholas Kenyon, pp. 136-142
                                                                                                                9. Dancing by Arlene Croce, pp. 143-145
                                                                                                                10. [+]
                                                                                                                  The Current Cinema by Pauline Kael, pp. 146-151 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. Excalibur (1981 Film) by John Boorman
                                                                                                                11. [+]
                                                                                                                  Briefly Noted, p. 152 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. Creation by Gore Vidal
                                                                                                                  2. Leave of Absence by Theodore Morrison
                                                                                                                  3. Headlong by Emlyn Williams
                                                                                                                12. [+]
                                                                                                                  General Cannibals of the Heart, by Jack Shepherd, pp. 152-155 - 5 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. Cannibals of the Heart by Jack Shepherd
                                                                                                                  2. High School by David Owen
                                                                                                                  3. Land of Savagery, Land of Promise by Ray Allen Billington
                                                                                                                  4. Stan: The Life of Stan Laurel by Fred Lawrence Guiles
                                                                                                                  5. Tracks by Robyn Davidson
                                                                                                                13. [+]
                                                                                                                  Mystery and Crime Reflex, by Dick Francis, pp. 156-158 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. Reflex by Dick Francis
                                                                                                                14. Cover by Saul Steinberg
                                                                                                              4. [+]
                                                                                                                April 27, 1981 Issue = 17 Articles
                                                                                                                1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 35-40
                                                                                                                2. "The Island" by John Cheever, p. 41
                                                                                                                3. "Asteroids" by Elizabeth Tallent, pp. 42-43
                                                                                                                4. "The Cold in This Place" by John Engels, pp. 44-48
                                                                                                                5. "The New Rules" by Ellis Weiner, p. 49
                                                                                                                6. A Reporter at Large (National Security) by Richard J. Barnet, pp. 50-142
                                                                                                                7. The Theatre by Brendan Gill, p. 143
                                                                                                                8. Off Broadway by Edith Oliver, pp. 143-144
                                                                                                                9. "Cyclone Off the Coast" by Ralph Angel, p. 145
                                                                                                                10. Reflections (Poland) by William Pfaff, pp. 146-148
                                                                                                                11. Musical Events by Nicholas Kenyon, pp. 149-153
                                                                                                                12. "9 P.M." by Whitney Balliett, p. 154
                                                                                                                13. [+]
                                                                                                                  Vissi d'Arte by Naomi Bliven, pp. 155-158 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. Maria Callas: The Woman Behind the Legend by Arianna Stassinopoulos Huffington
                                                                                                                14. [+]
                                                                                                                  Briefly Noted, p. 159 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. Repent, Lanny Merkel by Faith Sullivan
                                                                                                                  2. Basic Black with Pearls by Helen Weinzweig
                                                                                                                  3. Frog Salad by Sally George
                                                                                                                  4. American Rose by Julia Markus
                                                                                                                15. [+]
                                                                                                                  General Light-Horse Harry Lee and the Legacy of the Am..., p. 160 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. Light-Horse Harry Lee and the Legacy of the American Revolution by Charles Royster
                                                                                                                  2. The Biggest Company on Earth by Sonny Kleinfield
                                                                                                                  3. Young Emma by W.H. Davies
                                                                                                                  4. Henry Ford: The Wayward Capitalist by Carol W. Gelderman
                                                                                                                16. [+]
                                                                                                                  Mystery and Crime The Little Doctor, by Georges Simenon, pp. 161-164 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. The Little Doctor by Georges Simenon
                                                                                                                17. Cover by Lonni Sue Johnson
                                                                                                              5. [+]
                                                                                                                May 4, 1981 Issue = 14 Articles
                                                                                                                1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 33-37
                                                                                                                2. "The Enigma Redundancy" by Marshall Brickman, pp. 38-39
                                                                                                                3. "Safeway" by Frederick Barthelme, pp. 40-41
                                                                                                                4. "This Time of the Year" by Daniel Halpern, pp. 42-47
                                                                                                                5. The Sporting Scene (Baseball) by Roger Angell, pp. 48-100
                                                                                                                6. The Theatre by Brendan Gill, p. 101
                                                                                                                7. Off Broadway by Edith Oliver, pp. 102-103
                                                                                                                8. A Reporter at Large (The Interior Department) by Elizabeth Drew, pp. 104-139
                                                                                                                9. Musical Events by Nicholas Kenyon, pp. 140-147
                                                                                                                10. Dancing by Arlene Croce, pp. 148-157
                                                                                                                11. [+]
                                                                                                                  The Current Cinema by Pauline Kael, pp. 158-167 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. Thief (1981 Film) by Michael Mann
                                                                                                                  2. The Howling (1981 Film) by Joe Dante
                                                                                                                12. [+]
                                                                                                                  Briefly Noted, p. 168 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. Original Sins by Lisa Alther
                                                                                                                  2. The Men's Club by Leonard Michaels
                                                                                                                  3. Store Up the Anger by Wessel Ebersohn
                                                                                                                13. [+]
                                                                                                                  General Love Among the Butterflies, by Margaret Founta..., pp. 168-172 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. Love Among the Butterflies by Margaret Fountaine and W.F. Cater
                                                                                                                  2. Operation Lucy by Anthony Read and David Fisher
                                                                                                                  3. Pioneer Women by Joanna L. Stratton
                                                                                                                  4. Early Americans by Carl Bridenbaugh
                                                                                                                14. Cover by J.J. Sempe
                                                                                                              6. [+]
                                                                                                                May 11, 1981 Issue = 16 Articles
                                                                                                                1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 29-33
                                                                                                                2. "Venezuela for Visitors" by John Updike, pp. 34-35
                                                                                                                3. "Paradox of Time" by Robert Penn Warren, pp. 36-37
                                                                                                                4. "Freundschaft" by Samson Raphaelson, pp. 38-70
                                                                                                                5. The Theatre by Brendan Gill, p. 71
                                                                                                                6. Off Broadway by Edith Oliver, pp. 72-75
                                                                                                                7. Musical Events by Nicholas Kenyon, pp. 76-90
                                                                                                                8. A Reporter in Europe (England) by Jane Kramer, pp. 91-125
                                                                                                                9. On and Off the Avenue (Feminine Fashions) by Kennedy Fraser, pp. 126-134
                                                                                                                10. "Lindenbloom" by Amy Clampitt, p. 135
                                                                                                                11. U.S. Jouranl: Tucson, Ariz. by Calvin Trillin, pp. 136-144
                                                                                                                12. Concert Records by Winthrop Sargeant, pp. 145-148
                                                                                                                13. [+]
                                                                                                                  Tilman by Jeremy Bernstein, pp. 149-152 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. High Mountains and Cold Seas by J.R.L. Anderson
                                                                                                                14. [+]
                                                                                                                  Briefly Noted, p. 153 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. Heavy Sand by Anatoli Rybakov
                                                                                                                  2. Get Out and Get Under by Max Wilk
                                                                                                                15. [+]
                                                                                                                  General Russia in the Age of Catherine the Great, by I..., pp. 153-158 - 5 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. Russia in the Age of Catherine the Great by Isabel de Madariaga
                                                                                                                  2. The Jesuits: A History by David J. Mitchell
                                                                                                                  3. Twelve Years by Joel Agee
                                                                                                                  4. Miss Willmott of Warley Place by Audrey Le Lievre
                                                                                                                  5. The Terror Network by Claire Sterling
                                                                                                                16. Cover by Eugene Mihaesco
                                                                                                              7. [+]
                                                                                                                May 18, 1981 Issue = 15 Articles
                                                                                                                1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 35-39
                                                                                                                2. "Shots" by John Rolfe Gardiner, pp. 40-41
                                                                                                                3. "Turn-of-the-Century House" by Dave Smith, pp. 42-44
                                                                                                                4. "Time Alone" by James Robison, pp. 45-47
                                                                                                                5. "Hunting the Passive" by John Pijewski, pp. 48-52
                                                                                                                6. A Reporter at Large (The Reverend Jerry Falwell) by Frances FitzGerald, pp. 53-141
                                                                                                                7. The Theatre by Brendan Gill, p. 142
                                                                                                                8. Off Broadway by Edith Oliver, pp. 143-145
                                                                                                                9. [+]
                                                                                                                  The Current Cinema by Pauline Kael, pp. 146-151 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. Caveman (1981 Film) by Carl Gottlieb
                                                                                                                  2. Knightriders (1981 Film) by George A. Romero
                                                                                                                10. Around City Hall by Andy Logan, pp. 152-159
                                                                                                                11. Dancing by Arlene Croce, pp. 160-165
                                                                                                                12. Musical Events by Nicholas Kenyon, pp. 166-168
                                                                                                                13. [+]
                                                                                                                  Briefly Noted, p. 169 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. Signs of Life by Sumner Locke Elliott
                                                                                                                14. [+]
                                                                                                                  General Literary Lifeline, by Ian S. MacNiven, Harry T..., pp. 169-172 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. Literary Lifeline by Ian S. MacNiven, Harry T. Moore, and Richard Aldington, ...
                                                                                                                  2. Pleasure and Privilege by Olivier Bernier
                                                                                                                  3. At the Barricades by Wilfred G. Burchett
                                                                                                                15. Cover by William Steig
                                                                                                              8. [+]
                                                                                                                May 25, 1981 Issue = 17 Articles
                                                                                                                1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 33-37
                                                                                                                2. "Mission to Mandala" by Garrison Keillor, pp. 38-40
                                                                                                                3. "Beethoven, Opus III" by Amy Clampitt, p. 41
                                                                                                                4. "Summer" by Joy Williams, pp. 42-48
                                                                                                                5. A Reporter at Large (Creedmoor---Part I) by Susan Sheehan, pp. 49-114
                                                                                                                6. The Theatre by Brendan Gill, p. 115
                                                                                                                7. Off Broadway by Edith Oliver, p. 115
                                                                                                                8. "A Blessing" by Mekeel McBride, pp. 116-117
                                                                                                                9. Musical Events by Nicholas Kenyon, pp. 118-124
                                                                                                                10. U.S. Journal: Chicago by Calvin Trillin, pp. 125-129
                                                                                                                11. Concert Records by Winthrop Sargeant, pp. 130-131
                                                                                                                12. The Art World by Calvin Tomkins, pp. 132-136
                                                                                                                13. [+]
                                                                                                                  Borges by V.S. Pritchett, pp. 137-139 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. Six Problems for Don Isidro Parodi by Jorge Luis Borges and Adolfo Bioy-Casares
                                                                                                                14. [+]
                                                                                                                  Briefly Noted, p. 140 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. Zuckerman Unbound by Philip Roth
                                                                                                                  2. The Shooting Party by Isabel Colegate
                                                                                                                15. [+]
                                                                                                                  General Journey to Nowhere, by Shiva Naipaul, pp. 141-143 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. Journey to Nowhere by Shiva Naipaul
                                                                                                                  2. A Liar's Autobiography, Volume VI by Graham Chapman
                                                                                                                  3. Edith Sitwell by Victoria Glendinning
                                                                                                                  4. Those Drinking Days by Donald Newlove
                                                                                                                16. [+]
                                                                                                                  Mystery and Crime Free Fall in Crimson, by John D. MacDonald, pp. 144-146 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. Free Fall in Crimson by John D. MacDonald
                                                                                                                17. Cover by Jenni Oliver
                                                                                                              9. [+]
                                                                                                                June 1, 1981 Issue = 15 Articles
                                                                                                                1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 35-40
                                                                                                                2. "My Married Life: The Whole Truth Thus Far" by Mark Singer, p. 41
                                                                                                                3. "The Gift of the Prodigal" by Peter Taylor, pp. 42-43
                                                                                                                4. "A Motor" by Marvin Bell, pp. 44-52
                                                                                                                5. A Reporter at Large (Creedmoor---Part II) by Susan Sheehan, pp. 53-123
                                                                                                                6. The Theatre (Off Broadway) by Edith Oliver, pp. 124-125
                                                                                                                7. Musical Events by Nicholas Kenyon, pp. 126-131
                                                                                                                8. [+]
                                                                                                                  The Current Cinema by Pauline Kael, pp. 132-137 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. This Is Elvis (1981 Film) by Malcolm Leo and Andrew Solt
                                                                                                                  2. Heartworn Highways (1975 Film) by James Szalapski
                                                                                                                9. Dancing by Arlene Croce, pp. 138-142
                                                                                                                10. Popular Records by Douglas Watt, pp. 143-145
                                                                                                                11. [+]
                                                                                                                  Guernsey Gossip by Whitney Balliett, pp. 146-147 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. The Book of Ebenezer Le Page by G.B. Edwards
                                                                                                                12. [+]
                                                                                                                  Briefly Noted, p. 148 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. White Rising by Zane Kotker
                                                                                                                  2. The Passion of Loreen Bright Weasel by James Polk
                                                                                                                13. [+]
                                                                                                                  General Russia's Failed Revolutions, by Adam B. Ulam, pp. 148-149 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. Russia's Failed Revolutions by Adam B. Ulam
                                                                                                                  2. I Really Should Be Practicing by Gary Graffman
                                                                                                                  3. Solvency: The Price of Survival by James Chace
                                                                                                                14. [+]
                                                                                                                  Mystery and Crime Experiment with Death, by E.X. Ferrars, pp. 150-152 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. Experiment with Death by E.X. Ferrars
                                                                                                                15. Cover by Charles E. Martin
                                                                                                              10. [+]
                                                                                                                June 8, 1981 Issue = 13 Articles
                                                                                                                1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 33-38
                                                                                                                2. "Household Words" by Ron Padgett, p. 39
                                                                                                                3. "Still-Lifes" by Saul Steinberg, pp. 40-41
                                                                                                                4. "A Wedding" by Lore Segal, pp. 42-43
                                                                                                                5. "Those Were the Days" by Philip Levine, pp. 44-49
                                                                                                                6. A Reporter at Large (Creedmoor---Part III) by Susan Sheehan, pp. 50-130
                                                                                                                7. Musical Events by Nicholas Kenyon, pp. 131-133
                                                                                                                8. Letter from London by Mollie Panter-Downes, pp. 134-137
                                                                                                                9. A Reporter in Washington by Elizabeth Drew, pp. 138-147
                                                                                                                10. [+]
                                                                                                                  Fresh from the Forties by John Updike, pp. 148-155 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. Loitering with Intent by Muriel Spark
                                                                                                                  2. Exercises in Style by Raymond Queneau
                                                                                                                11. [+]
                                                                                                                  Briefly Noted, p. 156 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. Darconville's Cat by Alexander Theroux
                                                                                                                  2. The Delivery by Georges Simenon
                                                                                                                  3. The Oxford Book of Short Stories by V.S. Pritchett
                                                                                                                12. [+]
                                                                                                                  General Oliver St. John Gogarty, by J.B. Lyons, pp. 157-160 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. Oliver St. John Gogarty by J.B. Lyons
                                                                                                                  2. Voices from the Holocaust by Sylvia Rothchild
                                                                                                                13. Cover by Gretchen Dow Simpson
                                                                                                              11. [+]
                                                                                                                June 15, 1981 Issue = 12 Articles
                                                                                                                1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 31-35
                                                                                                                2. "Boss" by George W.S. Trow, pp. 36-37
                                                                                                                3. "Echoes" by Elizabeth Cullinan, pp. 38-39
                                                                                                                4. "Bar Ledge" by Joseph Moses, pp. 40-43
                                                                                                                5. "The Corpse of the Insensitive" by Daniel Halpern, pp. 44-45
                                                                                                                6. A Reporter at Large (Creedmoor---Part IV) by Susan Sheehan, pp. 46-126
                                                                                                                7. The Theatre (Off Broadway) by Edith Oliver, p. 127
                                                                                                                8. Musical Events by Nicholas Kenyon, pp. 128-131
                                                                                                                9. [+]
                                                                                                                  The Current Cinema by Pauline Kael, pp. 132-138 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981 Film) by Steven Spielberg
                                                                                                                  2. Cattle Annie and Little Britches (1981 Film) by Lamont Johnson
                                                                                                                10. Dancing by Arlene Croce, pp. 139-146
                                                                                                                11. [+]
                                                                                                                  Unastonished Eye by Susan Lardner, pp. 147-154 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. Tar Baby by Toni Morrison
                                                                                                                12. Cover by Charles Saxon
                                                                                                              12. [+]
                                                                                                                June 22, 1981 Issue = 14 Articles
                                                                                                                1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 25-29
                                                                                                                2. "Happiness" by Georgia A. Brown, pp. 30-34
                                                                                                                3. "Three Poems" by Katha Pollitt, p. 35
                                                                                                                4. "On the Way to the Acropolis" by Harry Mountzoures, pp. 36-40
                                                                                                                5. Lette from El Salvador by Tom Buckley, pp. 41-85
                                                                                                                6. The Theatre by Brendan Gill, p. 86
                                                                                                                7. Off Broadway by Edith Oliver, pp. 86-87
                                                                                                                8. The Art World by Calvin Tomkins, pp. 88-90
                                                                                                                9. Musical Events by Nicholas Kenyon, pp. 91-95
                                                                                                                10. The Sporting Scene (Golf) by Herbert Warren Wind, pp. 96-111
                                                                                                                11. [+]
                                                                                                                  De Mortuis by George Steiner, pp. 112-113 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. The Hour of Our Death by Philippe Aries
                                                                                                                12. [+]
                                                                                                                  Briefly Noted, p. 114 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. July's People by Nadine Gordimer
                                                                                                                  2. Dale Loves Sophie to Death by Robb Forman Dew
                                                                                                                13. [+]
                                                                                                                  General Governing America, by Joseph A. Califano, Jr., pp. 115-118 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. Governing America by Joseph A. Califano, Jr.
                                                                                                                14. Cover by Abel Quezada
                                                                                                              13. [+]
                                                                                                                June 29, 1981 Issue = 13 Articles
                                                                                                                1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 25-29
                                                                                                                2. "Healing Grace" by Carola Dibbell, pp. 30-31
                                                                                                                3. "The Suppliant" by James Merrill, p. 32
                                                                                                                4. "The Tenant" by Berry Morgan, pp. 33-35
                                                                                                                5. "Like Boats" by Brian Swann, pp. 36-37
                                                                                                                6. That Was New York (Harlem---Part I) by Jervis Anderson, pp. 38-69
                                                                                                                7. Musical Events by Nicholas Kenyon, pp. 70-73
                                                                                                                8. Dancing by Arlene Croce, pp. 74-78
                                                                                                                9. Jazz by Whitney Balliett, pp. 79-83
                                                                                                                10. Letter from Israel by Robert Shaplen, pp. 84-92
                                                                                                                11. [+]
                                                                                                                  The Current Cinema by Pauline Kael, pp. 93-97 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. History of the World, Part I (1981 Film) by Mel Brooks
                                                                                                                  2. Outland (1981 Film) by Peter Hyams
                                                                                                                12. [+]
                                                                                                                  Happy on Nono Despite Odosha by John Updike, pp. 98-102 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. Watunna: An Orinoco Creation Cycle by Marc de Civrieux
                                                                                                                13. Cover by Jenni Oliver
                                                                                                            3. [+]
                                                                                                              Issues of Jul.-Sep. 1981 = 13 Issues, 174 Articles
                                                                                                              1. [+]
                                                                                                                July 6, 1981 Issue = 11 Articles
                                                                                                                1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 29-34
                                                                                                                2. "This Space" by Mavis Gallant, p. 35
                                                                                                                3. "The Traveller" by Katinka Loeser, pp. 36-37
                                                                                                                4. "Stars" by Robert Penn Warren, pp. 38-50
                                                                                                                5. The Theatre by Brendan Gill, p. 51
                                                                                                                6. Off Broadway by Edith Oliver, pp. 51-54
                                                                                                                7. That Was New York (Harlem---Part III) by Jervis Anderson, pp. 55-85
                                                                                                                8. Musical Events by Nicholas Kenyon, pp. 86-90
                                                                                                                9. Photography by Janet Malcolm, pp. 91-97
                                                                                                                10. Around City Hall by Andy Logan, pp. 98-106
                                                                                                                11. Cover by Arthur Getz
                                                                                                              2. [+]
                                                                                                                July 13, 1981 Issue = 13 Articles
                                                                                                                1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 21-25
                                                                                                                2. "The Lover and the Beloved" by Wright Morris, pp. 26-27
                                                                                                                3. "Downstairs at Fitzgerald's" by William Trevor, pp. 28-29
                                                                                                                4. "Roman Elegy" by Joseph Brodsky, pp. 30-35
                                                                                                                5. "By the Sea" by Cynthia Macdonald, pp. 36-37
                                                                                                                6. That Was New York (Harlem---Part III) by Jervis Anderson, pp. 38-79
                                                                                                                7. [+]
                                                                                                                  The Current Cinema by Pauline Kael, pp. 80-83 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. Dragonslayer (1981 Film) by Matthew Robbins
                                                                                                                  2. Superman II (1980 Film) by Richard Lester and Richard Donner
                                                                                                                  3. Stripes (1981 Film) by Ivan Reitman
                                                                                                                8. On and Off the Avenue (Feminine Fashions) by Kennedy Fraser, pp. 84-85
                                                                                                                9. Dancing by Arlene Croce, pp. 86-91
                                                                                                                10. Our Far-Flung Correspondents (Theodore B. Taylor) by John McPhee, pp. 92-95
                                                                                                                11. [+]
                                                                                                                  Books: Hem Battles the Pack; Wins, Loses by John Updike, pp. 96-105 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. Ernest Hemingway: Selected Letters, 1917-1961 by Carlos Baker and Ernest Hemingway
                                                                                                                12. [+]
                                                                                                                  Briefly Noted, pp. 106-110 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. Monkey Grip by Helen Garner
                                                                                                                  2. National Defense by James Fallows
                                                                                                                  3. Nellie's Story by Nellie Grant
                                                                                                                13. Cover by J.J. Sempe
                                                                                                              3. [+]
                                                                                                                July 20, 1981 Issue = 9 Articles
                                                                                                                1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 27-32
                                                                                                                2. "Invasion of the Book Envelopes" by John Updike, p. 33
                                                                                                                3. "Pool Lights" by Frederick Barthelme, pp. 34-37
                                                                                                                4. "Three Poems" by David Pollens, pp. 38-41
                                                                                                                5. That Was New York (Harlem---Part IV) by Jervis Anderson, pp. 42-77
                                                                                                                6. A Reporter at Large (Senator Helms) by Elizabeth Drew, pp. 78-95
                                                                                                                7. The Sporting Scene (Baseball) by Roger Angell, pp. 96-109
                                                                                                                8. [+]
                                                                                                                  Books: Briefly Noted, pp. 110-114 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban
                                                                                                                  2. The Sage of Monticello by Dumas Malone
                                                                                                                  3. Covering Islam by Edward W. Said
                                                                                                                  4. Bogmail by Patrick McGinley
                                                                                                                9. Cover by Robert Tallon
                                                                                                              4. [+]
                                                                                                                July 27, 1981 Issue = 15 Articles
                                                                                                                1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 25-29
                                                                                                                2. "The Inflating" by James Munves, pp. 30-32
                                                                                                                3. "At the Beach" by Alice Adams, pp. 33-35
                                                                                                                4. "Sunset Scrupulously Obserbed" by Robert Penn Warren, pp. 36-40
                                                                                                                5. U.S. Journal: Louisiana by Calvin Trillin, pp. 41-51
                                                                                                                6. The Theatre (Off Broadway) by Edith Oliver, pp. 52-53
                                                                                                                7. Jazz by Whitney Balliett, pp. 54-59
                                                                                                                8. Letter from Israel by Robert Shaplen, pp. 60-69
                                                                                                                9. Musical Events by Andrew Porter, pp. 70-73
                                                                                                                10. [+]
                                                                                                                  The Current Cinema by Pauline Kael, pp. 74-79 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. Blow Out (1981 Film) by Brian De Palma
                                                                                                                  2. Arthur (1981 Film) by Steve Gordon
                                                                                                                  3. Zorro, the Gay Blade (1981 Film) by Peter Medak
                                                                                                                11. Dancing by Arlene Croce, pp. 80-83
                                                                                                                12. [+]
                                                                                                                  Books: Two Novels by V.S. Pritchett, pp. 84-85 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
                                                                                                                  2. The Hangwoman by Pavel Kohout
                                                                                                                13. [+]
                                                                                                                  Briefly Noted, p. 86 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. Trade Wind by M.M. Kaye
                                                                                                                  2. Turnaround by Don Carpenter
                                                                                                                14. [+]
                                                                                                                  General Anne Thackeray Ritchie, by Winifred Gerin, pp. 87-90 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. Anne Thackeray Ritchie by Winifred Gerin
                                                                                                                  2. The Flowering of Ireland by Katharine Scherman
                                                                                                                  3. Philadelphia: Patricians and Philistines, 1900-1950 by John A. Lukacs
                                                                                                                15. Cover by Arthur Getz
                                                                                                              5. [+]
                                                                                                                August 3, 1981 Issue = 13 Articles
                                                                                                                1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 23-27
                                                                                                                2. "Impromptu" by J.j. Sempe, pp. 28-30
                                                                                                                3. "Anna" by W.S. Merwin, p. 31
                                                                                                                4. "Young Girls Playing Catch in the Street Just Into Dark" by Christopher Buckley, pp. 32-35
                                                                                                                5. "Naskeag" by Alfred Corn, pp. 36-37
                                                                                                                6. Letter from New Delhi by Ved Mehta, pp. 38-59
                                                                                                                7. Around City Hall by Andy Logan, pp. 60-65
                                                                                                                8. The Sporting Scene (Golf) by Herbert Warren Wind, pp. 66-85
                                                                                                                9. Musicial Events by Andrew Porter, pp. 86-89
                                                                                                                10. [+]
                                                                                                                  Books: Readers and Writers by John Updike, pp. 90-92 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. If On a Winter's Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino
                                                                                                                  2. The Meeting at Telgte by Gunter Grass
                                                                                                                11. [+]
                                                                                                                  Briefly Noted, p. 93 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. Lost and Found by Julian Gloag
                                                                                                                  2. Customs by Lisa Zeidner
                                                                                                                12. [+]
                                                                                                                  General Dorothy L. Sayers: A Biography, by James Brabazon, pp. 94-98 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. Dorothy L. Sayers: A Biography by James Brabazon
                                                                                                                  2. The World Challenge by Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber
                                                                                                                  3. John Muir and His Legacy by Stephen R. Fox
                                                                                                                  4. Class: A View from Middle England by Jilly Cooper
                                                                                                                13. Cover by Charles E. Martin
                                                                                                              6. [+]
                                                                                                                August 10, 1981 Issue = 14 Articles
                                                                                                                1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 25-30
                                                                                                                2. "On With the New in France" by Mavis Gallant, p. 31
                                                                                                                3. "Beyond the Pale" by William Trevor, pp. 32-33
                                                                                                                4. "The Supremes" by Mark Jarman, pp. 34-39
                                                                                                                5. "Golden Retriever" by David Wagoner, pp. 40-52
                                                                                                                6. Letter from Pakistan by Joseph Kraft, pp. 53-75
                                                                                                                7. Musical Events by Andrew Porter, pp. 76-79
                                                                                                                8. Letter from London by Mollie Panter-Downes, pp. 80-81
                                                                                                                9. Dancing by Arlene Croce, pp. 82-85
                                                                                                                10. On and Off the Avenue (Feminine Fashions) by Kennedy Fraser, pp. 86-90
                                                                                                                11. [+]
                                                                                                                  Books: Floccinaucinihilipilificatinoism by Daniel Patrick Moynihan, pp. 91-105 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. A Life in Our Times by John Kenneth Galbraith
                                                                                                                12. [+]
                                                                                                                  Briefly Noted, p. 106 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. Gemini by Michel Tournier
                                                                                                                  2. Other People: A Mystery Story by Martin Amis
                                                                                                                13. [+]
                                                                                                                  General Will's Boy, by Wright Morris, pp. 107-110 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. Will's Boy by Wright Morris
                                                                                                                  2. Showing Off in America by John Brooks
                                                                                                                  3. John Evelyn and His World: A Biography by John Bowle
                                                                                                                14. Cover by Eugene Mihaesco
                                                                                                              7. [+]
                                                                                                                August 17, 1981 Issue = 13 Articles
                                                                                                                1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 23-28
                                                                                                                2. "Stamps" by Bruce McCall, p. 29
                                                                                                                3. "Jean-Pierre" by Elizabeth Spencer, pp. 30-33
                                                                                                                4. "Times Square Water Music" by Amy Clampitt, pp. 34-37
                                                                                                                5. "Victoria" by John Witte, pp. 38-40
                                                                                                                6. The Sporting Scene (Baseball) by Roger Angell, pp. 41-78
                                                                                                                7. The Theatre by Brendan Gill, p. 79
                                                                                                                8. The Art World by Calvin Tomkins, pp. 80-83
                                                                                                                9. Letter from Rome by William Murray, pp. 84-96
                                                                                                                10. Musical Events by Andrew Porter, pp. 97-103
                                                                                                                11. [+]
                                                                                                                  Books: Ladies' Day by George Steiner, pp. 104-105 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. Fires by Marguerite Yourcenar
                                                                                                                12. [+]
                                                                                                                  Briefly Noted, pp. 106-110 - 6 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. The Comfort of Strangers by Ian McEwan
                                                                                                                  2. Lost in America by Isaac Bashevis Singer
                                                                                                                  3. The Double-Edged Helix by Liebe F. Cavalieri
                                                                                                                  4. The Jefferson Scandals by Virginius Dabney
                                                                                                                  5. The Book of the Piano by Dominic Gill
                                                                                                                  6. Conversations with Katherine Anne Porter by Enrique Hank Lopez
                                                                                                                13. Cover by Charles Saxon
                                                                                                              8. [+]
                                                                                                                August 24, 1981 Issue = 14 Articles
                                                                                                                1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 23-27
                                                                                                                2. "Certain Questions in the History of the Party" by Daniel Menaker, pp. 28-29
                                                                                                                3. "The Girl Next Door" by Julia Smith, pp. 30-33
                                                                                                                4. "Elegy for a Dead Labrador" by Lars Gustafsson, pp. 34-38
                                                                                                                5. A Reporter at Large (Saturn) by Henry S.F. Cooper, Jr., pp. 39-80
                                                                                                                6. "Milliner" by Susan Prospere, p. 81
                                                                                                                7. Jazz by Whitney Balliett, pp. 82-83
                                                                                                                8. Reflections (U.S. Soviet Policy) by William Pfaff, pp. 84-89
                                                                                                                9. U.S. Journal: Langhorne, Pa. by Calvin Trillin, pp. 90-95
                                                                                                                10. Musical Events by Andrew Porter, pp. 96-97
                                                                                                                11. [+]
                                                                                                                  Books: Routes by Jeremy Bernstein, pp. 98-99 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. The Mapmakers by John Noble Wilford
                                                                                                                12. [+]
                                                                                                                  Briefly Noted, p. 100 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. Good Behavior by Molly Keane
                                                                                                                  2. Hub by Robert Herring
                                                                                                                  3. The Temptation of Eileen Hughes by Brian Moore
                                                                                                                  4. The Man Who Owned New York by John Jay Osborn, Jr.
                                                                                                                13. [+]
                                                                                                                  General A Cordiall Water, by M.F.K. Fisher, pp. 101-104 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. A Cordiall Water by M.F.K. Fisher
                                                                                                                  2. The Distortion of America by Oscar Handlin
                                                                                                                  3. Andrew Jackson and the Course of American Freedom, 1822-1832 by Robert V. Remini
                                                                                                                  4. Laws of the Game by Manfred Eigen and Ruthild Winkler
                                                                                                                14. Cover by Gretchen Dow Simpson
                                                                                                              9. [+]
                                                                                                                August 31, 1981 Issue = 16 Articles
                                                                                                                1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 25-29
                                                                                                                2. "American Light" by John Rolfe Gardiner, pp. 30-31
                                                                                                                3. "The Quarry" by Amy Clampitt, pp. 32-34
                                                                                                                4. "A Protest Against the Sun" by Steven Millhauser, pp. 35-39
                                                                                                                5. "The Onset of Love" by Carlos Drummond de Andrade, pp. 40-41
                                                                                                                6. Profiles (Max Furman) by James Stevenson, pp. 42-59
                                                                                                                7. A Reporter at Large (Survival International) by E.J. Kahn, Jr., pp. 60-77
                                                                                                                8. The Theatre by Brendan Gill, pp. 78-79
                                                                                                                9. Musical Events by Andrew Porter, pp. 80-81
                                                                                                                10. U.S. Journal: New York and Washington by Calvin Trillin, pp. 82-85
                                                                                                                11. Abround City Hall by Andy Logan, pp. 86-97
                                                                                                                12. [+]
                                                                                                                  Books: A Sort of Hybrid by Mollie Panter-Downes, pp. 98-102 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. Mountbatten by Richard Hough
                                                                                                                13. [+]
                                                                                                                  Briefly Noted, p. 103 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. Solomon's Daughter by C.E. Poverman
                                                                                                                  2. Long Day at Shiloh by Don Bannister
                                                                                                                14. [+]
                                                                                                                  General Within the Whirlwind, by Eugenia Ginzburg, pp. 104-107 - 6 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. Within the Whirlwind by Eugenia Ginzburg
                                                                                                                  2. Minnesota Rag by Fred W. Friendly
                                                                                                                  3. The Intellectual Resistance in Europe by James D. Wilkinson
                                                                                                                  4. Bad Blood by James H. Jones
                                                                                                                  5. Roses in December by Amy Stewart Fraser
                                                                                                                  6. Best-Seller by Geoffrey Bocca
                                                                                                                15. [+]
                                                                                                                  Mystery and Crime The Glitter Dome, by Joseph Wambaugh, pp. 108-110 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. The Glitter Dome by Joseph Wambaugh
                                                                                                                16. Cover by James Stevenson
                                                                                                              10. [+]
                                                                                                                September 7, 1981 Issue = 10 Articles
                                                                                                                1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 23-27
                                                                                                                2. "Fear Russ Antimacassar Lead Widening" by Bruce McCall, pp. 28-29
                                                                                                                3. "Mrs. Vansittart" by William Trevor, pp. 30-31
                                                                                                                4. "Small Wild Creatures Along a Road at Night" by Peter Kane Dufault, pp. 32-35
                                                                                                                5. "Poem On Sleep" by Robert Bly, pp. 36-38
                                                                                                                6. Profiles (Vic Dickenson) by Whitney Balliett, pp. 39-49
                                                                                                                7. A Reporter at Large (A.F.L.-C.I.O.) by A.H. Raskin, pp. 50-113
                                                                                                                8. Our Northeastern Correspondents (Conoco) by E.J. Kahn, Jr., pp. 114-119
                                                                                                                9. [+]
                                                                                                                  A Woman and a Foreigner by Naomi Bliven, pp. 120-126 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. Letters from Africa, 1914-1931 by Isak Dinesen and Frans Lasson
                                                                                                                10. Cover by J.J. Sempe
                                                                                                              11. [+]
                                                                                                                September 14, 1981 Issue = 15 Articles
                                                                                                                1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 45-49
                                                                                                                2. "More Life" by Mark Strand, pp. 50-52
                                                                                                                3. "Coach" by Mary Robison, p. 53
                                                                                                                4. "Penumbrae" by John Updike, pp. 54-60
                                                                                                                5. Profiles (St. Luke's Gardens) by Julie Hayden, pp. 61-115
                                                                                                                6. A Reporter at Large (Hispanic Community) by Richard Reeves, pp. 116-156
                                                                                                                7. "A Formal Occasion" by Tom Sleigh, p. 157
                                                                                                                8. Jazz by Whitney Balliett, pp. 158-167
                                                                                                                9. Dancing by Arlene Croce, pp. 168-177
                                                                                                                10. The Sporting Scene (Horse Racing) by Bill Barich, pp. 178-183
                                                                                                                11. [+]
                                                                                                                  A Candidate for the Future by Howard Moss, pp. 184-198 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. Walt Whitman: A Life by Justin Kaplan
                                                                                                                12. [+]
                                                                                                                  Briefly Noted, p. 199 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. Maria Canossa by Sandra Paretti
                                                                                                                  2. A Bonfire by Pamela Hansford Johnson
                                                                                                                  3. Mr. American by George MacDonald Fraser
                                                                                                                13. [+]
                                                                                                                  General The Beechers, by Milton Rugoff, pp. 200-202 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. The Beechers by Milton Rugoff
                                                                                                                  2. Freud, Adler, and Jung by Walter Kaufmann
                                                                                                                  3. Daisy, Daisy by Christian Miller
                                                                                                                  4. Voltaire by Wayne Andrews
                                                                                                                14. [+]
                                                                                                                  Mystery and Crime The Montauk Fault, by Herbert Mitgang, pp. 203-206 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. The Montauk Fault by Herbert Mitgang
                                                                                                                15. Cover by Paul Degen
                                                                                                              12. [+]
                                                                                                                September 21, 1981 Issue = 13 Articles
                                                                                                                1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 33-37
                                                                                                                2. "Afloat" by Ann Beattie, pp. 38-40
                                                                                                                3. "Work" by David Plante, pp. 41-43
                                                                                                                4. "Grief Revisited" by James Lewisohn, pp. 44-48
                                                                                                                5. Profiles (Hope, Arkansas) by Berton Roueche, pp. 49-96
                                                                                                                6. The Theatre (Off Broadway) by Edith Oliver, pp. 97-99
                                                                                                                7. The Sporting Scene (Hang Gliding) by Wallace White, pp. 100-141
                                                                                                                8. A Reporter at Large (Jazz in China) by William Zinsser, pp. 142-168
                                                                                                                9. Musical Events by Andrew Porter, pp. 169-170
                                                                                                                10. [+]
                                                                                                                  Half a Hero by Naomi Bliven, pp. 171-181 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. Grant: A Biography by William S. McFeely
                                                                                                                11. [+]
                                                                                                                  Briefly Noted, p. 182 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. The End of My Career by Miles Franklin
                                                                                                                12. [+]
                                                                                                                  General Mrs. L.: Conversations with Alice Roosevelt Lo..., pp. 183-186 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. Mrs. L.: Conversations with Alice Roosevelt Longworth by Michael Teague and Alice Roosevelt Longworth
                                                                                                                  2. Emerging Cosmology by Bernard Lovell
                                                                                                                  3. The Genius of George Washington by Edmund S. Morgan
                                                                                                                13. Cover by Arthur Getz
                                                                                                              13. [+]
                                                                                                                September 28, 1981 Issue = 18 Articles
                                                                                                                1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 31-35
                                                                                                                2. "Getting Used to It" by Douglas Dunn, pp. 36-37
                                                                                                                3. "East of Eden" by Robert Mazzocco, pp. 38-41
                                                                                                                4. "Phools" by Stanislaw Lem, pp. 42-45
                                                                                                                5. "To a Young Woman Dying at Weir" by Norman Dubie, pp. 46-48
                                                                                                                6. The Sporting Scene (Sailing) by William F. Buckley, Jr., pp. 49-147
                                                                                                                7. The Theatre by Brendan Gill, pp. 148-149
                                                                                                                8. [+]
                                                                                                                  The Current Cinema by Pauline Kael, pp. 150-162 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. Mommie Dearest (1981 Film) by Frank Perry
                                                                                                                  2. The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981 Film) by Karel Reisz
                                                                                                                  3. So Fine (1981 Film) by Andrew Bergman
                                                                                                                9. "Waiting for Father in Pawling, N.Y." by Phyllis Janowitz, p. 163
                                                                                                                10. Onward and Upward With the Arts (Theatre) by James Stevenson, pp. 164-175
                                                                                                                11. Musical Events by Andrew Porter, pp. 176-177
                                                                                                                12. Further Events by Nicholas Kenyon, pp. 178-181
                                                                                                                13. Dancing by Arlene Croce, pp. 182-185
                                                                                                                14. Proust by V.S. Pritchett, pp. 186-193
                                                                                                                15. [+]
                                                                                                                  Briefly Noted, p. 194 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving
                                                                                                                  2. Women's Work by Anne Tolstoi Wallach
                                                                                                                16. [+]
                                                                                                                  General Life on Earth, by David Attenborough, p. 195 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. Life on Earth by David Attenborough
                                                                                                                17. [+]
                                                                                                                  Mystery and Crime Solo Blues, by Paula Gosling, pp. 196-198 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. Solo Blues by Paula Gosling
                                                                                                                18. Cover by Robert Tallon
                                                                                                            4. [+]
                                                                                                              Issues of Oct.-Dec. 1981 = 13 Issues, 214 Articles
                                                                                                              1. [+]
                                                                                                                October 5, 1981 Issue = 17 Articles
                                                                                                                1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 40-46
                                                                                                                2. "Challenge" by William White, p. 47
                                                                                                                3. "Ill Seen Ill Said" by Samuel Beckett, pp. 48-49
                                                                                                                4. "Sea Noise" by Harold Brodkey, pp. 50-58
                                                                                                                5. Reflections (Scotland) by Alastair Reid, pp. 59-125
                                                                                                                6. The Theatre (Off Broadway) by Edith Oliver, pp. 126-127
                                                                                                                7. The Sporting Scene (Horse Racing) by Bill Barich, pp. 128-139
                                                                                                                8. "Jacinto" by Hildegarde Flanner, pp. 140-159
                                                                                                                9. The Air by Michael J. Arlen, pp. 160-168
                                                                                                                10. "I Need Help" by Edward Hirsch, p. 169
                                                                                                                11. Musical Events by Andrew Porter, pp. 170-176
                                                                                                                12. Further Events by Nicholas Kenyon, pp. 177-181
                                                                                                                13. [+]
                                                                                                                  Books: The Long and Reluctant Stasis of Wan-li by John Updike, pp. 182-190 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. 1587, A Year of No Significance~~Fifteen Eighty-Seven, A Year of No Significance by Ray Huang
                                                                                                                14. [+]
                                                                                                                  Briefly Noted, p. 191 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. The Silver Spooner by Darcy O'Brien
                                                                                                                  2. Angel of Light by Joyce Carol Oates
                                                                                                                15. [+]
                                                                                                                  General Green Thoughts, by Eleanor Perenyi, pp. 192-193 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. Green Thoughts by Eleanor Perenyi
                                                                                                                  2. Celebrations of Life by Rene J. Dubos
                                                                                                                  3. What Shakespeare Read--and Thought by A.L. Rowse
                                                                                                                16. [+]
                                                                                                                  Mystery and Crime False Witness, by Dorothy Uhnak, pp. 194-196 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. False Witness by Dorothy Uhnak
                                                                                                                17. Cover by J.J. Sempe
                                                                                                              2. [+]
                                                                                                                October 12, 1981 Issue = 18 Articles
                                                                                                                1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 31-35
                                                                                                                2. "Getting Used to It" by Douglas Dunn, pp. 36-37
                                                                                                                3. "East of Eden" by Robert Mazzocco, pp. 38-41
                                                                                                                4. "Phools" by Stanislaw Lem, pp. 42-45
                                                                                                                5. "To a Young Woman Dying at Weir" by Norman Dubie, pp. 46-48
                                                                                                                6. The Sporting Scene (Sailing) by William F. Buckley, Jr., pp. 49-147
                                                                                                                7. The Theatre by Brendan Gill, pp. 148-149
                                                                                                                8. [+]
                                                                                                                  The Current Cinema by Pauline Kael, pp. 150-162 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. Mommie Dearest (1981 Film) by Frank Perry
                                                                                                                  2. The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981 Film) by Karel Reisz
                                                                                                                  3. So Fine (1981 Film) by Andrew Bergman
                                                                                                                9. "Waiting for Father in Pawling, N.Y." by Phyllis Janowitz, p. 163
                                                                                                                10. Onward and Upward With the Arts (Theatre) by James Stevenson, pp. 164-175
                                                                                                                11. Musical Events by Andrew Porter, pp. 176-177
                                                                                                                12. Further Events by Nicholas Kenyon, pp. 178-181
                                                                                                                13. Dancing by Arlene Croce, pp. 182-185
                                                                                                                14. [+]
                                                                                                                  Books: Proust by V.S. Pritchett, pp. 186-193 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. Remembrance of Things Past by Marcel Proust
                                                                                                                15. [+]
                                                                                                                  Briefly Noted, p. 194 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving
                                                                                                                  2. Women's Work by Anne Tolstoi Wallach
                                                                                                                16. [+]
                                                                                                                  General Life on Earth, by David Attenborough, p. 195 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. Life on Earth by David Attenborough
                                                                                                                17. [+]
                                                                                                                  Mystery and Crime Solo Blues, by Paula Gosling, pp. 196-198 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. Solo Blues by Paula Gosling
                                                                                                                18. Cover by Robert Tallon
                                                                                                              3. [+]
                                                                                                                October 19, 1981 Issue = 13 Articles
                                                                                                                1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 35-40
                                                                                                                2. "La Vie Parisienne" by Mavis Gallant, p. 41
                                                                                                                3. "Somebody's Death" by Sergei Dovlatov, pp. 42-43
                                                                                                                4. "The Art of Cruel Colors" by Sherod Santos, pp. 44-52
                                                                                                                5. A Reporter at Large (Radioactive Waste) by Fred C. Shapiro, pp. 53-139
                                                                                                                6. The Theatre by Brendan Gill, p. 140
                                                                                                                7. Off Broadway by Edith Oliver, p. 141
                                                                                                                8. The Sporting Scene (Tennis) by Herbert Warren Wind, pp. 142-189
                                                                                                                9. Concert Records by Winthrop Sargeant, pp. 190-195
                                                                                                                10. Musical Events by Nicholas Kenyon, pp. 196-199
                                                                                                                11. [+]
                                                                                                                  Books: Convulsive Merriment by Whitney Balliett, pp. 200-203 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. Sauce for the Goose by Peter De Vries
                                                                                                                12. [+]
                                                                                                                  Briefly Noted, pp. 204-210 - 5 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. Baby Love by Joyce Maynard
                                                                                                                  2. The King of Fifth Avenue by David Black
                                                                                                                  3. The Islands by Emily Hahn
                                                                                                                  4. The Soul of a New Machine by Tracy Kidder
                                                                                                                  5. A Bintel Brief, Vol. II by Isaac Metzker
                                                                                                                13. Cover by Arthur Getz
                                                                                                              4. [+]
                                                                                                                October 26, 1981 Issue = 17 Articles
                                                                                                                1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 43-47
                                                                                                                2. "The New Washington: An Inside Story" by Garrison Keillor, pp. 48-51
                                                                                                                3. "Gila Flambe" by Frederick Barthelme, pp. 52-53
                                                                                                                4. "Two Poems" by Stephen Dobyns, pp. 54-60
                                                                                                                5. Personal History (Vedi---Part I) by Ved Mehta, pp. 61-157
                                                                                                                6. The Theatre by Brendan Gill, p. 158
                                                                                                                7. Off Broadway by Edith Oliver, pp. 158-160
                                                                                                                8. Around City Hall by Andy Logan, pp. 161-172
                                                                                                                9. "Gypsies" by Michael Wilding, p. 173
                                                                                                                10. [+]
                                                                                                                  The Current Cinema by Pauline Kael, pp. 174-181 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. True Confessions (1981 Film) by Ulu Grosbard
                                                                                                                  2. Chariots of Fire (1981 Film) by Hugh Hudson
                                                                                                                  3. Rich and Famous (1981 Film) by George Cukor
                                                                                                                11. Musical Events by Andrew Porter, pp. 182-185
                                                                                                                12. Letter from London by Mollie Panter-Downes, pp. 186-189
                                                                                                                13. Dancing by Arlene Croce, pp. 190-195
                                                                                                                14. [+]
                                                                                                                  Books: Katherine Mansfield by V.S. Pritchett, pp. 196-199 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. The Life of Katherine Mansfield by Antony Alpers
                                                                                                                  2. Katherine Mansfield: A Biography by Jeffrey Meyers
                                                                                                                15. [+]
                                                                                                                  Briefly Noted, p. 200 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. Days of Greatness by Walter Kempowski
                                                                                                                  2. The Love of Rich Women by William Hamilton
                                                                                                                16. [+]
                                                                                                                  General Eminent Victorian Women, by Elizabeth Longford, pp. 200-204 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. Eminent Victorian Women by Elizabeth Longford
                                                                                                                  2. The Nuclear Barons by Peter Pringle and James Spigelman
                                                                                                                  3. The Hammonds of Redcliffe by Carol Bleser
                                                                                                                17. Cover by Gretchen Dow Simpson
                                                                                                              5. [+]
                                                                                                                November 2, 1981 Issue = 15 Articles
                                                                                                                1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 39-44
                                                                                                                2. "What the Dog Did" by Ian Frazier, p. 45
                                                                                                                3. "Rain on the Hiroshige Bridge" by Saul Steinberg, pp. 46-47
                                                                                                                4. "Project Genesis" by Stanislaw Lem, pp. 48-49
                                                                                                                5. "Mahler in the Living Room" by Patricia Goedicke, pp. 50-53
                                                                                                                6. Reflections (The Soviet Union) by George Kennan, pp. 54-64
                                                                                                                7. The Theatre (Off Broadway) by Edith Oliver, pp. 65-67
                                                                                                                8. Personal History (Vedi---Part II) by Ved Mehta, pp. 68-159
                                                                                                                9. U.S. Journal: Manhattan by Calvin Trillin, pp. 160-167
                                                                                                                10. Musical Events by Andrew Porter, pp. 168-177
                                                                                                                11. Further Events by Nicholas Kenyon, pp. 178-182
                                                                                                                12. [+]
                                                                                                                  Books: The Fancy-Forger Takes the Lectern by John Updike, pp. 183-187 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. Lectures on Russian Literature by Vladimir Nabokov and Fredson Bowers
                                                                                                                13. [+]
                                                                                                                  Briefly Noted, p. 188 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. Jane and Prudence by Barbara Pym
                                                                                                                  2. Wodehouse on Crime by D.R. Bensen and P.G. Wodehouse
                                                                                                                14. [+]
                                                                                                                  General The New Metropolis: New York City, 1840-1857, ..., pp. 189-192 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. The New Metropolis: New York City, 1840-1857 by Edward K. Spann
                                                                                                                  2. The Road From Here by Paul Tsongas
                                                                                                                  3. Sextet by John Malcolm Brinnin
                                                                                                                15. Cover by R.O. Blechman
                                                                                                              6. [+]
                                                                                                                November 9, 1981 Issue = 17 Articles
                                                                                                                1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 41-45
                                                                                                                2. "Rx for Matterhorn Motors" by Bruce McCall, pp. 46-47
                                                                                                                3. "Sister Imelda" by Edna O'Brien, pp. 48-49
                                                                                                                4. "Gathering Kindling" by Ira Sadoff, pp. 50-53
                                                                                                                5. "Dawn: What I Might Have Dreamed" by T.R. Hummer, pp. 54-58
                                                                                                                6. A Reporter in Poland (Part I) by Lawrence Weschler, pp. 59-153
                                                                                                                7. The Theatre (Off Broadway) by Edith Oliver, pp. 154-155
                                                                                                                8. Jazz by Whitney Balliett, pp. 156-157
                                                                                                                9. On and Off the Avenue (Feminine Fashions) by Kennedy Fraser, pp. 158-163
                                                                                                                10. Musical Events by Andrew Porter, pp. 164-166
                                                                                                                11. Further Events by Nicholas Kenyon, pp. 167-169
                                                                                                                12. [+]
                                                                                                                  The Current Cinema by Pauline Kael, pp. 170-184 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. Pixote (1981 Film) by Hector Babenco
                                                                                                                  2. Looker (1981 Film) by Michael Crichton
                                                                                                                  3. Continental Divide (1981 Film) by Michael Apted
                                                                                                                  4. Body Heat (1981 Film) by Lawrence Kasdan
                                                                                                                13. Letter from Europe by Jane Kramer, pp. 185-200
                                                                                                                14. [+]
                                                                                                                  Books: Updike by V.S. Pritchett, pp. 201-205 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. Rabbit Is Rich by John Updike
                                                                                                                15. [+]
                                                                                                                  Briefly Noted, pp. 206-208 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. The Book of Lights by Chaim Potok
                                                                                                                  2. Easy Travel to Other Planets by Ted Mooney
                                                                                                                  3. Cakewalk by Lee Smith
                                                                                                                16. [+]
                                                                                                                  General Alexandre Dumas, by Michael Ross, pp. 209-214 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. Alexandre Dumas by Michael Ross
                                                                                                                  2. Transcendental Wild Oats by Louisa May Alcott
                                                                                                                  3. Righteous Gentile by John Bierman
                                                                                                                  4. A Portrait of the Irish in America by William D. Griffin
                                                                                                                17. Cover by Roxie Munro
                                                                                                              7. [+]
                                                                                                                November 16, 1981 Issue = 16 Articles
                                                                                                                1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 45-49
                                                                                                                2. "Larry" by Mavis Gallant, pp. 50-52
                                                                                                                3. "The City" by John Updike, p. 53
                                                                                                                4. "November Wedding" by Andrew Baird, pp. 54-59
                                                                                                                5. "At the Cloisters" by David Weiss, pp. 60-62
                                                                                                                6. A Reporter at Large (The Underclass---Part I) by Ken Auletta, pp. 63-181
                                                                                                                7. The Theatre by Brendan Gill, p. 182
                                                                                                                8. Off Broadway by Edith Oliver, p. 183
                                                                                                                9. The Art World by Calvin Tomkins, pp. 184-185
                                                                                                                10. Jazz by Whitney Balliett, pp. 186-187
                                                                                                                11. A Reporter in Poland (Part II) by Lawrence Weschler, pp. 188-222
                                                                                                                12. Musical Events by Andrew Porter, pp. 223-233
                                                                                                                13. Dancing by Arlene Croce, pp. 234-236
                                                                                                                14. [+]
                                                                                                                  Briefly Noted, p. 237 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. Rokudan: A Tale of Love in Six Movements by Pat Burch
                                                                                                                15. [+]
                                                                                                                  General America Held Hostage, by Pierre Salinger, pp. 237-240 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. America Held Hostage by Pierre Salinger
                                                                                                                  2. Life Itself by Francis Crick
                                                                                                                  3. Waldo Emerson: A Biography by Gay Wilson Allen
                                                                                                                  4. God's Fifth Column by William A. Gerhardie, Michael Holroyd, and Robert Skidelsky, ...
                                                                                                                16. Cover by Donald Reilly
                                                                                                              8. [+]
                                                                                                                November 23, 1981 Issue = 17 Articles
                                                                                                                1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 45-49
                                                                                                                2. "New Fall Releases" by Jack Ziegler, pp. 50-51
                                                                                                                3. "The Departed Tenant" by Joseph McElroy, pp. 52-53
                                                                                                                4. "Conversation Piece" by Muriel Spark, pp. 54-59
                                                                                                                5. "Still-Life in the Coat-Factory Office" by Vickie Karp, pp. 60-68
                                                                                                                6. The Theatre by Brendan Gill, p. 69
                                                                                                                7. Off Broadway by Edith Oliver, pp. 69-71
                                                                                                                8. A Reporter at Large (The Underclass---Part II) by Ken Auletta, pp. 72-175
                                                                                                                9. [+]
                                                                                                                  The Current Cinema by Pauline Kael, pp. 176-185 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. Southern Comfort (1981 Film) by Walter Hill
                                                                                                                  2. Ticket to Heaven (1981 Film) by Ralph L. Thomas
                                                                                                                  3. Ragtime (1981 Film) by Milos Forman
                                                                                                                10. On and Off the Avenue (Christmas Gifts for Women), pp. 186-207
                                                                                                                11. Musical Events by Andrew Porter, pp. 208-212
                                                                                                                12. Further Events by Nicholas Kenyon, pp. 213-217
                                                                                                                13. Grove and His Monument by Desmond Shawe-Taylor, pp. 218-224
                                                                                                                14. [+]
                                                                                                                  Briefly Noted, p. 225 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. Spring Moon by Bette Bao Lord
                                                                                                                15. [+]
                                                                                                                  General Van Wyck Brooks: A Writer's Life, by Raymond N..., pp. 225-227 - 5 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. Van Wyck Brooks: A Writer's Life by Raymond Nelson
                                                                                                                  2. Labyrinths of Iron by Benson Bobrick
                                                                                                                  3. The Transatlantic Slave Trade by James Albert Rawley
                                                                                                                  4. Daytime Star by Simon Mitton
                                                                                                                  5. Yosemite by Margaret Sanborn
                                                                                                                16. [+]
                                                                                                                  Mystery and Crime Summon the Bright Water, by Geoffrey Household, pp. 228-230 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. Summon the Bright Water by Geoffrey Household
                                                                                                                17. Cover by Eugene Mihaesco
                                                                                                              9. [+]
                                                                                                                November 30, 1981 Issue = 17 Articles
                                                                                                                1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 37-41
                                                                                                                2. "Chef's House" by Raymond Carver, pp. 42-43
                                                                                                                3. "The Washing-Machine Tragedy" by Stanislaw Lem, pp. 44-45
                                                                                                                4. "Caribou Near Arctic" by Robert Penn Warren, pp. 46-49
                                                                                                                5. "Plagiarism" by Maureen Howard, pp. 50-53
                                                                                                                6. The Sporting Scene (Baseball) by Roger Angell, pp. 54-94
                                                                                                                7. The Theatre by Brendan Gill, p. 95
                                                                                                                8. Concert Records by Winthrop Sargeant, pp. 96-100
                                                                                                                9. A Reporter at Large (The Underclass---Part III) by Ken Auletta, pp. 101-169
                                                                                                                10. On and Off the Avenue (Christmas Gifts for the House), pp. 170-183
                                                                                                                11. Musical Events by Andrew Porter, pp. 184-188
                                                                                                                12. Further Events by Nicholas Kenyon, pp. 189-192
                                                                                                                13. Dancing by Arlene Croce, pp. 193-195
                                                                                                                14. Rare Bird by George Steiner, pp. 196-203
                                                                                                                15. [+]
                                                                                                                  Briefly Noted, pp. 204-205 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. Boccaccio by Thomas G. Bergin
                                                                                                                  2. Americans and Their Servants by Daniel E. Sutherland
                                                                                                                16. Daniel Lang, pp. 206-208
                                                                                                                17. Cover by Arthur Getz
                                                                                                              10. [+]
                                                                                                                December 7, 1981 Issue = 18 Articles
                                                                                                                1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 39-43
                                                                                                                2. "The Hotel Washington, D.C." by Ellis Weiner, pp. 44-45
                                                                                                                3. "Girl Talk" by Ann Beattie, pp. 46-49
                                                                                                                4. "Snorkeling" by Nicholson Baker, pp. 50-51
                                                                                                                5. "Four Poems" by James Wright, pp. 52-55
                                                                                                                6. A Reporter in Europe (West Berlin) by Jane Kramer, pp. 56-109
                                                                                                                7. The Theatre by Brendan Gill, p. 110
                                                                                                                8. Off Broadway by Edith Oliver, pp. 110-116
                                                                                                                9. Musical Events by Andrew Porter, pp. 117-126
                                                                                                                10. Further Events by Nicholas Kenyon, pp. 127-130
                                                                                                                11. U.S. Journal: Miracle Valley, Ariz. by Calvin Trillin, pp. 131-145
                                                                                                                12. The Art World by Calvin Tomkins, pp. 146-156
                                                                                                                13. Around City Hall by Andy Logan, pp. 157-175
                                                                                                                14. On and Off the Avenue (Christmas Gifts for Men), pp. 176-193
                                                                                                                15. [+]
                                                                                                                  The Current Cinema by Pauline Kael, pp. 194-207 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. The Devil's Playground (1976 Film) by Fred Schepisi
                                                                                                                  2. On Golden Pond (1981 Film) by Mark Rydell
                                                                                                                16. Popular Records by Douglas Watt, pp. 208-215
                                                                                                                17. Children's Books for Christmas by Faith McNulty, pp. 216-242
                                                                                                                18. Cover by Charles Saxon
                                                                                                              11. [+]
                                                                                                                December 14, 1981 Issue = 16 Articles
                                                                                                                1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 33-37
                                                                                                                2. "Visitors" by Donald Barthelme, pp. 38-39
                                                                                                                3. "No Harm" by Howard Moss, pp. 40-41
                                                                                                                4. "Camping Out" by James Wilcox, pp. 42-43
                                                                                                                5. "Talking the Fire Out" by Ellen Bryant Voigt, pp. 44-49
                                                                                                                6. Profiles (Marvin Minsky) by Jeremy Bernstein, pp. 50-128
                                                                                                                7. U.S. Journal: San Diego by Calvin Trillin, pp. 129-139
                                                                                                                8. "Thanksgiving" by Charlotte Holmes, pp. 140-143
                                                                                                                9. Letter from Naples by William Murray, pp. 144-163
                                                                                                                10. On and Off the Avenue (Christmas Gifts for Children), pp. 164-187
                                                                                                                11. Musical Events by Andrew Porter, p. 188
                                                                                                                12. Further Events by Nicholas Kenyon, pp. 189-199
                                                                                                                13. [+]
                                                                                                                  Two Late Arrivals, Featuring Resilient Females by John Updike, pp. 200-208 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. We Always Treat Women Too Well by Raymond Queneau
                                                                                                                  2. The Flute-Player by D.M. Thomas
                                                                                                                14. [+]
                                                                                                                  Briefly Noted, p. 209 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. A Perpetual Surprise by Sheila Solomon Klass
                                                                                                                  2. A Separate Development by Christopher Hope
                                                                                                                15. [+]
                                                                                                                  General P.G. Wodehouse: A Literary Biography, by Benny..., pp. 209-214 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. P.G. Wodehouse: A Literary Biography by Benny Green
                                                                                                                  2. Growing Up Underground by Jane Alpert
                                                                                                                  3. Diary of Baron Waldstein by G.W. Groos and Zdenek Brtnicky z. Valdstejna
                                                                                                                16. Cover by Arnie Levin
                                                                                                              12. [+]
                                                                                                                December 21, 1981 Issue = 16 Articles
                                                                                                                1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 33-38
                                                                                                                2. "Rolled in Rare Bohemian Onyx, Then Vulcanized by Hand" by Bruce McCall, p. 39
                                                                                                                3. "Lumber" by Frederick Barthelme, pp. 40-44
                                                                                                                4. "Let Us Save the Universe" by Stanislaw Lem, pp. 45-50
                                                                                                                5. Profiles (Akira Kurosawa) by Lillian Ross, pp. 51-80
                                                                                                                6. Letter from Europe by Jane Kramer, pp. 81-97
                                                                                                                7. The Theatre by Brendan Gill, p. 98
                                                                                                                8. Off Broadway by Edith Oliver, p. 98
                                                                                                                9. "Rage" by Peter Meinke, p. 99
                                                                                                                10. On and Off the Avenue (The Christmas Table), pp. 100-121
                                                                                                                11. [+]
                                                                                                                  The Current Cinema by Pauline Kael, pp. 122-133 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. Pennies from Heaven (1981 Film) by Herbert Ross
                                                                                                                  2. Reds (1981 Film) by Warren Beatty
                                                                                                                12. Musical Events by Andrew Porter, pp. 134-136
                                                                                                                13. Further Events by Nicholas Kenyon, pp. 137-139
                                                                                                                14. Letter from London by Mollie Panter-Downes, pp. 140-141
                                                                                                                15. [+]
                                                                                                                  Yes! by Whitney Balliett, pp. 142-146 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. Oh! by Mary Robison
                                                                                                                  2. How German Is It by Walter Abish
                                                                                                                16. Cover by Charles E. Martin
                                                                                                              13. [+]
                                                                                                                December 28, 1981 Issue = 17 Articles
                                                                                                                1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 29-34
                                                                                                                2. "Advice" by Isaac Bashevis Singer, pp. 35-38
                                                                                                                3. "Decade of the Year" by Ellis Weiner, pp. 39-40
                                                                                                                4. "Greetings, Friends!" by Roger Angell, p. 41
                                                                                                                5. "Learn a Trade" by John Updike, pp. 42-44
                                                                                                                6. A Reporter at Large (The Danish Express) by Berton Roueche, p. 45
                                                                                                                7. "The First Winter Light" by James Baker Hall, pp. 46-50
                                                                                                                8. "Colder" by Steven Goldsberry, p. 51
                                                                                                                9. Popular Records by Douglas Watt, pp. 52-56
                                                                                                                10. The Theatre by Brendan Gill, p. 57
                                                                                                                11. Dancing by Arlene Croce, pp. 58-61
                                                                                                                12. Our Far-Flung Correspondents (Pets) by Emily Hahn, pp. 62-67
                                                                                                                13. Musical Events by Andrew Porter, pp. 68-71
                                                                                                                14. [+]
                                                                                                                  Getting On by Whitney Balliett, p. 72 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. Boswell: the Applause of the Jury, 1782-1785 by James Boswell
                                                                                                                15. [+]
                                                                                                                  Briefly Noted, p. 73 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                  1. Funeral Games by Mary Renault
                                                                                                                16. [+]
                                                                                                                  General A Fearful Innocence, by Frances Davis, pp. 73-76 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. A Fearful Innocence by Frances Davis
                                                                                                                  2. Jock: The Life and Times of John Hay Whitney by E.J. Kahn, Jr.
                                                                                                                  3. The Mind's I by Douglas R. Hofstadter and Daniel C. Dennett
                                                                                                                  4. A Dictionary of Euphemisms and Other Doubletalk by Hugh Rawson
                                                                                                                17. Cover by William Steig
                                                                                                          2. [+]
                                                                                                            Issues of 1982 = 46 Issues, 659 Articles
                                                                                                            1. [+]
                                                                                                              Issues of 1983 = 47 Issues, 665 Articles
                                                                                                              1. [+]
                                                                                                                Issues of 1984 = 51 Issues, 708 Articles
                                                                                                                1. [+]
                                                                                                                  Issues of 1985 = 52 Issues, 744 Articles
                                                                                                                  1. [+]
                                                                                                                    Issues of 1986 = 51 Issues, 703 Articles
                                                                                                                    1. [+]
                                                                                                                      Issues of 1987 = 52 Issues, 688 Articles
                                                                                                                      1. [+]
                                                                                                                        Issues of 1988 = 52 Issues, 708 Articles
                                                                                                                        1. [+]
                                                                                                                          Issues of 1989 = 52 Issues, 731 Articles
                                                                                                                        2. [+]
                                                                                                                          Issues of the 1990s = 10 Years, 479 Issues, 8,890 Articles
                                                                                                                          1. [+]
                                                                                                                            Issues of 1990 = 52 Issues, 718 Articles
                                                                                                                            1. [+]
                                                                                                                              Issues of 1991 = 51 Issues, 697 Articles
                                                                                                                              1. [+]
                                                                                                                                Issues of 1992 = 52 Issues, 822 Articles
                                                                                                                                1. [+]
                                                                                                                                  Issues of 1993 = 50 Issues, 1,039 Articles
                                                                                                                                  1. [+]
                                                                                                                                    Issues of 1994 = 49 Issues, 953 Articles
                                                                                                                                    1. [+]
                                                                                                                                      Issues of 1995 = 48 Issues, 985 Articles
                                                                                                                                      1. [+]
                                                                                                                                        Issues of 1996 = 46 Issues, 970 Articles
                                                                                                                                        1. [+]
                                                                                                                                          Issues of 1997 = 42 Issues, 851 Articles
                                                                                                                                          1. [+]
                                                                                                                                            Issues of 1998 = 45 Issues, 937 Articles
                                                                                                                                            1. [+]
                                                                                                                                              Issues of 1999 = 44 Issues, 918 Articles
                                                                                                                                            2. [+]
                                                                                                                                              Issues of the 2000s = 10 Years, 436 Issues, 7,939 Articles
                                                                                                                                              1. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Issues of 2000 = 46 Issues, 840 Articles
                                                                                                                                                1. [+]
                                                                                                                                                  Issues of 2001 = 41 Issues, 716 Articles
                                                                                                                                                  1. [+]
                                                                                                                                                    Issues of 2002 = 46 Issues, 794 Articles
                                                                                                                                                    1. [+]
                                                                                                                                                      Issues of 2003 = 46 Issues, 827 Articles
                                                                                                                                                      1. [+]
                                                                                                                                                        Issues of 2004 = 42 Issues, 738 Articles
                                                                                                                                                        1. [+]
                                                                                                                                                          Issues of 2005 = 47 Issues, 829 Articles
                                                                                                                                                          1. [+]
                                                                                                                                                            Issues of 2006 = 46 Issues, 832 Articles
                                                                                                                                                            1. [+]
                                                                                                                                                              Issues of 2007 = 46 Issues, 876 Articles
                                                                                                                                                              1. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                Issues of 2008 = 34 Issues, 664 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                1. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                  Issues of 2009 = 42 Issues, 823 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                2. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                  Issues of the 2010s = 1 Year, 3 Issues, 50 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                  1. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                    Issues of 2010 = 3 Issues, 50 Articles