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                                                                                                                        Issues of Jan.-Mar. 1986 = 13 Issues, 184 Articles
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                                                                                                                          January 6, 1986 Issue = 17 Articles
                                                                                                                          1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 17-22
                                                                                                                          2. "Continuo" by Robert Starer, pp. 23-25
                                                                                                                          3. "Hindu Illumination" by James Merrill, pp. 26-27
                                                                                                                          4. "The Ivy in the Chimney" by James Wilcox, pp. 28-29
                                                                                                                          5. "Early-Evening Algebra" by Charles Simic, pp. 30-34
                                                                                                                          6. American Chronicles (Kansas) by Calvin Trillin, pp. 35-57
                                                                                                                          7. Jazz by Whitney Balliett, pp. 58-63
                                                                                                                          8. The Theatre by Brendan Gill, pp. 64-65
                                                                                                                          9. The Art World by Dan Hofstadter, pp. 66-72
                                                                                                                          10. Musical Events by Andrew Porter, pp. 73-74
                                                                                                                          11. "Moving Pictures" by Susan Prospere, p. 75
                                                                                                                          12. A Reporter in Washington by Elizabeth Drew, pp. 76-82
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                                                                                                                            Books: Dutchmen and Turks by John Updike, pp. 83-84 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. The Assault by Harry Mulisch
                                                                                                                            2. The Sea-Crossed Fisherman by Yashar Kemal
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                                                                                                                            Briefly Noted, p. 85 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Shooting Stars by Nicholas Coleridge
                                                                                                                            2. A Time to Choose by Janine Boissard
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                                                                                                                            General Images of Man and Death, by Philippe Aries, p. 86 - 6 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Images of Man and Death by Philippe Aries
                                                                                                                            2. My Discovery of America by Farley Mowat
                                                                                                                            3. The Imperial Way by Paul Theroux
                                                                                                                            4. From One to Zero by Georges Ifrah
                                                                                                                            5. Robert Capa: A Biography by Richard Whelan
                                                                                                                            6. Robert Capa: Photographs by Cornell Capa, Richard Whelan, and Robert Capa
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                                                                                                                            Mystery and Crime The Winning Streak, by Arnold Grisman, pp. 87-90 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                            1. The Winning Streak by Arnold Grisman
                                                                                                                          17. Cover by Andre Francois
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                                                                                                                          January 13, 1986 Issue = 13 Articles
                                                                                                                          1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 17-22
                                                                                                                          2. "The 1985 Beaujolais Nouveaux: Ka-Boum!" by Veronica Geng, pp. 23-25
                                                                                                                          3. "Time With Children" by Elizabeth Tallent, pp. 26-29
                                                                                                                          4. "First Trip Through the Automatic Car Wash" by Mona Van Duyn, pp. 30-32
                                                                                                                          5. Profiles (Maurice Braddell) by James Lardner, pp. 33-49
                                                                                                                          6. Reflections (Little Wars) by William Pfaff, pp. 50-57
                                                                                                                          7. Musical Events by Andrew Porter, pp. 58-63
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                                                                                                                            The Current Cinema by Pauline Kael, pp. 64-69 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Ran (1985 Film) by Akira Kurosawa
                                                                                                                            2. The Trip to Bountiful (1985 Film) by Peter Masterson
                                                                                                                            3. Revolution (1985 Film) by Hugh Hudson
                                                                                                                          9. Jazz by Whitney Balliett, pp. 70-76
                                                                                                                          10. [+]
                                                                                                                            Books: A Lifelong Poem Including History by Helen Vendler, pp. 77-83 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                            1. Collected Poems, 1947-1980 by Allen Ginsberg
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                                                                                                                            Briefly Noted, p. 84 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. The Tenement by Iain Crichton Smith
                                                                                                                            2. The Nuclear Age by Tim O'Brien
                                                                                                                            3. Plans for Departure by Nayantara Sahgal
                                                                                                                          12. [+]
                                                                                                                            General Voyages of the Steamboat Yellow Stone, by Dona..., pp. 85-90 - 6 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Voyages of the Steamboat Yellow Stone by Donald Dean Jackson
                                                                                                                            2. Renaissance Essays by Hugh Trevor-Roper
                                                                                                                            3. The Diaries of Sophia Tolstoy by O.A. Golinenko, S.A. Rozanova, B.M. Shumova, and I.A. Pokrouskaya, ...
                                                                                                                            4. The Works of Man by Ronald Clark
                                                                                                                            5. Against the Current by Frances Kroll Ring
                                                                                                                            6. Royal Palaces of France by Ian Dunlop
                                                                                                                          13. Cover by William Steig
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                                                                                                                          January 20, 1986 Issue = 11 Articles
                                                                                                                          1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 19-23
                                                                                                                          2. "Odd Jobs" by Peter Cameron, pp. 24-25
                                                                                                                          3. "A Pear Like a Potato" by John Updike, pp. 26-29
                                                                                                                          4. "Orbits" by Frederick Busch, pp. 30-31
                                                                                                                          5. "The Flutist" by Dick Allen, pp. 32-33
                                                                                                                          6. A Reporter at Large (North Sea Oil---Part I) by A. Alvarez, pp. 34-70
                                                                                                                          7. The Theatre by Brendan Gill, p. 71
                                                                                                                          8. Musical Events by Andrew Porter, pp. 72-76
                                                                                                                          9. "Near the Desert Test Sites" by Sherod Santos, p. 77
                                                                                                                          10. [+]
                                                                                                                            Books: A Portrait of Alan Turing by Jeremy Bernstein, pp. 78-90 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                            1. Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges
                                                                                                                          11. Cover by J.J. Sempe
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                                                                                                                          January 27, 1986 Issue = 13 Articles
                                                                                                                          1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 25-29
                                                                                                                          2. "Notes on My Conversations" by Polly Frost, pp. 30-31
                                                                                                                          3. "The Auction" by Berry Morgan, pp. 32-35
                                                                                                                          4. "In the End We Are All Light" by Liz Rosenberg, pp. 36-38
                                                                                                                          5. A Reporter at Large (North Sea Oil---Part II) by A. Alvarez, p. 39
                                                                                                                          6. "Nothing But Snow" by Mark Wolynn, pp. 40-83
                                                                                                                          7. [+]
                                                                                                                            The Current Cinema by Pauline Kael, pp. 84-89 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Fool for Love (1985 Film) by Robert Altman
                                                                                                                            2. Young Sherlock Holmes (1985 Film) by Barry Levinson
                                                                                                                          8. The Theatre by Brendan Gill, pp. 90-91
                                                                                                                          9. Musical Events by Andrew Porter, pp. 92-95
                                                                                                                          10. [+]
                                                                                                                            Books: Moral Muscle by Whitney Balliett, pp. 96-97 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                            1. What's Bred in the Bone by Robertson Davies
                                                                                                                          11. [+]
                                                                                                                            Briefly Noted, pp. 98-99 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Part of My Soul Went With Him by Winnie Mandela
                                                                                                                            2. Napoleon 1812 by Nigel Nicolson
                                                                                                                            3. The Diary of Beatrice Webb, Vol. IV: 1924-1943 by Norman Ian MacKenzie, Jeanne MacKenzie, and Beatrice Webb, ...
                                                                                                                            4. John Train's Most Remarkable Names by John Train
                                                                                                                          12. [+]
                                                                                                                            Mystery and Crime London Match, by Len Deighton, pp. 100-102 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                            1. London Match by Len Deighton
                                                                                                                          13. Cover by Anthony Taber
                                                                                                                        5. [+]
                                                                                                                          February 3, 1986 Issue = 15 Articles
                                                                                                                          1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 31-35
                                                                                                                          2. "Skeletons" by Ann Beattie, pp. 36-37
                                                                                                                          3. "Patterns" by Tama Janowitz, pp. 38-39
                                                                                                                          4. "Snow Sundown" by Dave Smith, pp. 40-45
                                                                                                                          5. "Shaker" by James Schuyler, p. 46
                                                                                                                          6. Reflections (Poland) by Jonathan Schell, pp. 47-67
                                                                                                                          7. Our Far-Flung Correspondents (Nepal) by Jeremy Bernstein, pp. 68-84
                                                                                                                          8. The Theatre by Brendan Gill, p. 85
                                                                                                                          9. Dancing by Arlene Croce, pp. 86-89
                                                                                                                          10. Around City Hall by Andy Logan, pp. 90-100
                                                                                                                          11. [+]
                                                                                                                            Books: Henry the Bookman by Naomi Bliven, pp. 101-103 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                            1. Henry VIII: Tthe Politics of Tyranny by Jasper Ridley
                                                                                                                          12. [+]
                                                                                                                            Briefly Noted, p. 104 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. According to Mark by Penelope Lively
                                                                                                                            2. The Bone People by Keri Hulme
                                                                                                                          13. [+]
                                                                                                                            General Dateline: Toronto, by Ernest Hemingway and Wil..., p. 105 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                            1. Dateline: Toronto by Ernest Hemingway and William White
                                                                                                                          14. [+]
                                                                                                                            Mystery and Crime A Criminal Comedy, by Julian Symons, pp. 106-108 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                            1. A Criminal Comedy by Julian Symons
                                                                                                                          15. Cover by Jenni Oliver
                                                                                                                        6. [+]
                                                                                                                          February 10, 1986 Issue = 16 Articles
                                                                                                                          1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 29-33
                                                                                                                          2. "The Golden Years" by George Booth, pp. 34-35
                                                                                                                          3. "Official Americans" by Norman Rush, pp. 36-37
                                                                                                                          4. "Serenade" by James Merrill, pp. 38-41
                                                                                                                          5. "Midnight in February, Green River, Vermont" by Cynthia Zarin, pp. 42-67
                                                                                                                          6. Profiles (Margaret Thatcher) by John Newhouse, pp. 68-99
                                                                                                                          7. The Theatre by Brendan Gill, p. 100
                                                                                                                          8. Off Broadway, pp. 100-101
                                                                                                                          9. Musical Events by Andrew Porter, pp. 102-103
                                                                                                                          10. "Minuscule Things" by William Matthews, p. 104
                                                                                                                          11. [+]
                                                                                                                            The Current Cinema by Pauline Kael, pp. 105-110 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986 Film) by Paul Mazursky
                                                                                                                            2. Brazil (1985 Film) by Terry Gilliam
                                                                                                                          12. [+]
                                                                                                                            Books: Spectators by V.S. Pritchett, pp. 111-112 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                            1. Flaubert and Turgenev: A Friendship in Letters by Barbara Beaumont, Gustave Flaubert, and Ivan Turgenev, ...
                                                                                                                          13. [+]
                                                                                                                            Briefly Noted, p. 113 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Cold Dog Soup by Stephen Dobyns
                                                                                                                            2. Natives and Strangers by Louisa Dawkins
                                                                                                                            3. The Skaters' Waltz by Philip Norman
                                                                                                                          14. [+]
                                                                                                                            General The Burning Forest, by Simon Leys, pp. 113-115 - 6 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. The Burning Forest by Simon Leys
                                                                                                                            2. Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861-1867 by Ira Berlin, Barbara J. Fields, and Thavolia Glymph, ...
                                                                                                                            3. Schubert and His Vienna by Charles Osborne
                                                                                                                            4. The Political Life of Children by Robert Coles
                                                                                                                            5. The Moral Life of Children by Robert Coles
                                                                                                                            6. Couture: The Great Designers by Caroline Rennolds Milbank
                                                                                                                          15. [+]
                                                                                                                            Mystery and Crime The Verona Passamezzo, by James Gollin, pp. 116-118 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                            1. The Verona Passamezzo by James Gollin
                                                                                                                          16. Cover by Roxie Munro
                                                                                                                        7. [+]
                                                                                                                          February 17, 1986 Issue = 15 Articles
                                                                                                                          1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 23-27
                                                                                                                          2. "A Night in the Garden" by Charles Dickinson, pp. 28-29
                                                                                                                          3. "In Exile" by Deborah Digges, pp. 30-31
                                                                                                                          4. "Picnic at Amapolas" by Harriet Doerr, pp. 32-33
                                                                                                                          5. "Still Alive" by Matthew Hansen, pp. 34-38
                                                                                                                          6. Profiles (Edna Buchanan) by Calvin Trillin, pp. 39-57
                                                                                                                          7. The Art World by Calvin Tomkins, pp. 58-66
                                                                                                                          8. Letter from Europe by Jane Kramer, pp. 67-93
                                                                                                                          9. Musical Events by Andrew Porter, pp. 94-98
                                                                                                                          10. The Theatre (Off Broadway) by Edith Oliver, p. 99
                                                                                                                          11. [+]
                                                                                                                            Books: The Politicization of Terror by Daniel J. Kevles, pp. 100-101 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                            1. By the Bomb's Early Light by Paul Boyer
                                                                                                                          12. [+]
                                                                                                                            Briefly Noted, p. 102 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Wrap It In Flags by Robert Terrall
                                                                                                                            2. The Parable of the Blind by Gert Hofmann
                                                                                                                            3. No-Man's Land by Reginald Hill
                                                                                                                          13. [+]
                                                                                                                            General With the Contras, by Christopher Dickey, pp. 103-105 - 5 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. With the Contras by Christopher Dickey
                                                                                                                            2. Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi
                                                                                                                            3. More Letters of Oscar Wilde by Rupert Hart-Davis and Oscar Wilde
                                                                                                                            4. Origins by Robert Shapiro
                                                                                                                            5. Dream Tracks by T.C. McLuhan
                                                                                                                          14. [+]
                                                                                                                            Mystery and Crime The Crocus List, by Gavin Lyall, pp. 106-108 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                            1. The Crocus List by Gavin Lyall
                                                                                                                          15. Cover by Eugene Mihaesco
                                                                                                                        8. [+]
                                                                                                                          February 24, 1986 Issue = 18 Articles
                                                                                                                          1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 23-28
                                                                                                                          2. "Webbing" by Ian Frazier, pp. 29-30
                                                                                                                          3. "Boxes" by Raymond Carver, pp. 31-33
                                                                                                                          4. "Alone in the Lumber Business" by John Ashbery, pp. 34-37
                                                                                                                          5. Annals of the Former World (Geology---Part I) by John McPhee, pp. 38-39
                                                                                                                          6. "To His Importunate Mistress" by Peter De Vries, pp. 40-71
                                                                                                                          7. Letter from Mott Street by Calvin Trillin, pp. 72-75
                                                                                                                          8. Dancing by Arlene Croce, pp. 76-79
                                                                                                                          9. Jazz by Whitney Balliett, pp. 80-84
                                                                                                                          10. "A Walk" by Katha Pollitt, p. 85
                                                                                                                          11. The Theatre (Off Broadway) by Edith Oliver, pp. 86-88
                                                                                                                          12. [+]
                                                                                                                            The Current Cinema by Pauline Kael, pp. 89-93 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. The Best of Times (1986 Film) by Roger Spottiswoode
                                                                                                                            2. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986 Film) by Woody Allen
                                                                                                                            3. F/X (1986 Film) by Robert Mandel
                                                                                                                          13. Musical Events by Andrew Porter, pp. 94-97
                                                                                                                          14. [+]
                                                                                                                            Books: Latin Strategies by John Updike, pp. 98-103 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta by Mario Vargas Llosa
                                                                                                                            2. The Old Gringo by Carlos Fuentes
                                                                                                                          15. [+]
                                                                                                                            Briefly Noted, p. 104 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Poppie Nongena by Elsa Joubert
                                                                                                                            2. Wild Bananas by Sandra Thompson
                                                                                                                            3. The Complete Shorter Fiction of Virginia Woolf by Susan Dick and Virginia Woolf
                                                                                                                          16. [+]
                                                                                                                            General The Case of the Baffled Radical, by Harold Ros..., pp. 104-106 - 7 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. The Case of the Baffled Radical by Harold Rosenberg
                                                                                                                            2. Estrangement: America and the World by Sanford J. Ungar
                                                                                                                            3. A Testament of Hope by Martin Luther King, Jr. and James M. Washington, ...
                                                                                                                            4. The Greatest Crusade by Richard Alexander Hough
                                                                                                                            5. Nemesis by Donald Goldsmith
                                                                                                                            6. The Book of Musical Anecdotes by Norman Lebrecht
                                                                                                                            7. The Rome of Alexander VII, 1655-1667 by Richard Krautheimer
                                                                                                                          17. [+]
                                                                                                                            Mystery and Crime The Endless Game, by Bryan Forbes, pp. 107-110 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. The Endless Game by Bryan Forbes
                                                                                                                            2. The Face Behind the Mask by John Minahan
                                                                                                                          18. Cover by Rea Irvin
                                                                                                                        9. [+]
                                                                                                                          March 3, 1986 Issue = 14 Articles
                                                                                                                          1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 25-29
                                                                                                                          2. "Leaving the Party" by Mavis Gallant, pp. 30-31
                                                                                                                          3. "Where You'll Find Me" by Ann Beattie, pp. 32-33
                                                                                                                          4. "The Moon" by Howard Moss, pp. 34-37
                                                                                                                          5. "Early and Late in the Month" by Stanley Plumly, pp. 38-40
                                                                                                                          6. Annals of the Former World (Geology---Part II) by John McPhee, pp. 41-71
                                                                                                                          7. A Reporter at Large (Tanzania) by William E. Smith, pp. 72-83
                                                                                                                          8. The Theatre (Off Broadway) by Edith Oliver, pp. 84-85
                                                                                                                          9. Musical Events by Andrew Porter, pp. 86-90
                                                                                                                          10. Around City Hall by Andy Logan, pp. 91-97
                                                                                                                          11. [+]
                                                                                                                            Books: Downing Street's Fly in Residence by Alistair Cooke, pp. 98-103 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                            1. The Fringes of Power by John Colville
                                                                                                                          12. [+]
                                                                                                                            Briefly Noted, p. 104 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Hawksmoor by Peter Ackroyd
                                                                                                                            2. A Simple Story by S.Y. Agnon
                                                                                                                            3. The Anderson Question by Bel Mooney
                                                                                                                          13. [+]
                                                                                                                            General The Penguin Book of Limericks, by E.O. Parrott, pp. 105-110 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. The Penguin Book of Limericks by E.O. Parrott
                                                                                                                            2. Visible Light by Michael Lesy
                                                                                                                            3. The War of the Two Emperors by Curtis Cate
                                                                                                                            4. Poems from Italy by William Jay Smith and Dana Gioia
                                                                                                                          14. Cover by Charles Addams
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                                                                                                                          March 10, 1986 Issue = 12 Articles
                                                                                                                          1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 35-41
                                                                                                                          2. "Losing the Marbles" by James Merrill, pp. 42-43
                                                                                                                          3. "The News from Ireland" by William Trevor, pp. 44-69
                                                                                                                          4. Annals of the Former World (Geology---Part III) by John McPhee, pp. 70-107
                                                                                                                          5. Musical Events by Andrew Porter, pp. 108-113
                                                                                                                          6. The Theatre by Brendan Gill, pp. 114-116
                                                                                                                          7. [+]
                                                                                                                            The Current Cinema by Pauline Kael, pp. 117-120 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. My Beautiful Laundrette (1986 Film) by Stephen Frears
                                                                                                                            2. Chaos (1985 Film) by Paolo Taviani and Vittorio Taviani
                                                                                                                          8. [+]
                                                                                                                            Books: Nostalgia by Susan Lardner, p. 121 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Family and Friends by Anita Brookner
                                                                                                                            2. Mr. Wakefield's Crusade by Bernice Rubens
                                                                                                                          9. [+]
                                                                                                                            Briefly Noted, p. 122 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. The Book of Absent People by Taghi Modarressi
                                                                                                                            2. Peru by Gordon Lish
                                                                                                                          10. [+]
                                                                                                                            General The Tenniel Illustrations to the "Alice" Books..., p. 123 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                            1. The Tenniel Illustrations to the "Alice" Books by Michael Hancher
                                                                                                                          11. [+]
                                                                                                                            Mystery and Crime The Wabash Factor, by E.V. Cunningham, pp. 124-126 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                            1. The Wabash Factor by E.V. Cunningham
                                                                                                                          12. Cover by Brad Holland
                                                                                                                        11. [+]
                                                                                                                          March 17, 1986 Issue = 14 Articles
                                                                                                                          1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 29-33
                                                                                                                          2. "The Holy Terror" by William Maxwell, pp. 34-35
                                                                                                                          3. "Gargoyle" by Dave Smith, pp. 36-38
                                                                                                                          4. "Things That Matter" by Wright Morris, pp. 39-42
                                                                                                                          5. A Reporter at Large (Household Ecology) by Bill McKibben, pp. 43-91
                                                                                                                          6. Jazz by Whitney Balliett, pp. 92-94
                                                                                                                          7. Our Far-Flung Correspondents (Dresden) by John Lukacs, pp. 95-100
                                                                                                                          8. "Sea Fogs at the Chequammitt Inn" by Brendan Galvin, p. 101
                                                                                                                          9. The Theatre (Off Broadway) by Edith Oliver, pp. 102-104
                                                                                                                          10. [+]
                                                                                                                            Books: Power Play by George Steiner, pp. 105-108 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                            1. The History of Sexuality, Vol. II by Michel Foucault
                                                                                                                          11. [+]
                                                                                                                            Briefly Noted, p. 109 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                            1. Small Business by Tom Parker
                                                                                                                          12. [+]
                                                                                                                            General Arctic Dreams, by Barry Lopez, pp. 110-111 - 5 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Arctic Dreams by Barry Lopez
                                                                                                                            2. Thinking Back by C. Vann Woodward
                                                                                                                            3. The Affair: The Case of Alfred Dreyfus by Jean-Denis Bredin
                                                                                                                            4. Merry Gentlemen by J. Bryan, III
                                                                                                                            5. The Solace of Open Spaces by Gretel Ehrlich
                                                                                                                          13. [+]
                                                                                                                            Mystery and Crime Beyond Blame, by Stephen Greenleaf, pp. 112-114 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                            1. Beyond Blame by Stephen Greenleaf
                                                                                                                          14. Cover by Arthur Getz
                                                                                                                        12. [+]
                                                                                                                          March 24, 1986 Issue = 12 Articles
                                                                                                                          1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 27-31
                                                                                                                          2. "Magnolia" by Vicki Covington, pp. 32-34
                                                                                                                          3. "Caravaggio" by Bill Barich, pp. 35-37
                                                                                                                          4. "Cutlery" by Raymond Carver, pp. 38-43
                                                                                                                          5. The Sporting Scene (Larry Bird) by Herbert Warren Wind, pp. 44-84
                                                                                                                          6. A Reporter at Large (The Amazons) by Alex Shoumatoff, pp. 85-107
                                                                                                                          7. The Theatre by Brendan Gill, p. 108
                                                                                                                          8. Off Broadway by Edith Oliver, pp. 108-111
                                                                                                                          9. [+]
                                                                                                                            The Current Cinema by Pauline Kael, pp. 112-117 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. A Room With a View (1986 Film) by James Ivory
                                                                                                                            2. Turtle Diary (1985 Film) by John Irvin
                                                                                                                            3. Smooth Talk (1985 Film) by Joyce Chopra
                                                                                                                          10. [+]
                                                                                                                            Books: Adventurer by Tony Gibbs, pp. 118-123 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                            1. Shackleton by Roland Huntford
                                                                                                                          11. [+]
                                                                                                                            Briefly Noted, pp. 124-130 - 9 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Rat Man of Paris by Paul West
                                                                                                                            2. Blessings in Disguise by Alec Guinness
                                                                                                                            3. Q.E.D. by Richard P. Feynman
                                                                                                                            4. Reinhold Niebuhr: A Biography by Richard Wightman Fox
                                                                                                                            5. Truman: The Rise to Power by Richard Lawrence Miller
                                                                                                                            6. The Sunday Times Travel Book by Richard Girling
                                                                                                                            7. Jerusalem: Rebirth of a City by Martin Gilbert
                                                                                                                            8. The Letters of Rachel Henning by David Adams and Rachel Henning
                                                                                                                            9. Solomon D. Butcher by John E. Carter
                                                                                                                          12. Cover by Gretchen Dow Simpson
                                                                                                                        13. [+]
                                                                                                                          March 31, 1986 Issue = 14 Articles
                                                                                                                          1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 19-23
                                                                                                                          2. "Sasquatch Watch" by Tim McGinnis, pp. 24-25
                                                                                                                          3. "The Moon in the Orange Street Skating Rink" by Alice Munro, pp. 26-31
                                                                                                                          4. "Communiion" by Mary Stewart Hammond, pp. 32-44
                                                                                                                          5. Profiles (Judge Joseph A. Wapner) by E.J. Kahn, Jr., pp. 45-58
                                                                                                                          6. "Equal Time" by Veronica Geng, p. 59
                                                                                                                          7. Musical Events by Andrew Porter, pp. 60-65
                                                                                                                          8. The Theatre by Brendan Gill, p. 66
                                                                                                                          9. Off Broadway by Edith Oliver, pp. 66-68
                                                                                                                          10. Around City Hall by Andy Logan, pp. 69-77
                                                                                                                          11. [+]
                                                                                                                            Books: Tales from the Gridiron by Richard Preston, pp. 78-81 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                            1. France and England in North America by Francis Parkman
                                                                                                                          12. [+]
                                                                                                                            Briefly Noted, p. 82 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. The New Girl Friend, and Other Stories of Suspense by Ruth Rendell
                                                                                                                            2. Boxen: The Imaginary World of the Young C.S. Lewis by Walter Hooper and C.S. Lewis
                                                                                                                            3. Time Sharing by Richard Krawiec
                                                                                                                          13. [+]
                                                                                                                            General The Courtship of Robert Browning and Elizabeth..., pp. 83-86 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. The Courtship of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett by Daniel Karlin
                                                                                                                            2. Good to Eat by Marvin Harris
                                                                                                                            3. Jonathan Swift: A Hypocrite Reversed by David Nokes
                                                                                                                            4. Moments of Reprieve by Primo Levi
                                                                                                                          14. Cover by Andrej Czeczot
                                                                                                                      2. [+]
                                                                                                                        Issues of Apr.-Jun. 1986 = 13 Issues, 182 Articles
                                                                                                                        1. [+]
                                                                                                                          April 7, 1986 Issue = 14 Articles
                                                                                                                          1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 27-32
                                                                                                                          2. "Remorse" by Veronica Geng, pp. 33-34
                                                                                                                          3. "Tomatoes" by Francine Prose, pp. 35-39
                                                                                                                          4. "The New Affluence" by Alice Fulton, pp. 40-42
                                                                                                                          5. Reflections (Vienna) by Elias Canetti, pp. 43-71
                                                                                                                          6. Musical Events by Andrew Porter, pp. 72-77
                                                                                                                          7. The Theatre (Off Broadway) by Edith Oliver, pp. 78-79
                                                                                                                          8. The Sporting Scene (Horse Racing) by Bill Barich, pp. 80-87
                                                                                                                          9. "Ivy" by Tony Curtis, pp. 88-90
                                                                                                                          10. [+]
                                                                                                                            The Current Cinema by Pauline Kael, pp. 91-95 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Pretty in Pink (1986 Film) by Howard Deutch
                                                                                                                            2. Trouble in Mind (1986 Film) by Alan Rudolph
                                                                                                                          11. [+]
                                                                                                                            Books: Portrait of the Artist as a Man by George Steiner, pp. 96-101 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                            1. Cellini by John Pope-Hennessy
                                                                                                                          12. [+]
                                                                                                                            Briefly Noted, pp. 102-103 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. The Girl Who Would Be Russian, and Other Stories by Willis Johnson
                                                                                                                            2. Two Days in Aragon by M.J. Farrell
                                                                                                                            3. The Stories of Heinrich Boll by Heinrich Boll
                                                                                                                            4. The Sportswriter by Richard Ford
                                                                                                                          13. [+]
                                                                                                                            General Entrances, by Alan Schneider, pp. 104-108 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Entrances by Alan Schneider
                                                                                                                            2. Alexander Pope: A Life by Maynard Mack
                                                                                                                            3. Family and Nation by Daniel Patrick Moynihan
                                                                                                                            4. Footsteps: Adventures of a Romantic Biographer by Richard Holmes
                                                                                                                          14. Cover by Eugene Mihaesco
                                                                                                                        2. [+]
                                                                                                                          April 14, 1986 Issue = 16 Articles
                                                                                                                          1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 27-31
                                                                                                                          2. "Machinery" by Janet Kauffman, pp. 32-34
                                                                                                                          3. "The Third Party" by William Trevor, p. 35
                                                                                                                          4. "David's Watercolor" by James Merrill, pp. 36-44
                                                                                                                          5. Profiles (Vartan Gregorian---Part I) by Philip Hamburger, pp. 45-61
                                                                                                                          6. American Chronicles (Louisiana) by Calvin Trillin, pp. 62-78
                                                                                                                          7. Musical Events by Andrew Porter, pp. 79-83
                                                                                                                          8. The Theatre by Brendan Gill, p. 84
                                                                                                                          9. Off Broadway by Edith Oliver, pp. 85-86
                                                                                                                          10. The Art World by Calvin Tomkins, pp. 87-90
                                                                                                                          11. Letter from Europe by Jane Kramer, pp. 91-104
                                                                                                                          12. [+]
                                                                                                                            Books: Paradox by Naomi Bliven, pp. 105-108 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Pearl Harbor: The Verdict of History by Gordon W. Prange, Donald M. Goldstein, and Katherine V. Dillon, ...
                                                                                                                            2. "And I Was There" by Rear Admiral Edwin T. Layton and Captain Roger Pineau, ...
                                                                                                                          13. [+]
                                                                                                                            Briefly Noted, p. 109 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. The Probity Chorus by Richard Lemon
                                                                                                                            2. The White House Mess by Christopher Buckley
                                                                                                                            3. Stairway C by Elvire Murail
                                                                                                                          14. [+]
                                                                                                                            General The Disappeared and the Mothers of the Plaza, ..., p. 110 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. The Disappeared and the Mothers of the Plaza by John Simpson and Jana Bennett
                                                                                                                            2. Hester Thrale Piozzi by William McCarthy
                                                                                                                            3. All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes by Maya Angelou
                                                                                                                            4. Manhattan Manners: Architecture and Style, 1850-1900 by M. Christine Boyer
                                                                                                                          15. [+]
                                                                                                                            Mystery and Crime Maigret's War of Nerves, by Georges Simenon, pp. 111-114 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Maigret's War of Nerves by Georges Simenon
                                                                                                                            2. Break In by Dick Francis
                                                                                                                          16. Cover by Robert Tallon
                                                                                                                        3. [+]
                                                                                                                          April 21, 1986 Issue = 17 Articles
                                                                                                                          1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 37-41
                                                                                                                          2. "In Family" by Alice Mattison, pp. 42-45
                                                                                                                          3. "Favor" by Elizabeth Tallent, pp. 46-49
                                                                                                                          4. "Dusk" by Sydney Lea, pp. 50-52
                                                                                                                          5. Profiles (Vartan Gregorian---Part II) by Philip Hamburger, pp. 53-68
                                                                                                                          6. "Homage to the Impressionist Painters" by Sherod Santos, p. 69
                                                                                                                          7. Our Far-Flung Correspondents (Argentina) by John Kenneth Galbraith, pp. 70-78
                                                                                                                          8. A Reporter at Large (Naples) by Francis Steegmuller, pp. 79-96
                                                                                                                          9. [+]
                                                                                                                            The Current Cinema by Pauline Kael, pp. 97-105 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Ginger and Fred (1986 Film) by Federico Fellini
                                                                                                                            2. Crossroads (1986 Film) by Walter Hill
                                                                                                                          10. The Theatre by Brendan Gill, p. 106
                                                                                                                          11. Off Broadway by Edith Oliver, pp. 107-109
                                                                                                                          12. Musical Events by Andrew Porter, pp. 110-118
                                                                                                                          13. [+]
                                                                                                                            Philosophy the Guide of Life by Naomi Bliven, pp. 119-123 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Habits of the Heart by Robert N. Bellah, Richard Madsen, and William M. Sullivan, ...
                                                                                                                            2. The Heavens and the Earth by Walter A. McDougall
                                                                                                                          14. [+]
                                                                                                                            Briefly Noted, p. 124 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. King Matt the First by Janusz Korczak
                                                                                                                            2. The Couple from Poitiers by Georges Simenon
                                                                                                                          15. [+]
                                                                                                                            General The Tender Passion, by Peter Gay, p. 125 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. The Tender Passion by Peter Gay
                                                                                                                            2. Nine-Headed Dragon River by Peter Matthiessen
                                                                                                                          16. [+]
                                                                                                                            Mystery and Crime Victims, by Dorothy Uhnak, pp. 126-128 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                            1. Victims by Dorothy Uhnak
                                                                                                                          17. Cover by J.J. Sempe
                                                                                                                        4. [+]
                                                                                                                          April 28, 1986 Issue = 12 Articles
                                                                                                                          1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 25-29
                                                                                                                          2. "A House of Women" by David Plante, pp. 30-32
                                                                                                                          3. "Whoever Was Using This Bed" by Raymond Carver, pp. 33-37
                                                                                                                          4. "Unwilling Suspension" by John Ash, pp. 38-40
                                                                                                                          5. Profiles (Bishop Paul Moore, Jr.) by Jervis Anderson, pp. 41-95
                                                                                                                          6. Musical Events by Andrew Porter, pp. 96-99
                                                                                                                          7. Around City Hall by Andy Logan, pp. 100-104
                                                                                                                          8. The Theatre by Brendan Gill, p. 105
                                                                                                                          9. Off Broadway by Edith Oliver, p. 105
                                                                                                                          10. The Diplomatic Round (Libya) by John Newhouse, pp. 106-116
                                                                                                                          11. [+]
                                                                                                                            Books: Russian Delinquents by John Updike, pp. 117-124 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Novel with Cocaine by M. Ageyev
                                                                                                                            2. Kangaroo by Yuz Aleshkovsky
                                                                                                                          12. Cover by James Stevenson
                                                                                                                        5. [+]
                                                                                                                          May 5, 1986 Issue = 18 Articles
                                                                                                                          1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 33-37
                                                                                                                          2. "Signals" by Constance Schraft, pp. 38-39
                                                                                                                          3. "Green Animals" by Nicholas Christopher, pp. 40-41
                                                                                                                          4. "The Colonel Says I Love You" by Sergei Dovlatov, pp. 42-45
                                                                                                                          5. "Looking Out" by Neal Bowers, pp. 46-47
                                                                                                                          6. Reflections (Baseball and Drugs) by Roger Angell, pp. 48-65
                                                                                                                          7. A Reporter at Large (Cambodia) by Robert Shaplen, pp. 66-104
                                                                                                                          8. "Song" by Jane Kenyon, p. 105
                                                                                                                          9. Jazz by Whitney Balliett, pp. 106-113
                                                                                                                          10. [+]
                                                                                                                            The Current Cinema by Pauline Kael, pp. 114-119 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling (1986 Film) by Richard Pryor
                                                                                                                            2. Violets Are Blue (1986 Film) by Jack Fisk
                                                                                                                            3. Just Between Friends (1986 Film) by Allan Burns
                                                                                                                          11. The Theatre by Brendan Gill, p. 120
                                                                                                                          12. Off Broadway by Edith Oliver, p. 121
                                                                                                                          13. Musical Events by Andrew Porter, pp. 122-128
                                                                                                                          14. [+]
                                                                                                                            Books: After America by Naomi Bliven, pp. 129-131 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                            1. America in Europe by German Arciniegas
                                                                                                                          15. [+]
                                                                                                                            Briefly Noted, p. 132 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. The Sorcerer's Apprentice by Charles Richard Johnson
                                                                                                                            2. The Still Storm by Francoise Sagan
                                                                                                                            3. Handling Sin by Michael Malone
                                                                                                                            4. Providence by Geoffrey Wolff
                                                                                                                          16. [+]
                                                                                                                            General The Holocaust, by Martin Gilbert, pp. 133-135 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. The Holocaust by Martin Gilbert
                                                                                                                            2. Running in Place: Inside the Senate by James A. Miller
                                                                                                                            3. Full Tilt by Dervla Murphy
                                                                                                                            4. Lord Arundel and His Circle by David Howarth
                                                                                                                          17. Natacha Stewart, pp. 136-138
                                                                                                                          18. Cover by Charles E. Martin
                                                                                                                        6. [+]
                                                                                                                          May 12, 1986 Issue = 17 Articles
                                                                                                                          1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 29-33
                                                                                                                          2. "Honeymoon" by Peter Gordon, pp. 34-35
                                                                                                                          3. "Kathleen's Field" by William Trevor, pp. 36-37
                                                                                                                          4. "Irises" by Alicia Ostriker, pp. 38-45
                                                                                                                          5. A Reporter at Large (New Guinea---Part I) by Susan Sheehan, pp. 46-75
                                                                                                                          6. "Summer Cold" by Carol Muske, p. 76
                                                                                                                          7. Letter from Venice by William Murray, pp. 77-92
                                                                                                                          8. The Theatre by Brendan Gill, pp. 93-95
                                                                                                                          9. Musical Events by Andrew Porter, pp. 96-98
                                                                                                                          10. The Art World by Calvin Tomkins, pp. 99-101
                                                                                                                          11. Annals of Medicine (Kevin Starke's Chart) by Berton Roueche, pp. 102-111
                                                                                                                          12. Jazz by Whitney Balliett, pp. 112-117
                                                                                                                          13. [+]
                                                                                                                            Books: Expeditions to Gilead and Seegard by John Updike, pp. 118-125 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
                                                                                                                            2. The Good Apprentice by Iris Murdoch
                                                                                                                          14. [+]
                                                                                                                            Briefly Noted, p. 126 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Sprigg's War by Richard Girling
                                                                                                                            2. Cousin Rosamund by Rebecca West
                                                                                                                            3. The Showa Anthology by Van C. Gessel and Tomone Matsumoto
                                                                                                                            4. Tefuga by Peter Dickinson
                                                                                                                          15. [+]
                                                                                                                            General Final Harvest, by Andrew H. Malcolm, p. 127 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Final Harvest by Andrew H. Malcolm
                                                                                                                            2. Stalin and the Shaping of the Soviet Union by Alex de Jonge
                                                                                                                            3. Louis Sullivan: His Life and Work by Robert Twombly
                                                                                                                          16. [+]
                                                                                                                            Mystery and Crime Dead Ground, by Philip Kerrigan, pp. 128-130 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Dead Ground by Philip Kerrigan
                                                                                                                            2. The Staked Goat by Jeremiah Healy
                                                                                                                          17. Cover by Heidi Goennel
                                                                                                                        7. [+]
                                                                                                                          May 19, 1986 Issue = 14 Articles
                                                                                                                          1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 27-31
                                                                                                                          2. "Bank" by Saul Steinberg, pp. 32-33
                                                                                                                          3. "Great Wits" by Alice Mattison, pp. 34-35
                                                                                                                          4. "The Garden" by Harold Brodkey, pp. 36-39
                                                                                                                          5. "The Black Riviera" by Mark Jarman, pp. 40-42
                                                                                                                          6. A Reporter at Large (New Guinea---Part II) by Susan Sheehan, pp. 43-88
                                                                                                                          7. Reflections (Art and Baseball) by Adam Gopnik, pp. 89-92
                                                                                                                          8. Musical Events by Andrew Porter, pp. 93-97
                                                                                                                          9. [+]
                                                                                                                            The Current Cinema by Pauline Kael, pp. 98-104 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Vagabond (1985 Film) by Agnes Varda
                                                                                                                            2. Wise Guys (1986 Film) by Brian De Palma
                                                                                                                            3. 8 Million Ways to Die~~Eight Millions Ways to Die (1986 Film) by Hal Ashby
                                                                                                                          10. Letter from Europe by Jane Kramer, pp. 105-117
                                                                                                                          11. [+]
                                                                                                                            Books: Two in One by Susan Lardner, p. 118 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                            1. A Family Madness by Thomas Keneally
                                                                                                                          12. [+]
                                                                                                                            Briefly Noted, p. 119 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. A Perfect Spy by John le Carre
                                                                                                                            2. Heart's Desire by Gwyneth Cravens
                                                                                                                            3. The Adrian Mole Diaries by Sue Townsend
                                                                                                                          13. [+]
                                                                                                                            General Beckett at Eighty/Beckett in Context, by Enoch..., pp. 120-124 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Beckett at Eighty/Beckett in Context by Enoch Brater
                                                                                                                            2. Hirohito: The War Years by Paul Manning
                                                                                                                            3. Boston Boy by Nat Hentoff
                                                                                                                            4. Travels with a Superior Person by George Nathaniel Curzon and Peter King
                                                                                                                          14. Cover by Eugene Mihaesco
                                                                                                                        8. [+]
                                                                                                                          May 26, 1986 Issue = 12 Articles
                                                                                                                          1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 23-27
                                                                                                                          2. "Daughters" by James Munves, pp. 28-29
                                                                                                                          3. "Reaching the Stars: My Life as a Fifties Groupie" by Bobbie Ann Mason, pp. 30-33
                                                                                                                          4. "The Claim" by Reynolds Price, pp. 34-38
                                                                                                                          5. A Reporter at Large (New Guinea---Part III) by Susan Sheehan, pp. 39-86
                                                                                                                          6. The Theatre (Off Broadway) by Edith Oliver, p. 87
                                                                                                                          7. Musical Events by Andrew Porter, pp. 88-91
                                                                                                                          8. Letter from Washington by Elizabeth Drew, pp. 92-102
                                                                                                                          9. [+]
                                                                                                                            Books: Kights of Old by George Steiner, pp. 103-105 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                            1. William Marshal: The Flower of Chivalry by Georges Duby
                                                                                                                          10. [+]
                                                                                                                            Briefly Noted, p. 106 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Arab Folktales by Inea Bushnaq
                                                                                                                            2. Stone Virgin by Barry Unsworth
                                                                                                                            3. Mating Birds by Lewis Nkosi
                                                                                                                          11. [+]
                                                                                                                            General The American Newness, by Irving Howe, pp. 107-110 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. The American Newness by Irving Howe
                                                                                                                            2. Somerville and Ross: The World of the Irish R.M. by Gifford Lewis
                                                                                                                          12. Cover by Paul Degen
                                                                                                                        9. [+]
                                                                                                                          June 2, 1986 Issue = 13 Articles
                                                                                                                          1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 23-27
                                                                                                                          2. "Pants on Fire" by Nicholson Baker, pp. 28-29
                                                                                                                          3. "Good Gossip" by Jacqueline Carey, pp. 30-31
                                                                                                                          4. "The Web" by Jorge Luis Borges, pp. 32-37
                                                                                                                          5. Our Far-Flung Correspondents (Coracles) by Anthony Bailey, pp. 38-73
                                                                                                                          6. The Theatre (Off Broadway) by Edith Oliver, pp. 74-76
                                                                                                                          7. [+]
                                                                                                                            The Current Cinema by Pauline Kael, pp. 77-81 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Absolute Beginners (1986 Film) by Julien Temple
                                                                                                                            2. Sweet Liberty (1986 Film) by Alan Alda
                                                                                                                          8. The Sporting Scene (Golf) by Herbert Warren Wind, pp. 82-97
                                                                                                                          9. Around City Hall by Andy Logan, pp. 98-104
                                                                                                                          10. [+]
                                                                                                                            Books: Good Ears by Whitney Balliett, pp. 105-106 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Children of Light by Robert Stone
                                                                                                                            2. In These Promiscuous Parts by Menna Gallie
                                                                                                                          11. [+]
                                                                                                                            Briefly Noted, p. 107 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Table Money by Jimmy Breslin
                                                                                                                            2. 1933 Was a Bad Year~~Nineteen Thirty-Three Was a Bad Year by John Fante
                                                                                                                          12. [+]
                                                                                                                            General Origins of Life, by Freeman Dyson, pp. 107-110 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Origins of Life by Freeman Dyson
                                                                                                                            2. Krazy Kat: The Comic Art of George Herriman by Patrick McDonnell, Karen O'Connell, and Georgia Riley de Havenon, ...
                                                                                                                          13. Cover by Arthur Getz
                                                                                                                        10. [+]
                                                                                                                          June 9, 1986 Issue = 9 Articles
                                                                                                                          1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 29-33
                                                                                                                          2. "Manhattan" by Andrzej Czeczot, pp. 34-37
                                                                                                                          3. "Elephant" by Raymond Carver, pp. 38-41
                                                                                                                          4. "In a Jar" by Czeslaw Milosz, pp. 42-45
                                                                                                                          5. The Diplomatic Round (Weapons Sales) by John Newhouse, pp. 46-69
                                                                                                                          6. Annals of Chemistry (The Ozone Layer) by Paul Brodeur, pp. 70-87
                                                                                                                          7. A Reporter at Large (Provincetown) by Alec Wilkinson, pp. 88-107
                                                                                                                          8. [+]
                                                                                                                            Books: The Passion for Print by William Maxwell, pp. 108-114 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                            1. A Man of Letters by V.S. Pritchett
                                                                                                                          9. Cover by Iris Van Rynbach
                                                                                                                        11. [+]
                                                                                                                          June 16, 1986 Issue = 15 Articles
                                                                                                                          1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 27-32
                                                                                                                          2. "Bluebeard" by Donald Barthelme, p. 33
                                                                                                                          3. "Wild Carrot" by Alfred Corn, pp. 34-35
                                                                                                                          4. "At the Tutor's" by H.L. Mountzoures, pp. 36-37
                                                                                                                          5. "The Light of Being Winded" by Arthur Smith, pp. 38-41
                                                                                                                          6. Annals of Law (Libel Trials---Part I) by Renata Adler, pp. 42-96
                                                                                                                          7. Letter from Washington by Elizabeth Drew, pp. 97-106
                                                                                                                          8. The Theatre (Off Broadway) by Edith Oliver, pp. 107-108
                                                                                                                          9. Musical Events by Andrew Porter, pp. 109-113
                                                                                                                          10. [+]
                                                                                                                            The Current Cinema by Pauline Kael, pp. 114-119 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Mona Lisa (1986 Film) by Neil Jordan
                                                                                                                            2. Top Gun (1986 Film) by Tony Scott
                                                                                                                          11. [+]
                                                                                                                            Books: Ump by James Lardner, p. 120 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                            1. The Conduct of the Game by John Hough, Jr.
                                                                                                                          12. [+]
                                                                                                                            Briefly Noted, p. 121 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                            1. My Friends by Emmanuel Bove
                                                                                                                          13. [+]
                                                                                                                            General Around the Day in Eighty Worlds, by Julio Cort..., pp. 121-122 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Around the Day in Eighty Worlds by Julio Cortazar
                                                                                                                            2. Playing God in Yellowstone by Alston Chase
                                                                                                                            3. The Horse Traders by Steven Crist
                                                                                                                          14. [+]
                                                                                                                            Mystery and Crime Here Be Monsters, by Anthony Price, pp. 123-126 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Here Be Monsters by Anthony Price
                                                                                                                            2. Ground Money by Rex Burns
                                                                                                                          15. Cover by Susan Davis
                                                                                                                        12. [+]
                                                                                                                          June 23, 1986 Issue = 12 Articles
                                                                                                                          1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 17-22
                                                                                                                          2. "Three Poems" by Eamon Grennan, p. 23
                                                                                                                          3. "Last Lessons" by Daniel Menaker, pp. 24-33
                                                                                                                          4. Annals of Law (Libel Trials---Part II) by Renata Adler, pp. 34-83
                                                                                                                          5. Musical Events by Andrew Porter, pp. 84-88
                                                                                                                          6. The Art World by Calvin Tomkins, pp. 89-92
                                                                                                                          7. Jazz by Whitney Balliett, pp. 93-95
                                                                                                                          8. [+]
                                                                                                                            Books: Crash by Naomi Bliven, pp. 96-97 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                            1. Mayday by Michael R. Beschloss
                                                                                                                          9. [+]
                                                                                                                            Briefly Noted, p. 98 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. King of the Golden Valley by Alan Scholefield
                                                                                                                            2. Love Is the Crooked Thing by Lee K. Abbott
                                                                                                                          10. [+]
                                                                                                                            General The War: A Memoir, by Marguerite Duras, p. 98 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. The War: A Memoir by Marguerite Duras
                                                                                                                            2. The Character Factory by Michael Rosenthal
                                                                                                                            3. John Singer Sargent: His Portrait by Stanley Olson
                                                                                                                          11. [+]
                                                                                                                            Mystery and Crime Taming a Sea-Horse, by Robert B. Parker, pp. 99-102 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Taming a Sea-Horse by Robert B. Parker
                                                                                                                            2. The Venus Venture by Hugh Zachary
                                                                                                                          12. Cover by George Booth
                                                                                                                        13. [+]
                                                                                                                          June 30, 1986 Issue = 13 Articles
                                                                                                                          1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 21-26
                                                                                                                          2. "The Bullies" by Harold Brodkey, pp. 27-31
                                                                                                                          3. "Equations of the Light" by Dana Gioia, pp. 32-35
                                                                                                                          4. "The Klipsan Stallions" by Linda Bierds, pp. 36-50
                                                                                                                          5. [+]
                                                                                                                            The Current Cinema by Pauline Kael, pp. 51-56 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Raw Deal (1986 Film) by John Irvin
                                                                                                                            2. The Manhattan Project (1986 Film) by Marshall Brickman
                                                                                                                            3. Legal Eagles (1986 Film) by Ivan Reitman
                                                                                                                            4. Mike's Murder (1984 Film) by James Bridges
                                                                                                                          6. Musical Events by Andrew Porter, pp. 57-60
                                                                                                                          7. Dancing by Arlene Croce, pp. 61-64
                                                                                                                          8. Letter from Europe by Jane Kramer, pp. 65-77
                                                                                                                          9. Around City Hall by Andy Logan, pp. 78-84
                                                                                                                          10. [+]
                                                                                                                            Books: The Sinister Sex by John Updike, pp. 85-87 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                            1. The Garden of Eden by Ernest Hemingway
                                                                                                                          11. [+]
                                                                                                                            Briefly Noted, pp. 88-89 - 5 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. The Patient Has the Floor by Alistair Cooke
                                                                                                                            2. Shcharansky: Hero of Our Time by Martin Gilbert
                                                                                                                            3. Autobiography of a Chinese Girl by Ping-Ying Hsieh
                                                                                                                            4. Louis XIV's Versailles by Guy Walton
                                                                                                                            5. To the Kwai---and Back by Ronald Searle
                                                                                                                          12. [+]
                                                                                                                            Mystery and Crime Double Dutch Treat, by Elmore Leonard, pp. 90-92 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                            1. Double Dutch Treat by Elmore Leonard
                                                                                                                          13. Cover by Gretchen Dow Simpson
                                                                                                                      3. [+]
                                                                                                                        Issues of Jul.-Sep. 1986 = 13 Issues, 166 Articles
                                                                                                                        1. [+]
                                                                                                                          July 7, 1986 Issue = 13 Articles
                                                                                                                          1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 19-24
                                                                                                                          2. "More Zero" by William White, p. 25
                                                                                                                          3. "Blackbird Pie" by Raymond Carver, pp. 26-27
                                                                                                                          4. "To the Angels" by Deborah Digges, pp. 28-31
                                                                                                                          5. "Aere Perennius" by Katha Pollitt, pp. 32-34
                                                                                                                          6. Personal History (Education---Part I) by Mary McCarthy, pp. 35-57
                                                                                                                          7. The Theatre by Brendan Gill, pp. 58-59
                                                                                                                          8. Musical Events by Andrew Porter, pp. 60-63
                                                                                                                          9. Letter from Washington by Elizabeth Drew, pp. 64-79
                                                                                                                          10. [+]
                                                                                                                            Books: Masterpieces by Howard Moss, pp. 80-81 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                            1. Letters on Cezanne by Rainer Maria Rilke and Clara Rilke
                                                                                                                          11. [+]
                                                                                                                            Briefly Noted, p. 82 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                            1. The Blind Corral by Ralph Beer
                                                                                                                          12. [+]
                                                                                                                            General Thinking in Time, by Richard E. Neustadt and E..., pp. 83-86 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Thinking in Time by Richard E. Neustadt and Ernest R. May
                                                                                                                            2. Something About a Soldier by Charles Willeford
                                                                                                                          13. Cover by R.O. Blechman
                                                                                                                        2. [+]
                                                                                                                          July 14, 1986 Issue = 15 Articles
                                                                                                                          1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 19-24
                                                                                                                          2. "Mario Cabot's School Days" by Veronica Geng, p. 25
                                                                                                                          3. "The Fellmonger" by Elizabeth Jolley, pp. 26-27
                                                                                                                          4. "Leonora's Kitchen" by Sydney Lea, pp. 28-33
                                                                                                                          5. Personal History (Education---Part II) by Mary McCarthy, pp. 34-53
                                                                                                                          6. Reflections (George De'ath) by Charlayne Hunter-Gault, pp. 54-57
                                                                                                                          7. Musical Events by Andrew Porter, pp. 58-63
                                                                                                                          8. [+]
                                                                                                                            The Current Cinema by Pauline Kael, pp. 64-66 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. About Last Night... (1986 Film) by Edward Zwick
                                                                                                                            2. Ruthless People (1986 Film) by David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, and Jim Abrahams
                                                                                                                          9. Our Far-Flung Correspondents (National Gallery) by Philip Hamburger, pp. 67-72
                                                                                                                          10. Letter from Vancouver by E.J. Kahn, Jr., pp. 73-81
                                                                                                                          11. [+]
                                                                                                                            Books: John and Liz, Phil and Ed by Whitney Balliett, p. 82 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                            1. The Golden Gate by Vikram Seth
                                                                                                                          12. [+]
                                                                                                                            Briefly Noted, p. 83 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. The Cactus Garden by William Dieter
                                                                                                                            2. The Malady of Death by Marguerite Duras
                                                                                                                            3. Winter Journey by Ronald Frame
                                                                                                                          13. [+]
                                                                                                                            General The Triumph of Politics, by David A. Stockman, pp. 83-84 - 5 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. The Triumph of Politics by David A. Stockman
                                                                                                                            2. The English Channel by Nigel Calder
                                                                                                                            3. Meditations at 10,000 Feet by James S. Trefil
                                                                                                                            4. Marriage and Morals Among the Victorians by Gertrude Himmelfarb
                                                                                                                            5. The Spanish Civil War by Raymond Carr
                                                                                                                          14. [+]
                                                                                                                            Mystery and Crime Barrier Island, by John D. MacDonald, pp. 85-90 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Barrier Island by John D. MacDonald
                                                                                                                            2. Political Suicide by Robert Barnard
                                                                                                                          15. Cover by Jenni Oliver
                                                                                                                        3. [+]
                                                                                                                          July 21, 1986 Issue = 14 Articles
                                                                                                                          1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 21-26
                                                                                                                          2. "I Get By" by Mary Robison, pp. 27-29
                                                                                                                          3. "The Recluse" by Isaac Bashevis Singer, pp. 30-31
                                                                                                                          4. "Oxford, Thirty Years After" by John Updike, pp. 32-33
                                                                                                                          5. A Reporter at Large (San Francisco---Part I) by Frances FitzGerald, pp. 34-35
                                                                                                                          6. "Cedar Waxwing on Scarlet Firethorn" by Stanley Plumly, pp. 36-70
                                                                                                                          7. Jazz by Whitney Balliett, pp. 71-73
                                                                                                                          8. Letter from Argentina by Amos Elon, pp. 74-86
                                                                                                                          9. Musical Events by Andrew Porter, pp. 87-89
                                                                                                                          10. [+]
                                                                                                                            Books: Black Danube by George Steiner, pp. 90-92 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths by Karl Kraus and Harry Zohn
                                                                                                                            2. Gathering Evidence by Thomas Bernhard
                                                                                                                          11. [+]
                                                                                                                            Briefly Noted, p. 93 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Waking the Dead by Scott Spencer
                                                                                                                            2. The Whole Family by William Dean Howells and Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, ...
                                                                                                                          12. [+]
                                                                                                                            General The Bloody Crossroads, by Norman Podhoretz, p. 94 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. The Bloody Crossroads by Norman Podhoretz
                                                                                                                            2. Females of the Species by Bettyann Kevles
                                                                                                                            3. Flowers and Fruit by Colette and Robert Phelps
                                                                                                                            4. Colette: A Passion for Life by Genevieve Dormann
                                                                                                                          13. [+]
                                                                                                                            Mystery and Crime The Gwen John Sculpture, by John Malcolm#2, pp. 95-98 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. The Gwen John Sculpture by John Malcolm#2
                                                                                                                            2. The Blind Run by Brian Freemantle
                                                                                                                          14. Cover by Andrzej Czeczot
                                                                                                                        4. [+]
                                                                                                                          July 28, 1986 Issue = 9 Articles
                                                                                                                          1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 17-21
                                                                                                                          2. "Ave. A" by Richard Cline, pp. 22-24
                                                                                                                          3. "White Dump" by Alice Munro, pp. 25-27
                                                                                                                          4. "Kate Smith in the Grandstand" by Cynthia Zarin, pp. 28-43
                                                                                                                          5. A Reporter at Large (San Francisco---Part II) by Frances FitzGerald, pp. 44-63
                                                                                                                          6. Musical Events by Andrew Porter, pp. 64-67
                                                                                                                          7. Letter from Washington by Elizabeth Drew, pp. 68-76
                                                                                                                          8. [+]
                                                                                                                            The Current Cinema by Pauline Kael, pp. 77-82 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Salvador (1986 Film) by Oliver Stone
                                                                                                                            2. Back to School (1986 Film) by Alan Metter
                                                                                                                          9. Cover by Judith Shahn
                                                                                                                        5. [+]
                                                                                                                          August 4, 1986 Issue = 14 Articles
                                                                                                                          1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 19-24
                                                                                                                          2. "Ghostly" by Alan Ziegler, p. 25
                                                                                                                          3. "From a Journal of the Year of the Ox" by Charles Wright, pp. 26-27
                                                                                                                          4. "Time Alone" by Alice Adams, pp. 28-36
                                                                                                                          5. A Reporter at Large (The Voyager) by Burton Bernstein, pp. 37-53
                                                                                                                          6. The Sporting Scene (Golf) by Herbert Warren Wind, pp. 54-65
                                                                                                                          7. Around City Hall by Andy Logan, pp. 66-71
                                                                                                                          8. The Art World by Calvin Tomkins, pp. 72-76
                                                                                                                          9. Dancing by Arlene Croce, pp. 77-83
                                                                                                                          10. [+]
                                                                                                                            Books: Sweetheart of the Rodeo by James Lardner, pp. 84-85 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                            1. Rain or Shine by Cyra McFadden
                                                                                                                          11. [+]
                                                                                                                            Briefly Noted, p. 86 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. The Contract by J.W. Rhoads
                                                                                                                            2. Milk and Honey by Elizabeth Jolley
                                                                                                                            3. Impostors by George V. Higgins
                                                                                                                          12. [+]
                                                                                                                            General Game Plan, by Zbigniew K. Brzezinski, p. 87 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Game Plan by Zbigniew K. Brzezinski
                                                                                                                            2. The Ego is Always at the Wheel by Delmore Schwartz and Robert S. Phillips
                                                                                                                            3. Strength for the Fight by Bernard C. Nalty
                                                                                                                            4. A Book of Travellers' Tales by Eric Newby
                                                                                                                          13. [+]
                                                                                                                            Mystery and Crime Another Part of the City, by Ed McBain, pp. 88-90 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                            1. Another Part of the City by Ed McBain
                                                                                                                          14. Cover by Roz Chast
                                                                                                                        6. [+]
                                                                                                                          August 11, 1986 Issue = 8 Articles
                                                                                                                          1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 19-23
                                                                                                                          2. "An Anatomy of Migraine" by Amy Clampitt, pp. 24-25
                                                                                                                          3. "The Enigma of Arrival" by V.S. Naipaul, pp. 26-62
                                                                                                                          4. American Chronicles (Central Oregon) by Calvin Trillin, pp. 63-73
                                                                                                                          5. [+]
                                                                                                                            The Current Cinema by Pauline Kael, pp. 74-79 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Club Paradise (1986 Film) by Harold Ramis
                                                                                                                            2. Heartburn (1986 Film) by Mike Nichols
                                                                                                                            3. Aliens (1986 Film) by James Cameron
                                                                                                                          6. Musical Events by Andrew Porter, pp. 80-82
                                                                                                                          7. [+]
                                                                                                                            Books: The New England by V.S. Pritchett, pp. 83-86 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                            1. Paradise Postponed by John Mortimer
                                                                                                                          8. Cover by J.J. Sempe
                                                                                                                        7. [+]
                                                                                                                          August 18, 1986 Issue = 14 Articles
                                                                                                                          1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 17-21
                                                                                                                          2. "Duty" by Vicki Covington, pp. 22-23
                                                                                                                          3. "The Letter Scene" by Susan Sontag, pp. 24-25
                                                                                                                          4. "Arabian Night" by James Merrill, pp. 26-32
                                                                                                                          5. Reflections (Language and Animals---Part I) by Vicki Hearne, pp. 33-57
                                                                                                                          6. The Theatre by Brendan Gill, p. 58
                                                                                                                          7. Off Broadway by Edith Oliver, pp. 58-59
                                                                                                                          8. Our Far-Flung Correspondents by Mollie Panter-Downes, pp. 60-67
                                                                                                                          9. Jazz by Whitney Balliett, pp. 68-69
                                                                                                                          10. [+]
                                                                                                                            Books: Ecolalia by John Updike, pp. 70-71 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                            1. Travels in Hyperreality by Umberto Eco
                                                                                                                          11. [+]
                                                                                                                            Briefly Noted, pp. 72-73 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. A Father's Words by Richard Stern
                                                                                                                            2. Ghosts by Paul Auster
                                                                                                                            3. Hidden Pictures by Meg Wolitzer
                                                                                                                            4. The Embassy House by Nicholas Proffitt
                                                                                                                          12. [+]
                                                                                                                            General Tombee: Portrait of a Cotton Planter, by Theod..., p. 74 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Tombee: Portrait of a Cotton Planter by Theodore Rosengarten and Susan W. Walker
                                                                                                                            2. Arms and Hunger by Willy Brandt
                                                                                                                            3. Victorian Prison Lives by Philip Priestley
                                                                                                                          13. [+]
                                                                                                                            Mystery and Crime Tailor's Dummy, by Irving Weinman, pp. 75-78 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Tailor's Dummy by Irving Weinman
                                                                                                                            2. I Met Murder by E.X. Ferrars
                                                                                                                          14. Cover by Marisabina Russo
                                                                                                                        8. [+]
                                                                                                                          August 25, 1986 Issue = 14 Articles
                                                                                                                          1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 17-21
                                                                                                                          2. "Horse Camp" by Ursula K. Le Guin, pp. 22-23
                                                                                                                          3. "A Half-Life Ahead" by Penelope Gilliatt, pp. 24-25
                                                                                                                          4. "Three Poems" by C.K. Williams, pp. 26-32
                                                                                                                          5. A Reporter at Large (The Philippines---Part I) by Robert Shaplen, pp. 33-73
                                                                                                                          6. Jazz by Whitney Balliett, pp. 74-77
                                                                                                                          7. Reflections (Language and Animals---Part II) by Vicki Hearne, pp. 78-89
                                                                                                                          8. The Theatre by Brendan Gill, p. 90
                                                                                                                          9. Off Broadway by Edith Oliver, pp. 91-92
                                                                                                                          10. [+]
                                                                                                                            Books: Elusive Castaway by Susan Lardner, p. 93 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                            1. Hiroshima Joe by Martin Booth
                                                                                                                          11. [+]
                                                                                                                            Briefly Noted, p. 94 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. The Innocents by Carolyn Slaughter
                                                                                                                            2. "Q" Clearance by Peter Benchley
                                                                                                                          12. [+]
                                                                                                                            General Stranger in Two Worlds, by Jean Harris, p. 95 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Stranger in Two Worlds by Jean Harris
                                                                                                                            2. Napoleon's Family by Desmond Seward
                                                                                                                          13. [+]
                                                                                                                            Mystery and Crime Six Key Cut, by Max Crawford, pp. 96-98 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                            1. Six Key Cut by Max Crawford
                                                                                                                          14. Cover by Charles Saxon
                                                                                                                        9. [+]
                                                                                                                          September 1, 1986 Issue = 11 Articles
                                                                                                                          1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 23-27
                                                                                                                          2. "Dandelion Golf" by Douglas Gasner, pp. 28-29
                                                                                                                          3. "28" by Philip Levine, pp. 30-31
                                                                                                                          4. "The Forgiveness Trick" by Elizabeth Tallent, pp. 32-35
                                                                                                                          5. A Reporter at Large (The Phillipines---Part II) by Robert Shaplen, pp. 36-37
                                                                                                                          6. "Upon a News Item" by Gordon Osing, pp. 38-77
                                                                                                                          7. The Theatre by Brendan Gill, pp. 78-80
                                                                                                                          8. The Sporting Scene (Baseball) by Roger Angell, pp. 81-95
                                                                                                                          9. [+]
                                                                                                                            Books: Interiors by John Lukacs, pp. 96-99 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                            1. Home: A Short History of an Idea by Witold Rybczynski
                                                                                                                          10. Winthrop Sargeant, pp. 100-102
                                                                                                                          11. Cover by Whitney Lee Savage
                                                                                                                        10. [+]
                                                                                                                          September 8, 1986 Issue = 15 Articles
                                                                                                                          1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 27-31
                                                                                                                          2. "Kingdom Come" by Mavis Gallant, pp. 32-33
                                                                                                                          3. "After the War" by Bin Ramke, pp. 34-35
                                                                                                                          4. "Trying" by Mary Robison, pp. 36-37
                                                                                                                          5. "Margaret Fuller, 1847" by Amy Clampitt, pp. 38-41
                                                                                                                          6. The Diplomatic Round (The Summit) by John Newhouse, pp. 42-82
                                                                                                                          7. The Art World by Sanford Schwartz, pp. 83-90
                                                                                                                          8. Our Footloose Correspondents by Tony Gibbs, pp. 91-107
                                                                                                                          9. [+]
                                                                                                                            The Current Cinema by Pauline Kael, pp. 108-113 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Men... (1985 Film) by Doris Dorrie
                                                                                                                            2. Stand By Me (1986 Film) by Rob Reiner
                                                                                                                            3. Nothing in Common (1986 Film) by Garry Marshall
                                                                                                                          10. Musical Events by Andrew Porter, pp. 114-118
                                                                                                                          11. Around City Hall by Andy Logan, pp. 119-131
                                                                                                                          12. [+]
                                                                                                                            Books: Pop by Jeremy Bernstein, pp. 132-135 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. The Second Creation by Robert P. Crease and Charles C. Mann
                                                                                                                            2. In Search of the Big Bang by John Gribbin
                                                                                                                          13. [+]
                                                                                                                            Briefly Noted, p. 136 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Dessa Rose by Sherley Anne Williams
                                                                                                                            2. Fantomas by Marcel Allain and Pierre Souvestre
                                                                                                                            3. Down by the Dockside by Criena Rohan
                                                                                                                          14. [+]
                                                                                                                            General Ford: The Men and the Machine, by Robert Lacey, pp. 137-140 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Ford: The Men and the Machine by Robert Lacey
                                                                                                                            2. The Big Dance by John Castellucci
                                                                                                                          15. Cover by Arthur Getz
                                                                                                                        11. [+]
                                                                                                                          September 15, 1986 Issue = 16 Articles
                                                                                                                          1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 27-31
                                                                                                                          2. "Boswell's Life of Don Johnson" by Ian Frazier, pp. 32-33
                                                                                                                          3. "The Afterlife" by John Updike, pp. 34-35
                                                                                                                          4. "The Persimmons" by Gary Snyder, pp. 36-41
                                                                                                                          5. Onward and Upward With the Arts (Estee Lauder) by Kennedy Fraser, pp. 42-81
                                                                                                                          6. The Art World by Calvin Tomkins, pp. 82-87
                                                                                                                          7. The Theatre (Off Broadway) by Edith Oliver, pp. 88-89
                                                                                                                          8. "Studying With Miss Bishop" by Dana Gioia, pp. 90-101
                                                                                                                          9. Reflections (Symbolism in Foreign Policy) by William Pfaff, pp. 102-105
                                                                                                                          10. "The Fence" by Ellen Bryant Voigt, pp. 106-108
                                                                                                                          11. Our Far-Flung Corresponents (Babyfoot) by Calvin Trillin, pp. 109-115
                                                                                                                          12. [+]
                                                                                                                            Books: Of His Time and for All Seasons by Naomi Bliven, pp. 116-118 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                            1. Murrow: His Life and Times by A.M. Sperber
                                                                                                                          13. [+]
                                                                                                                            Briefly Noted, p. 119 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. A Girl of Forty by Herbert Gold
                                                                                                                            2. The Commodore by Jan de Hartog
                                                                                                                            3. Ghost Dance by Carole Maso
                                                                                                                          14. [+]
                                                                                                                            General The Fruit Palace, by Charles Nicholl, pp. 120-121 - 5 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. The Fruit Palace by Charles Nicholl
                                                                                                                            2. Breaking the Silence by Walter Laqueur and Richard Breitman
                                                                                                                            3. Evolution: A Theory in Crisis by Michael Denton
                                                                                                                            4. The Tolerant Society by Lee C. Bollinger
                                                                                                                            5. The Papers of Samuel Marchbanks by Robertson Davies
                                                                                                                          15. [+]
                                                                                                                            Mystery and Crime Majendie's Cat, by Frank Fowlkes, pp. 122-124 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                            1. Majendie's Cat by Frank Fowlkes
                                                                                                                          16. Cover by Gretchen Dow Simpson
                                                                                                                        12. [+]
                                                                                                                          September 22, 1986 Issue = 11 Articles
                                                                                                                          1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 29-33
                                                                                                                          2. "Disguised" by Isaac Bashevis Singer, pp. 34-35
                                                                                                                          3. "History" by W.S. Merwin, pp. 36-38
                                                                                                                          4. "Steam Gives Way to Sail" by Penelope Gilliatt, pp. 39-41
                                                                                                                          5. "His First Love Speaks" by Cynthia Zarin, pp. 42-45
                                                                                                                          6. A Reporter at Large (Rajneeshpuram---Part I) by Frances FitzGerald, pp. 46-98
                                                                                                                          7. [+]
                                                                                                                            The Current Cinema by Pauline Kael, pp. 99-103 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                            1. Blue Velvet (1986 Film) by David Lynch
                                                                                                                          8. [+]
                                                                                                                            The Great Paraguayan Novel and Other Hardships by John Updike, pp. 104-115 - 5 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
                                                                                                                            2. I the Supreme by Augusto A. Roa Bastos
                                                                                                                            3. A Funny Dirty Little War by Osvaldo Soriano
                                                                                                                            4. The Long Nights of Francisco Sanctis by Humberto Costantini
                                                                                                                            5. The Invention of Morel, and Other Stories by Adolfo Bioy Casares
                                                                                                                          9. [+]
                                                                                                                            Briefly Noted, p. 116 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. The Fall of Kelvin Walker by Alasdair Gray
                                                                                                                            2. Kate Vaiden by Reynolds Price
                                                                                                                            3. Straight Cut by Madison Smartt Bell
                                                                                                                          10. [+]
                                                                                                                            General A Question of Sedition, by Patrick S. Washburn, pp. 117-120 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. A Question of Sedition by Patrick S. Washburn
                                                                                                                            2. The Frampton Flora by Richard Mabey
                                                                                                                          11. Cover by Robert Tallon
                                                                                                                        13. [+]
                                                                                                                          September 29, 1986 Issue = 12 Articles
                                                                                                                          1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 31-35
                                                                                                                          2. "What Happened" by Veronica Geng, pp. 36-37
                                                                                                                          3. "The Girl from Cardigan" by Leslie Norris, pp. 38-39
                                                                                                                          4. "Making Light of It" by Philip Levine, pp. 40-44
                                                                                                                          5. The Sporting Scene (Soccer) by Alastair Reid, p. 45
                                                                                                                          6. "The Pupil" by Donald Justice, pp. 46-82
                                                                                                                          7. A Reporter at Large (Rajneeshpuram---Part II) by Frances FitzGerald, pp. 83-125
                                                                                                                          8. The Theatre (Off Broadway) by Edith Oliver, pp. 126-129
                                                                                                                          9. [+]
                                                                                                                            Books: Prishvin's Nature by John Updike, pp. 130-134 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                            1. Nature's Diary by Mikhail Prishvin
                                                                                                                          10. [+]
                                                                                                                            Briefly Noted, p. 135 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. The Hero of New York by T. Glen Coughlin
                                                                                                                            2. The Children's Bach by Helen Garner
                                                                                                                          11. [+]
                                                                                                                            General Here Lies Eric Ambler, by Eric Ambler, pp. 135-138 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Here Lies Eric Ambler by Eric Ambler
                                                                                                                            2. Wilson and His Peacemakers by Arthur Walworth
                                                                                                                          12. Cover by Charles E. Martin
                                                                                                                      4. [+]
                                                                                                                        Issues of Oct.-Dec. 1986 = 12 Issues, 171 Articles
                                                                                                                        1. [+]
                                                                                                                          October 13, 1986 Issue = 10 Articles
                                                                                                                          1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 35-39
                                                                                                                          2. "Par Avion" by J.J. Sempe, pp. 40-46
                                                                                                                          3. "Leaf Season" by John Updike, pp. 47-49
                                                                                                                          4. "Autumn Elegy for the Giants" by Ira Sadoff, pp. 50-96
                                                                                                                          5. Profiles (Molly Keane) by Mary D. Kierstead, pp. 97-116
                                                                                                                          6. The Sporting Scene (Tennis) by Herbert Warren Wind, pp. 117-145
                                                                                                                          7. Musical Events by Andrew Porter, pp. 146-152
                                                                                                                          8. Books by Brendan Gill, pp. 153-154
                                                                                                                          9. Briefly Noted, p. 155
                                                                                                                          10. Cover by Merle Nacht
                                                                                                                        2. [+]
                                                                                                                          October 20, 1986 Issue = 16 Articles
                                                                                                                          1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 35-39
                                                                                                                          2. "Uncle Aron" by Sergei Dovlatov, pp. 40-41
                                                                                                                          3. "Charlie-O" by Cynthia Kadohata, pp. 42-43
                                                                                                                          4. "Another Autumn, And" by Sydney Lea, pp. 44-47
                                                                                                                          5. "Long Sorrowing" by A.R. Ammons, p. 48
                                                                                                                          6. Profiles (Ingrid Sischy---Part I) by Janet Malcolm, pp. 49-89
                                                                                                                          7. Jazz by Whitney Balliett, pp. 90-99
                                                                                                                          8. The Theatre by Brendan Gill, pp. 100-101
                                                                                                                          9. Off Broadway by Edith Oliver, pp. 102-108
                                                                                                                          10. Musical Events by Andrew Porter, pp. 109-111
                                                                                                                          11. [+]
                                                                                                                            The Current Cinema by Pauline Kael, pp. 112-115 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. True Stories (1986 Film) by David Byrne
                                                                                                                            2. Peggy Sue Got Married (1986 Film) by Francis Ford Coppola
                                                                                                                            3. Down by Law (1986 Film) by Jim Jarmusch
                                                                                                                          12. [+]
                                                                                                                            Books: The Ugly Duckling by John Updike, pp. 116-129 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                            1. Tolstoy's Diaries by R.F. Christian and Leo Tolstoy
                                                                                                                          13. [+]
                                                                                                                            Briefly Noted, p. 130 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. High Art by Rubem Fonseca
                                                                                                                            2. The Fisher King by Anthony Powell
                                                                                                                          14. [+]
                                                                                                                            General Semites and Anti-Semites, by Bernard Lewis, pp. 130-131 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Semites and Anti-Semites by Bernard Lewis
                                                                                                                            2. Reflections in a Writer's Eye by Angus Wilson
                                                                                                                          15. [+]
                                                                                                                            Mystery and Crime Live Flesh, by Ruth Rendell, pp. 132-134 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                            1. Live Flesh by Ruth Rendell
                                                                                                                          16. Cover by J.J. Sempe
                                                                                                                        3. [+]
                                                                                                                          October 27, 1986 Issue = 14 Articles
                                                                                                                          1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 31-35
                                                                                                                          2. "Stealing Time" by Mary Grimm, pp. 36-38
                                                                                                                          3. "Due Cappuccini" by David Updike, p. 39
                                                                                                                          4. "Autumn Firestorm" by Charles Wright, pp. 40-43
                                                                                                                          5. "Wednesday" by Marvin Bell, pp. 44-46
                                                                                                                          6. Profiles (Ingrid Sischy---Part II) by Janet Malcolm, pp. 47-80
                                                                                                                          7. Jazz by Whitney Balliett, pp. 81-99
                                                                                                                          8. A Reporter at Large (European Cemeteries) by Berton Roueche, pp. 100-115
                                                                                                                          9. The Theatre by Brendan Gill, pp. 116-117
                                                                                                                          10. Musical Events by Andrew Porter, pp. 118-123
                                                                                                                          11. Letter from Washington by Elizabeth Drew, pp. 124-143
                                                                                                                          12. [+]
                                                                                                                            Briefly Noted, p. 144 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. My Life with Goya by Andrew Potok
                                                                                                                            2. Bigfoot Dreams by Francine Prose
                                                                                                                            3. Sassenach by Peter Francis Brown
                                                                                                                          13. [+]
                                                                                                                            General FDR: The New Deal Years, 1933-1937, by Kenneth..., pp. 144-152 - 7 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. FDR: The New Deal Years, 1933-1937 by Kenneth S. Davis
                                                                                                                            2. We Irish by Denis Donoghue
                                                                                                                            3. Ernie's War by David Nichols and Ernie Pyle
                                                                                                                            4. The Reckoning by David Halberstam
                                                                                                                            5. Utopia in Power by Mikhail Heller and Aleksandr M. Nekrich
                                                                                                                            6. The Maldive Mystery by Thor Heyerdahl
                                                                                                                            7. Young America: A Folk-Art History by Jean Lipman, Elizabeth V. Warren, and Robert Charles Bishop, ...
                                                                                                                          14. Cover by Eugene Mihaesco
                                                                                                                        4. [+]
                                                                                                                          November 3, 1986 Issue = 15 Articles
                                                                                                                          1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 39-43
                                                                                                                          2. "Halloween" by William Steig, pp. 44-45
                                                                                                                          3. "Flat Creek Road" by John Bennet, pp. 46-47
                                                                                                                          4. "What We Don't Know About Each Other" by Lawrence Raab, pp. 48-52
                                                                                                                          5. Profiles (Sir Steven Runciman) by David Plante, pp. 53-96
                                                                                                                          6. A Reporter at Large (Los Angeles County Gangs) by Bill Barich, pp. 97-131
                                                                                                                          7. [+]
                                                                                                                            The Current Cinema by Pauline Kael, pp. 132-137 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                            1. The Color of Money (1986 Film) by Martin Scorsese
                                                                                                                          8. Musical Events by Andrew Porter, pp. 138-144
                                                                                                                          9. The Theatre by Brendan Gill, p. 145
                                                                                                                          10. Off Broadway by Edith Oliver, pp. 146-147
                                                                                                                          11. Around City Hall by Andy Logan, pp. 148-157
                                                                                                                          12. [+]
                                                                                                                            Summonses, Indictments, Extenuating Circumstances by John Updike, pp. 158-164 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                            1. A Summons to Memphis by Peter Taylor
                                                                                                                          13. [+]
                                                                                                                            Briefly Noted, p. 165 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. An Academic Question by Barbara Pym
                                                                                                                            2. A Flatland Fable by Joe Coomer
                                                                                                                            3. The Pianoplayers by Anthony Burgess
                                                                                                                          14. [+]
                                                                                                                            General France: Fin de Siecle, by Eugen Weber, pp. 166-170 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. France: Fin de Siecle by Eugen Weber
                                                                                                                            2. Orwell: The War Commentaries by W.J. West and George Orwell
                                                                                                                            3. The Railway Station: A Social History by Jeffrey Richards and John M. MacKenzie
                                                                                                                          15. Cover by Charles Addams
                                                                                                                        5. [+]
                                                                                                                          November 10, 1986 Issue = 15 Articles
                                                                                                                          1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 37-41
                                                                                                                          2. "For Real" by Mary Robison, pp. 42-44
                                                                                                                          3. "Postmeridian" by Nina Cassian, p. 45
                                                                                                                          4. "Another Party" by Jacqueline Carey, pp. 46-49
                                                                                                                          5. "I Look for You Everywhere" by Mairi MacInnes, pp. 50-52
                                                                                                                          6. Profiles (Luciano Benetton) by Andrea Lee, pp. 53-82
                                                                                                                          7. Letter from the Space Center by Henry S.F. Cooper, Jr., pp. 83-114
                                                                                                                          8. Musical Events by Andrew Porter, pp. 115-119
                                                                                                                          9. The Theatre (Off Broadway) by Edith Oliver, pp. 120-121
                                                                                                                          10. Reflections (Terror) by William Pfaff, pp. 122-131
                                                                                                                          11. Jazz by Whitney Balliett, pp. 132-137
                                                                                                                          12. [+]
                                                                                                                            Books: Youth Lost and Kept by Helen Vendler, pp. 138-143 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Journals, 1939-1983 by Stephen Spender and John Goldsmith
                                                                                                                            2. Collected Poems, 1928-1985 by Stephen Spender
                                                                                                                          13. [+]
                                                                                                                            Briefly Noted, p. 144 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Roger's Version by John Updike
                                                                                                                            2. Lillian's Story by Kate Grenville
                                                                                                                            3. An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro
                                                                                                                          14. [+]
                                                                                                                            General Clement Attlee: A Political Biography, by Trev..., pp. 145-150 - 5 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Clement Attlee: A Political Biography by Trevor Burridge
                                                                                                                            2. Oskar Kokoschka: A Life by Frank Whitford
                                                                                                                            3. Letters from Prison, and Other Essays by Adam Michnik
                                                                                                                            4. Journal of My Life by Jacques-Louis Menetra and Daniel Roche
                                                                                                                            5. Atlas by Jorge Luis Borges
                                                                                                                          15. Cover by Paul Degen
                                                                                                                        6. [+]
                                                                                                                          November 17, 1986 Issue = 16 Articles
                                                                                                                          1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 39-43
                                                                                                                          2. "The Bridge of Sighs" by Peter Gordon, pp. 44-45
                                                                                                                          3. "First Fire of the Season" by Deborah Digges, pp. 46-47
                                                                                                                          4. "Mr. Doll" by Berry Morgan, pp. 48-53
                                                                                                                          5. Profiles (Nicolas Slonimsky---Part I) by Lawrence Weschler, pp. 54-93
                                                                                                                          6. On and Off the Avenue, pp. 94-118
                                                                                                                          7. (And for Children) , pp. 119-125
                                                                                                                          8. The Theatre (Off Broadway) by Edith Oliver, pp. 126-128
                                                                                                                          9. Musical Events by Andrew Porter, pp. 129-133
                                                                                                                          10. Dancing by Arlene Croce, pp. 134-138
                                                                                                                          11. [+]
                                                                                                                            The Current Cinema by Pauline Kael, pp. 139-143 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                            1. Something Wild (1986 Film) by Jonathan Demme
                                                                                                                          12. [+]
                                                                                                                            Books: The Heart of Matter by George Steiner, pp. 144-150 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                            1. Chardin by Philip Conisbee
                                                                                                                          13. [+]
                                                                                                                            Briefly Noted, p. 151 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Jujitsu for Christ by Jack Butler
                                                                                                                            2. Paradise by Donald Barthelme
                                                                                                                            3. Prizzi's Family by Richard Condon
                                                                                                                          14. [+]
                                                                                                                            General The Cycles of American History, by Arthur M. S..., pp. 152-155 - 6 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. The Cycles of American History by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
                                                                                                                            2. London Under London by Richard Trench and Ellis Hillman
                                                                                                                            3. The Paper by Richard Kluger and Phyllis Kluger
                                                                                                                            4. Hannibal's Footsteps by Bernard Levin
                                                                                                                            5. The Essential Whole Earth Catalog by Stewart Brand
                                                                                                                            6. Once Upon a Time by Pierre Loti, Felice Beato, and Raimund von Stillfried, ...
                                                                                                                          15. [+]
                                                                                                                            Mystery and Crime Spy Wednesday, by William Hood, pp. 156-158 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                            1. Spy Wednesday by William Hood
                                                                                                                          16. Cover by Abel Quezada
                                                                                                                        7. [+]
                                                                                                                          November 24, 1986 Issue = 14 Articles
                                                                                                                          1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 37-41
                                                                                                                          2. "The Way We Live Now" by Susan Sontag, pp. 42-45
                                                                                                                          3. "Four Deer" by Eamon Grennan, pp. 46-51
                                                                                                                          4. Profiles (Nicolas Slonimsky---Part II) by Lawrence Weschler, pp. 52-86
                                                                                                                          5. On and Off the Avenue (Christmas Gifts for the House), pp. 87-103
                                                                                                                          6. The Art World by Calvin Tomkins, pp. 104-113
                                                                                                                          7. Musical Events by Andrew Porter, pp. 114-120
                                                                                                                          8. "Chinese Dinner for One" by B.A. St. Andrews, p. 121
                                                                                                                          9. Letter from Washington by Elizabeth Drew, pp. 122-138
                                                                                                                          10. [+]
                                                                                                                            Books:A Trip in a Time Machine by Emily Hahn, pp. 139-147 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                            1. Move Your Shadow by Joseph Lelyveld
                                                                                                                          11. [+]
                                                                                                                            Briefly Noted, pp. 148-149 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Finding Hoseyn by Colin MacKinnon
                                                                                                                            2. Celebration by Mary Lee Settle
                                                                                                                            3. Cat's Grin by Francois Maspero
                                                                                                                          12. [+]
                                                                                                                            General Divine Landscapes, by Ronald Blythe, p. 150 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Divine Landscapes by Ronald Blythe
                                                                                                                            2. The Anti-Soviet Soviet Union by Vladimir Voinovich
                                                                                                                            3. Mishima: A Vision of the Void by Marguerite Yourcenar
                                                                                                                            4. Lewis Hine: Photographs of Child Labor in the New South by John R. Kemp and Lewis Hine
                                                                                                                          13. [+]
                                                                                                                            Mystery and Crime Fadeaway, by Richard Dean Rosen, pp. 151-154 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Fadeaway by Richard Dean Rosen
                                                                                                                            2. A Taste for Death by P.D. James
                                                                                                                          14. Cover by Heidi Goennel
                                                                                                                        8. [+]
                                                                                                                          December 1, 1986 Issue = 13 Articles
                                                                                                                          1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 29-33
                                                                                                                          2. "More Grim News" by George W.S. Trow, pp. 34-35
                                                                                                                          3. "Reset" by Frederick Barthelme, pp. 36-39
                                                                                                                          4. "Slow Dancing in the Living Room: Thanksgiving" by Mary Stewart Hammond, pp. 40-42
                                                                                                                          5. Profiles (Gyula Krudy) by John Lukacs, p. 43
                                                                                                                          6. "Dust" by Vickie Karp, pp. 44-60
                                                                                                                          7. Jazz by Whitney Balliett, pp. 61-70
                                                                                                                          8. A Reporter at Large (Colorado Butterflies) by Alex Shoumatoff, pp. 71-99
                                                                                                                          9. Dancing by Arlene Croce, pp. 100-103
                                                                                                                          10. Musical Events by Andrew Porter, pp. 104-110
                                                                                                                          11. The Theatre (Off Broadway) by Edith Oliver, pp. 111-114
                                                                                                                          12. Books by Faith McNulty, pp. 115-130
                                                                                                                          13. Cover by Jenni Oliver
                                                                                                                        9. [+]
                                                                                                                          December 8, 1986 Issue = 16 Articles
                                                                                                                          1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 37-42
                                                                                                                          2. "Kim, We Hardly Know Ye" by Bruce McCall, p. 43
                                                                                                                          3. "The First Weekend" by Sara E. Lewis, pp. 44-45
                                                                                                                          4. "At the Grave of George Eliot" by Amy Clampitt, pp. 46-49
                                                                                                                          5. "The Old Hand" by John N. Morris, pp. 50-52
                                                                                                                          6. The Sporting Scene (Baseball) by Roger Angell, pp. 53-93
                                                                                                                          7. Annals of Medicine (Lead) by Berton Roueche, pp. 94-104
                                                                                                                          8. On and Off the Avenue (Christmas Gifts for Children), pp. 105-133
                                                                                                                          9. The Theatre by Brendan Gill, pp. 134-138
                                                                                                                          10. Musical Events by Andrew Porter, pp. 139-149
                                                                                                                          11. "Fire" by Michael Ryan, p. 150
                                                                                                                          12. [+]
                                                                                                                            Books by Whitney Balliett, pp. 151-152 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                            1. Praying for Rain by Jerome Weidman
                                                                                                                          13. [+]
                                                                                                                            Briefly Noted, p. 153 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Peckham's Marbles by Peter De Vries
                                                                                                                            2. Sorcerers by Jacob Needleman
                                                                                                                            3. Style and Substance by Judith Martin
                                                                                                                            4. The House on Moon Lake by Francesca Duranti
                                                                                                                          14. [+]
                                                                                                                            General Voltaire, by A.J. Ayer, pp. 154-155 - 6 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Voltaire by A.J. Ayer
                                                                                                                            2. Cry Hungary! Uprising 1956 by Reg Gadney
                                                                                                                            3. Obbligati: Essays in Criticism by Anthony Hecht
                                                                                                                            4. Skywriting by Word of Mouth by John Lennon
                                                                                                                            5. Traveller Through Time by Malise Ruthven
                                                                                                                            6. Chicago by Studs Terkel
                                                                                                                          15. [+]
                                                                                                                            Mystery and Crime The Messenger Must Die, by Kjell-Olof Bornemark, pp. 156-158 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                            1. The Messenger Must Die by Kjell-Olof Bornemark
                                                                                                                          16. Cover by Arthur Getz
                                                                                                                        10. [+]
                                                                                                                          December 15, 1986 Issue = 17 Articles
                                                                                                                          1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 31-35
                                                                                                                          2. "Retirement Benefits" by George Booth, pp. 36-37
                                                                                                                          3. "Home to Marie" by Ann Beattie, pp. 38-39
                                                                                                                          4. "Vaucanson" by John Ashbery, pp. 40-43
                                                                                                                          5. Profiles (Lincoln Kirstein---Part I) by W. McNeil Lowry, pp. 44-45
                                                                                                                          6. "Howard Hughes Leaves Managua: Peacetime, 1972" by Pamela Alexander, pp. 46-80
                                                                                                                          7. [+]
                                                                                                                            The Current Cinema by Pauline Kael, pp. 81-87 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Crimes of the Heart (1986 Film) by Bruce Beresford
                                                                                                                            2. The Decline of the American Empire (1986 Film) by Denys Arcand
                                                                                                                          8. On and Off the Avenue (Christmas Gifts for Men), pp. 88-104
                                                                                                                          9. The Art World by Calvin Tomkins, pp. 105-107
                                                                                                                          10. Musical Events by Andrew Porter, pp. 108-113
                                                                                                                          11. The Theatre by Brendan Gill, pp. 114-115
                                                                                                                          12. Our Far-Flung Correspondents (Mexico) by Jeremy Bernstein, pp. 116-123
                                                                                                                          13. [+]
                                                                                                                            Books: Old World Wickedness by John Updike, pp. 124-127 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Perfume by Patrick Suskind
                                                                                                                            2. The Enchanter by Vladimir Nabokov
                                                                                                                          14. [+]
                                                                                                                            Briefly Noted, p. 128 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. One Big Bed by John Krich
                                                                                                                            2. The All of It by Jeannette Haien
                                                                                                                          15. [+]
                                                                                                                            General Shielding the Flame, by Hanna Krall, pp. 128-129 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Shielding the Flame by Hanna Krall
                                                                                                                            2. Truman by Roy Jenkins
                                                                                                                          16. [+]
                                                                                                                            Mystery and Crime Heartless, by Stephen Paul Cohen, pp. 130-132 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                            1. Heartless by Stephen Paul Cohen
                                                                                                                          17. Cover by Arnie Levin
                                                                                                                        11. [+]
                                                                                                                          December 22, 1986 Issue = 10 Articles
                                                                                                                          1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 23-27
                                                                                                                          2. "The Teen-Age National Debt" by George W.S. Trow, pp. 28-34
                                                                                                                          3. "Bogota" by James Munves, pp. 35-36
                                                                                                                          4. Profiles (Lincoln Kirstein---Part II) by W. McNeil Lowry, p. 37
                                                                                                                          5. "Secrets" by Deborah Digges, pp. 38-63
                                                                                                                          6. On and Off the Avenue (The Christmas Table), pp. 64-72
                                                                                                                          7. American Chronicles (Texas) by Calvin Trillin, pp. 73-88
                                                                                                                          8. Musical Events by Andrew Porter, pp. 89-91
                                                                                                                          9. Books (Briefly Noted), pp. 92-166
                                                                                                                          10. Cover by Iris Van Rynbach
                                                                                                                        12. [+]
                                                                                                                          December 29, 1986 Issue = 15 Articles
                                                                                                                          1. The Talk of the Town, pp. 17-22
                                                                                                                          2. "Greetings, Friends!" by Roger Angell, p. 23
                                                                                                                          3. "Id" by Charles McGrath, pp. 24-26
                                                                                                                          4. "Remembering I Forget What" by Mark Singer, p. 27
                                                                                                                          5. "Earshot" by Penelope Gilliatt, pp. 28-32
                                                                                                                          6. Profiles (Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid) by Ian Frazier, pp. 33-62
                                                                                                                          7. A Reporter at Large (San Diego and Tijuana) by William Murray, pp. 63-75
                                                                                                                          8. The Theatre by Brendan Gill, p. 76
                                                                                                                          9. Off Broadway by Edith Oliver, pp. 76-79
                                                                                                                          10. Musical Events by Andrew Porter, pp. 80-82
                                                                                                                          11. [+]
                                                                                                                            The Current Cinema by Pauline Kael, pp. 83-85 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Nutcracker: The Motion Picture (1986 Film) by Carroll Ballard
                                                                                                                            2. The Morning After (1986 Film) by Sidney Lumet
                                                                                                                            3. Heartbreak Ridge (1986 Film) by Clint Eastwood
                                                                                                                          12. Letter from Washington by Elizabeth Drew, pp. 86-94
                                                                                                                          13. [+]
                                                                                                                            Books: All Grown Up by Whitney Balliett, p. 95 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                            1. Falling Towards England by Clive James
                                                                                                                          14. [+]
                                                                                                                            Briefly Noted, pp. 96-98 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                            1. Golden Days by Carolyn See
                                                                                                                            2. White Town Drowsing by Ron Powers
                                                                                                                            3. The Musical Theatre: A Celebration by Alan Jay Lerner
                                                                                                                            4. I Am the Only Running Footman by Martha Grimes
                                                                                                                          15. Cover by William Steig
                                                                                                                    2. [+]
                                                                                                                      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
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                                                                                                                                                                  Issues of the 2010s = 1 Year, 3 Issues, 50 Articles
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                                                                                                                                                                    Issues of 2010 = 3 Issues, 50 Articles