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                                                                                                                                              January 8, 1996 Issue = 20 Articles
                                                                                                                                              1. Comment: Stoned Again by Hendrik Hertzberg, pp. 4-5
                                                                                                                                              2. In the Mail, pp. 6-7
                                                                                                                                              3. Goings On About Town, pp. 8-22
                                                                                                                                              4. The Talk of the Town, pp. 23-26
                                                                                                                                              5. Dispatch from Arizona: Hope Against Hope by Peter J. Boyer, pp. 27-30
                                                                                                                                              6. A Critic at Large: Jane's World by Martin Amis, pp. 31-35
                                                                                                                                              7. Personal History: How Nazis Are Made by Ingo Hasselbach and Tom Reiss, pp. 36-40
                                                                                                                                              8. "Still Life" by Robert Mazzocco, pp. 41-48
                                                                                                                                              9. Sketchbook: New Year's Irresolution by Ronald Searle, pp. 49-52
                                                                                                                                              10. "Hands of a Farmer in Co. Tyrone" by Robin Robertson, pp. 53-57
                                                                                                                                              11. Life and Letters: English Lessons from Stephen Spender by Joseph Brodsky, pp. 58-59
                                                                                                                                              12. "Six O'Clock" by Eamon Grennan, pp. 60-67
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                                                                                                                                                The Current Cinema by Terrence Rafferty, pp. 68-72 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. Dead Man Walking (1995 Film) by Tim Robbins
                                                                                                                                              14. Dancing by Arlene Croce, pp. 73-75
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                                                                                                                                                Books: Foursome by George Steiner, pp. 76-79 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. A Centenary Pessoa by Eugenio Lisboa, L.C. Taylor, and Fernando Pessoa, ...
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                                                                                                                                                Under the Influence by Mark Rudman, p. 80 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. Pursued by Furies by Gordon Bowker
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                                                                                                                                                Briefly Noted, p. 81 - 5 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. The Chess Garden by Brooks Hansen
                                                                                                                                                2. Longitude by Dava Sobel
                                                                                                                                                3. The Empire State Building by John Tauranac
                                                                                                                                                4. See Naples by Douglas Allanbrook
                                                                                                                                                5. Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder by Lawrence Weschler
                                                                                                                                              18. Image World by Hilton Als, pp. 82-83
                                                                                                                                              19. Shouts & Murmurs by Christopher Buckley, pp. 84-86
                                                                                                                                              20. Cover: Changing Fortunes by Edward Sorel
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                                                                                                                                              January 15, 1996 Issue = 21 Articles
                                                                                                                                              1. Comment: Medieval New York by Paul Berman, pp. 5-7
                                                                                                                                              2. In the Mail, pp. 8-9
                                                                                                                                              3. Goings On About Town, pp. 10-23
                                                                                                                                              4. The Talk of the Town, pp. 24-27
                                                                                                                                              5. The Political Scene: Dollface by James Traub, pp. 28-35
                                                                                                                                              6. Popular Chronicles: The Homesick Restaurant by Susan Orlean, pp. 36-37
                                                                                                                                              7. Great Dog Poem "No. 1" by Mark Strand, pp. 38-41
                                                                                                                                              8. A Reporter at Large: Silent Sperm by Lawrence Wright, pp. 42-47
                                                                                                                                              9. At the Galleries: Chuck Close by Roger Angell, pp. 48-52
                                                                                                                                              10. Great Dog Poem "No. 2" by Mark Strand, pp. 53-55
                                                                                                                                              11. The Art World: Dada and Mama by Calvin Tomkins, pp. 56-63
                                                                                                                                              12. Fiction: "The Month of Dying" by Vladimir Arsenijevic, pp. 64-69
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                                                                                                                                                Books: Pence and Sensibility by Peter Ackroyd, pp. 70-72 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. The Life of Adam Smith by Ian Simpson Ross
                                                                                                                                              14. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Double Lives by Craig Seligman, pp. 73-74 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. The Law of Enclosures by Dale Peck
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                                                                                                                                                Briefly Noted, p. 75 - 5 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. Morality Play by Barry Unsworth
                                                                                                                                                2. Mazel by Rebecca Goldstein
                                                                                                                                                3. Hope, Human and Wild by Bill McKibben
                                                                                                                                                4. Intimate Worlds: Life Inside the Family by Maggie Scarf
                                                                                                                                                5. Intimacy and Terror by Veronique Garros, Natalia Korenevskaya, and Thomas Lahusen, ...
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                                                                                                                                                The Current Cinema by Anthony Lane, pp. 76-78 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. French Twist (1995 Film) by Josiane Balasko
                                                                                                                                                2. Waiting to Exhale (1995 Film) by Forest Whitaker
                                                                                                                                              17. Postscript by Lawrence Weschler and Richard Avedon, pp. 79-80
                                                                                                                                              18. The Theatre by John Lahr, pp. 81-83
                                                                                                                                              19. Musical Events by Paul Griffiths, pp. 84-85
                                                                                                                                              20. Shouts & Murmurs by Bruce McCall, pp. 86-88
                                                                                                                                              21. Cover: Snow Smoking by Art Spiegelman
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                                                                                                                                              January 22, 1996 Issue = 23 Articles
                                                                                                                                              1. Comment: Francois Premier by Jane Kramer, pp. 6-9
                                                                                                                                              2. In the Mail, pp. 10-11
                                                                                                                                              3. Goings On About Town, pp. 12-28
                                                                                                                                              4. The Talk of the Town, pp. 29-31
                                                                                                                                              5. Dept. of Disputation: Blowup by Malcolm Gladwell, pp. 32-36
                                                                                                                                              6. Listener at Large: True Tales---Well, Maybe by Roger Angell, pp. 37-39
                                                                                                                                              7. "Letters" by W.S. Merwin, pp. 40-43
                                                                                                                                              8. Annals of Archaeology: All the King's Sons by Douglas Preston, pp. 44-53
                                                                                                                                              9. Postscript: Lincoln Kirstein by Arlene Croce, pp. 54-59
                                                                                                                                              10. Album: Walking in the City by Gilles Peress, pp. 60-61
                                                                                                                                              11. A Reporter at Large: Blind Trust by Jane Mayer, pp. 62-65
                                                                                                                                              12. "Reunion Between Plains" by Virginia Hamilton Adair, pp. 66-69
                                                                                                                                              13. At the Galleries: Rea Irvin by Lee Lorenz, pp. 70-71
                                                                                                                                              14. Fiction: "The Falls" by George Saunders, pp. 72-75
                                                                                                                                              15. "The Porcelain Couple" by Donald Hall, pp. 76-77
                                                                                                                                              16. Books by Blake Morrison, pp. 78-79
                                                                                                                                              17. Showcase by Richard Avedon and Brendan Lemon, pp. 80-81
                                                                                                                                              18. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Books: Dewey Still? by Naomi Bliven, p. 82 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. John Dewey and the High Tide of American Liberalism by Alan Ryan
                                                                                                                                              19. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Briefly Noted, p. 83 - 5 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. A Southern Exposure by Alice Adams
                                                                                                                                                2. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
                                                                                                                                                3. An Uncommon Woman by Hannah Pakula
                                                                                                                                                4. Fist Stick Knife Gun by Geoffrey Canada
                                                                                                                                                5. Odd Mercy by Gerald Stern
                                                                                                                                              20. [+]
                                                                                                                                                The Current Cinema by Terrence Rafferty, pp. 84-86 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. Twelve Monkeys (1996 Film) by Terry Gilliam
                                                                                                                                                2. Richard III (1995 Film) by Richard Loncraine
                                                                                                                                              21. Musical Events by Paul Griffiths, pp. 87-89
                                                                                                                                              22. Shouts & Murmurs by John McPhee, pp. 90-92
                                                                                                                                              23. Cover: Ice Burg by David Sandlin
                                                                                                                                            4. [+]
                                                                                                                                              January 29, 1996 Issue = 17 Articles
                                                                                                                                              1. Comment: When Mandates Collide by Alan Brinkley, pp. 7-9
                                                                                                                                              2. In the Mail, pp. 10-11
                                                                                                                                              3. Goings On About Town, pp. 12-28
                                                                                                                                              4. The Talk of the Town, pp. 29-31
                                                                                                                                              5. Brave New World Dept.: Hackwork by Robert Wright, pp. 32-37
                                                                                                                                              6. Dept. of Disputation: Scoop by David Remnick, pp. 38-43
                                                                                                                                              7. Annals of Crime: The Gravel Page by John McPhee, pp. 44-57
                                                                                                                                              8. "Radiators" by John Updike, pp. 58-68
                                                                                                                                              9. Portfolio: Showgirls by Annie Leibovitz, pp. 69-77
                                                                                                                                              10. Fiction: "Drown" by Junot Diaz, pp. 78-83
                                                                                                                                              11. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Books: A Most Untypical Man by Anthony Lane, pp. 84-85 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. Cyril Connolly by Clive Fisher
                                                                                                                                              12. "The Recognitions" by Irving Feldman, pp. 86-88
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                                                                                                                                                Dark Horse by Christopher Buckley, pp. 89-90 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. Primary Colors by Joe Klein
                                                                                                                                              14. [+]
                                                                                                                                                The Current Cinema by James Wolcott, pp. 91-93 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. Angels and Insects (1996 Film) by Philip Haas
                                                                                                                                                2. Mr. Holland's Opus (1995 Film) by Stephen Herek
                                                                                                                                              15. The Theatre by Nancy Franklin, pp. 94-95
                                                                                                                                              16. Shouts & Murmurs by Robert Sullivan, pp. 96-98
                                                                                                                                              17. Cover: N.Y. Cabs by George Riemann
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                                                                                                                                              February 5, 1996 Issue = 22 Articles
                                                                                                                                              1. Comment: Scenes from a Scandal by David Remnick, pp. 4-5
                                                                                                                                              2. In the Mail, pp. 6-7
                                                                                                                                              3. Goings On About Town, pp. 8-22
                                                                                                                                              4. The Talk of the Town, pp. 23-25
                                                                                                                                              5. Annals of Show Business: Bully Boy by John Gregory Dunne, pp. 26-27
                                                                                                                                              6. "That Vase of Lilacs" by Kay Ryan, pp. 28-31
                                                                                                                                              7. Paris Journal: Cinema Dispute by Adam Gopnik, pp. 32-37
                                                                                                                                              8. A Reporter at Large: The Next Prime Minister by Sidney Blumenthal, pp. 38-39
                                                                                                                                              9. "Reflections in an Extended Kitchen" by Clive James, pp. 40-47
                                                                                                                                              10. At the Galleries: The Art of the Brontes by Mary Hawthorne, pp. 48-51
                                                                                                                                              11. Personal History: This Wild Darkness by Harold Brodkey, pp. 52-55
                                                                                                                                              12. Fiction: "Ask Me, Ask Me, Ask Me" by Roddy Doyle, pp. 56-61
                                                                                                                                              13. Family Album: Arthur Getz by Lee Lorenz, pp. 62-63
                                                                                                                                              14. "Hubris" by Mary Karr, pp. 64-67
                                                                                                                                              15. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Books: Revolutionary Theories by Michael Lind, pp. 68-69 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. A Struggle for Power by Theodore Draper
                                                                                                                                                2. Founding Father by Richard Brookhiser
                                                                                                                                              16. [+]
                                                                                                                                                A Heavy World by John Updike, pp. 70-71 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. The Seven Solitudes of Lorsa Lopez by Sony Labou Tansi
                                                                                                                                              17. Showcase by Richard Avedon and Brendan Lemon, pp. 72-73
                                                                                                                                              18. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Books, p. 74 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. Veronica by Nicholas Christopher
                                                                                                                                                2. The Passion of Alice by Stephanie Grant
                                                                                                                                                3. Baize-Covered Table with Decanter by Vladimir Makanin
                                                                                                                                                4. Ain't Gonna Be the Same Fool Twice by April Sinclair
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                                                                                                                                                The Current Cinema by Terrence Rafferty, pp. 75-77 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. White Squall (1996 Film) by Ridley Scott
                                                                                                                                                2. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996 Film) by Robert Rodriguez
                                                                                                                                              20. Jazz by Whitney Balliett, pp. 78-79
                                                                                                                                              21. Shouts & Murmurs by Christopher Buckley, pp. 80-82
                                                                                                                                              22. Cover: The Boy Who Wanted to Be President by J.J. Sempe
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                                                                                                                                              February 12, 1996 Issue = 21 Articles
                                                                                                                                              1. Comment: Alien Ambition by Timothy Ferris, pp. 4-5
                                                                                                                                              2. In the Mail, pp. 6-7
                                                                                                                                              3. Goings On About Town, pp. 8-24
                                                                                                                                              4. The Talk of the Town, pp. 25-28
                                                                                                                                              5. Annals of Communications: That's Entertainment by Ken Auletta, pp. 29-33
                                                                                                                                              6. The Political Scene: Don't Ever Change by Sidney Blumenthal, pp. 34-37
                                                                                                                                              7. Life and Letters: Perfect Pitch by David Remnick, pp. 38-39
                                                                                                                                              8. "Portrait of Tragedy" by Joseph Brodsky, pp. 40-43
                                                                                                                                              9. Artist at Large: La Fenice by Tullio Pericoli, pp. 44-45
                                                                                                                                              10. Letter from Tuzla: Salt City by William Finnegan, pp. 46-57
                                                                                                                                              11. Our Local Correspondents: My Habit by Paul Sheehan, pp. 58-59
                                                                                                                                              12. "Passing" by W.S. Merwin, pp. 60-61
                                                                                                                                              13. Fiction: "Faith" by Tim O'Brien, pp. 62-67
                                                                                                                                              14. A Critic at Large: Lana Turner by John Updike, pp. 68-75
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                                                                                                                                                Books: Koolhaas in 2-D by Brendan Gill, pp. 76-78 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. S, M, L, XL by Rem Koolhaas, Bruce Mau, and Jennifer Sigler
                                                                                                                                              16. [+]
                                                                                                                                                All In the Genes by John Seabrook, pp. 79-81 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. The Lives to Come by Philip Kitcher
                                                                                                                                              17. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Briefly Noted, p. 82 - 5 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. The Wonder Book of the Air by Cynthia Shearer
                                                                                                                                                2. The Hiding Room by Jonathan Wilson
                                                                                                                                                3. Alfred Stieglitz by Richard Whelan
                                                                                                                                                4. View with a Grain of Sand by Wislawa Szymborska
                                                                                                                                                5. The Way We Are by Margaret Visser
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                                                                                                                                                The Current Cinema by James Wolcott, pp. 83-85 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. The Juror (1996 Film) by Brian Gibson
                                                                                                                                                2. A Midwinter's Tale (1996 Film) by Kenneth Branagh
                                                                                                                                              19. Musical by Paul Griffiths, pp. 86-87
                                                                                                                                              20. Shouts & Murmurs by Calvin Trillin, pp. 88-90
                                                                                                                                              21. Cover: Presidential Privilege by Edward Sorel
                                                                                                                                            7. [+]
                                                                                                                                              February 19, 1996 Issue = 20 Articles
                                                                                                                                              1. Comment: Is Burundi Next? by Philip Gourevitch, pp. 7-9
                                                                                                                                              2. In the Mail, pp. 10-11
                                                                                                                                              3. Goings On About Town, pp. 12-32
                                                                                                                                              4. The Talk of the Town, pp. 33-37
                                                                                                                                              5. Annals of Finance: Fleeing the Fed by John Cassidy, pp. 38-43
                                                                                                                                              6. "The Flock" by Michael Longley, pp. 44-46
                                                                                                                                              7. Domestic Life: The Eros of Parenthood by Noelle Oxenhandler, pp. 47-49
                                                                                                                                              8. Letter from New Hampshire: Banana Republican by Hendrik Hertzberg, pp. 50-53
                                                                                                                                              9. The World of Business: Jerry's Deal by Connie Bruck, pp. 54-56
                                                                                                                                              10. "Voluptas" by Irving Feldman, pp. 57-69
                                                                                                                                              11. Life and Letters: An Oxford Union by Ian Hamilton, pp. 70-75
                                                                                                                                              12. Fiction: "Loose Continuity" by William Boyd, pp. 76-80
                                                                                                                                              13. Sketchbook: Top Dogs by Lars Hokanson and Frances Cichetti, pp. 81-84
                                                                                                                                              14. [+]
                                                                                                                                                First City by Jonathan Franzen, pp. 85-87 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. City Life by Witold Rybczynski
                                                                                                                                                2. The Encyclopedia of New York City by Kenneth T. Jackson
                                                                                                                                              15. Showcase: Michelle Pfeiffer by Richard Avedon and James Wolcott, pp. 88-91
                                                                                                                                              16. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Running Scared by Andrew Ferguson, pp. 92-93 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. Going Negative by Stephen Ansolabehere and Shanto Iyengar
                                                                                                                                              17. The Theatre by John Lahr, pp. 94-96
                                                                                                                                              18. [+]
                                                                                                                                                The Current Cinema by Terrence Rafferty, pp. 97-99 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. The Broken Arrow (1950 Film) by Delmer Daves
                                                                                                                                                2. City Hall (1996 Film) by Harold Becker
                                                                                                                                              19. Shouts & Murmurs by John Updike, pp. 100-102
                                                                                                                                              20. Cover: Cupid's Volley by Peter de Seve
                                                                                                                                            8. [+]
                                                                                                                                              February 26, 1996 Issue = 33 Articles
                                                                                                                                              1. Comment: Sister Acts by Dorothy Wickenden, pp. 11-15
                                                                                                                                              2. Goings On About Town, pp. 16-52
                                                                                                                                              3. The Talk of the Town, pp. 53-55
                                                                                                                                              4. "Revenge of the Ex-Mistress" by Mary Karr, pp. 56-57
                                                                                                                                              5. Dept. of Disputation: Devil Women by Katha Pollitt, pp. 58-64
                                                                                                                                              6. Domestic Life: Mom Overboard! by Mark Singer, p. 65
                                                                                                                                              7. "One Ordinary Evening" by Virginia Hamilton Adair, pp. 66-75
                                                                                                                                              8. Personal History: Sin Big by Mary Daly, pp. 76-87
                                                                                                                                              9. Life and Letters: The Angry Divide by Mairi MacInnes, pp. 88-89
                                                                                                                                              10. "Ladies' Luncheon" by Mairi MacInnes, pp. 90-93
                                                                                                                                              11. Annals of Appearances: My Best White Friend by Patricia J. Williams, pp. 94-97
                                                                                                                                              12. Personal History: Unlikely Obsession by Daphne Merkin, pp. 98-115
                                                                                                                                              13. A Reporter at Large: Hating Hillary by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., pp. 116-121
                                                                                                                                              14. Showcase: Running Free by Annie Leibovitz, pp. 122-129
                                                                                                                                              15. "A Kiss" by Deborah Garrison, pp. 130-133
                                                                                                                                              16. Dept. of Amplification: With Respect to Roseann by James Wolcott, pp. 134-135
                                                                                                                                              17. Personal History: The Invisible Woman by Jane Kramer, pp. 136-141
                                                                                                                                              18. Makeovers: Royal Flesh by Simon Schama, pp. 142-147
                                                                                                                                              19. Letter from Las Vegas: How the Maids Fought Back by Sara Mosle, pp. 148-149
                                                                                                                                              20. "Flirtation, July, 1953" by Joyce Carol Oates, pp. 150-155
                                                                                                                                              21. Showcase: Dance Class by Annie Leibovitz, pp. 156-157
                                                                                                                                              22. Annals of Crime: Broken Sentences by Anna Deavere Smith, pp. 158-163
                                                                                                                                              23. Onward and Upward With the Arts: Is the Muse Dead? by Arlene Croce, pp. 164-169
                                                                                                                                              24. Portfolio: Faces of Abuse by Annie Leibovitz, pp. 170-171
                                                                                                                                              25. Life and Letters: Lady with a Pencil by Nancy Franklin, pp. 172-173
                                                                                                                                              26. Office Politics: The Home Front by Lillian Ross, pp. 174-175
                                                                                                                                              27. Sketchbook: How to Enjoy the Battle of the Sexes by Guerrilla Girls, pp. 176-185
                                                                                                                                              28. Medical Notes: The Third Age by Francine du Plessix Gray, pp. 186-191
                                                                                                                                              29. Fashion Statement: Why High Heels? by Sandra Bernhard, pp. 192-193
                                                                                                                                              30. Medical Notes: The Wandering Womb by Mary Lefkowitz, pp. 194-195
                                                                                                                                              31. Annals of Sisterhood: Don't Tell Mother by Wendy Wasserstein, pp. 196-199
                                                                                                                                              32. Shouts & Murmurs by Amy Sedaris, pp. 200-202
                                                                                                                                              33. Cover: Eustacia Tilley by R.O. Blechman
                                                                                                                                            9. [+]
                                                                                                                                              March 11, 1996 Issue = 20 Articles
                                                                                                                                              1. Comment: Mutally Assured Stupidity by Walter Russell Mead, pp. 9-13
                                                                                                                                              2. In the Mail, pp. 14-15
                                                                                                                                              3. Goings On About Town, pp. 16-38
                                                                                                                                              4. The Talk of the Town, pp. 39-43
                                                                                                                                              5. Annals of Law: A Complicated Life by Ira Silverman and Fredric Dannen, pp. 44-51
                                                                                                                                              6. "Jupiter Evening Star" by Judith Baumel, pp. 52-53
                                                                                                                                              7. Postscript: The Good Doctor by Alec Wilkinson, pp. 54-57
                                                                                                                                              8. The Political Scene: Uninvited Guests by Michael Kelly, pp. 58-67
                                                                                                                                              9. Letter from Russia: Gorbachev's Last Hurrah by David Remnick, pp. 68-75
                                                                                                                                              10. "Locus Solus" by Vijay Seshadri, pp. 76-79
                                                                                                                                              11. At the Galleries: Hattie Carnegie by Hilton Als, pp. 80-83
                                                                                                                                              12. Oscar Portfolio: Turning On the Light by Helmut Newton and Roger Angell, pp. 84-89
                                                                                                                                              13. Fiction: "Wonderful Tricks" by Gregory Spatz, pp. 90-97
                                                                                                                                              14. The Art World: Jacqueline Kenney Onassis's taste by Calvin Tomkins, pp. 98-100
                                                                                                                                              15. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Mann in Love by Alex Ross, pp. 101-104 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. Thomas Mann: A Life by Donald A. Prater
                                                                                                                                                2. Thomas Mann: A Biography by Ronald Hayman
                                                                                                                                                3. Thomas Mann: Eros and Literature by Anthony Heilbut
                                                                                                                                              16. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Supreme Fiction by George Steiner, pp. 105-106 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. In the Beauty of the Lilies by John Updike
                                                                                                                                              17. [+]
                                                                                                                                                The Current Cinema by James Wolcott, pp. 107-109 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. Up Close and Personal (1996 Film) by Jon Avnet
                                                                                                                                              18. The Theatre by Nancy Franklin, pp. 110-111
                                                                                                                                              19. Shouts & Murmurs by Christopher Buckley, pp. 112-114
                                                                                                                                              20. Cover: Warm Front by Lorenzo Mattotti
                                                                                                                                            10. [+]
                                                                                                                                              March 18, 1996 Issue = 20 Articles
                                                                                                                                              1. Comment: The Twilight War by Meron Benvenisti, pp. 9-11
                                                                                                                                              2. In the Mail, pp. 12-13
                                                                                                                                              3. Goings On About Town, pp. 14-36
                                                                                                                                              4. The Talk of the Town, pp. 37-41
                                                                                                                                              5. Annals of Communications: The News Rush by Ken Auletta, pp. 42-58
                                                                                                                                              6. Paris Journal: The Virtual Bishop by Adam Gopnik, pp. 59-63
                                                                                                                                              7. A Reporter at Large: A Death for Dixie by Tony Horwitz, pp. 64-69
                                                                                                                                              8. Showcase: Ellen DeGeneres by Annie Leibovitz and Nancy Franklin, pp. 70-75
                                                                                                                                              9. "Where Did I Leave Off?" by Virginia Hamilton Adair, pp. 76-77
                                                                                                                                              10. Fact and Fiction: The Queen's Touch by Paul Theroux, pp. 78-85
                                                                                                                                              11. Profile: The Negotiator by Elsa Walsh, pp. 86-89
                                                                                                                                              12. "Now You Need Me" by Virginia Hamilton Adair, pp. 90-97
                                                                                                                                              13. The Art World by Simon Schama, pp. 98-101
                                                                                                                                              14. [+]
                                                                                                                                                A Red Death by George Steiner, pp. 102-105 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. The Aldo Moro Murder Case by Richard Drake
                                                                                                                                              15. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Beetlemania by Anna Shapiro, pp. 106-107 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. Still Life with Volkswagens by Geoff Nicholson
                                                                                                                                              16. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Briefly Noted, p. 108 - 5 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
                                                                                                                                                2. The Brimstone Wedding by Barbara Vine
                                                                                                                                                3. Autopsy on an Empire by Jack F. Matlock, Jr.
                                                                                                                                                4. Genius Talk by Denis Brian
                                                                                                                                                5. Love, Loss, and What I Wore by Ilene Beckerman
                                                                                                                                              17. [+]
                                                                                                                                                The Current Cinema by Terrence Rafferty, pp. 109-112 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. The Birdcage (1996 Film) by Mike Nichols
                                                                                                                                                2. From the Journals of Jean Seberg (1996 Film) by Mark Rappaport
                                                                                                                                              18. Musical Events by Paul Griffiths, pp. 113-115
                                                                                                                                              19. Shouts & Murmurs by Jonathan Franzen, pp. 116-118
                                                                                                                                              20. Cover: Lion and Lamb by Lars Hokanson and Frances Cichetti
                                                                                                                                            11. [+]
                                                                                                                                              March 25, 1996 Issue = 19 Articles
                                                                                                                                              1. Comment: Dire Strait by Orville Schell, pp. 9-11
                                                                                                                                              2. In the Mail, pp. 12-13
                                                                                                                                              3. Goings On About Town, pp. 14-32
                                                                                                                                              4. The Talk of the Town, pp. 33-37
                                                                                                                                              5. The Political Scene: Pitchford Rebellion by Sidney Blumenthal, pp. 38-43
                                                                                                                                              6. Life and Letters: The Third Man by Michael Korda, pp. 44-46
                                                                                                                                              7. "The Appointment" by Ruth Padel, pp. 47-51
                                                                                                                                              8. A Reporter at Large: The New Americans by William Finnegan, pp. 52-59
                                                                                                                                              9. Onward and Upward with the Arts: Margarett Sargent by Honor Moore, pp. 60-63
                                                                                                                                              10. "Who She Was" by David Lehman, pp. 64-71
                                                                                                                                              11. Profile: The Big Picture by John Lahr, pp. 72-79
                                                                                                                                              12. Fiction: "Three Stories" by Sam Shepard, pp. 80-84
                                                                                                                                              13. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Our Favorite Cynic by Joseph Epstein, pp. 85-88 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. Ambrose Bierce: Alone in Bad Company by Roy Morris, Jr.
                                                                                                                                              14. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Brett Again by Andrew Solomon, pp. 89-90 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. Being Brett by Douglas Hobbie
                                                                                                                                              15. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Briefly Noted, p. 91 - 5 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. St. Famous by Jonathan Dee
                                                                                                                                                2. Ship Fever, and Other Stories by Andrea Barrett
                                                                                                                                                3. Previous Convictions by Nora Sayre
                                                                                                                                                4. God's Chinese Son by Jonathan D. Spence
                                                                                                                                                5. Rest for the Wicked by Glyn Maxwell
                                                                                                                                              16. The Art World by Calvin Tomkins, pp. 92-96
                                                                                                                                              17. [+]
                                                                                                                                                The Current Cinema by Anthony Lane, pp. 97-99 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. Land and Freedom (1996 Film) by Ken Loach
                                                                                                                                                2. The Flower of My Secret (1996 Film) by Pedro Almodovar
                                                                                                                                                3. Fargo (1996 Film) by Joel Coen
                                                                                                                                              18. Shouts & Murmurs by Robert Sullivan, pp. 100-102
                                                                                                                                              19. Cover: The Moment of Truth by Carter Goodrich
                                                                                                                                          2. [+]
                                                                                                                                            Issues of Apr.-Jun. 1996 = 12 Issues, 269 Articles
                                                                                                                                            1. [+]
                                                                                                                                              April 1, 1996 Issue = 20 Articles
                                                                                                                                              1. Comment: Humility and Justice by Jeffrey Toobin, pp. 7-9
                                                                                                                                              2. In the Mail, pp. 10-15
                                                                                                                                              3. Goings On About Town, pp. 16-40
                                                                                                                                              4. The Talk of the Town, pp. 41-43
                                                                                                                                              5. Letter from Washington: Accentuate the Negative by Michael Kelly, pp. 44-48
                                                                                                                                              6. Onward and Upward with the Arts: The Playful Pianist by A. Alvarez, p. 49
                                                                                                                                              7. "If She Only Had One Minute" by Kay Ryan, pp. 50-55
                                                                                                                                              8. Letter from Tokyo: Nerve Gas and the Four Noble Truths by Murray Sayle, pp. 56-61
                                                                                                                                              9. Down the Runway: British Designer Alexander McQueen by Ingrid Sischy, pp. 62-65
                                                                                                                                              10. "Surfaces" by Kay Ryan, pp. 66-71
                                                                                                                                              11. Life and Letters: Making Advances by Ian Parker, pp. 72-73
                                                                                                                                              12. "Why Isn't It All More Marked?" by Kay Ryan, pp. 74-79
                                                                                                                                              13. At the Galleries: Clifford Odets's paintings by Brendan Lemon, pp. 80-81
                                                                                                                                              14. Fiction: "New York Girl" by John Updike, pp. 82-87
                                                                                                                                              15. A Critic at Large: W.H. Auden in New York by Nicholas Jenkins, pp. 88-96
                                                                                                                                              16. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Flaubert in the Trenches by Simon Schama, pp. 97-98 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
                                                                                                                                              17. Mixed Media: Trash TV polices itself by James Walcott, pp. 99-101
                                                                                                                                              18. [+]
                                                                                                                                                The Current Cinema by Terrence Rafferty, pp. 102-103 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. Diabolique (1996 Film) by Jeremiah S. Chechik
                                                                                                                                                2. A Family Thing (1995 Film) by Richard Pearce
                                                                                                                                              19. Shouts & Murmurs by Thomas Meehan, pp. 104-106
                                                                                                                                              20. Cover: Landmarks Commission to Meet in Special Session by Bruce McCall
                                                                                                                                            2. [+]
                                                                                                                                              April 8, 1996 Issue = 22 Articles
                                                                                                                                              1. Comment: Domestic Tranquillity by Jeffrey Frank, pp. 5-7
                                                                                                                                              2. In the Mail, pp. 8-11
                                                                                                                                              3. Goings On About Town, pp. 12-30
                                                                                                                                              4. The Talk of the Town by Anthony Lane, pp. 31-46
                                                                                                                                              5. Our Local Correspondents: The Life Preserver by James Traub, pp. 47-60
                                                                                                                                              6. Dept. of Disputation: Mad Cows and Englishmen by Simon Schama, pp. 61-62
                                                                                                                                              7. Annals of Religion: Blood and Tears by Marina Warner, pp. 63-64
                                                                                                                                              8. "Sometimes, at Night" by Lucy Cores, pp. 65-69
                                                                                                                                              9. Profile: King of Cats by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., pp. 70-73
                                                                                                                                              10. "In Late February" by Eamon Grennan, pp. 74-76
                                                                                                                                              11. Artist at Large: Nights at the Circus by James McMullan, pp. 77-81
                                                                                                                                              12. Personal History: How I Became a Single Woman by Alison Rose, pp. 82-87
                                                                                                                                              13. "What Is a Garden" by W.S. Merwin, pp. 88-91
                                                                                                                                              14. Fiction: "Mother with Child" by Jonathan Wilson, pp. 92-95
                                                                                                                                              15. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Misfortune Tellers by Philip Gourevitch, pp. 96-99 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. War Before Civilization by Lawrence H. Keeley
                                                                                                                                                2. Jihad vs. McWorld by Benjamin Barber
                                                                                                                                                3. The Ends of the Earth by Robert D. Kaplan
                                                                                                                                              16. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Comic and Elegiac by Helen Vendler, pp. 100-101 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. Red Sauce, Whiskey and Snow by August Kleinzahler
                                                                                                                                                2. Atlantis by Mark Doty
                                                                                                                                              17. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Briefly Noted, p. 102 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. Journey to the Land of the Flies and Other Travels by Aldo Buzzi
                                                                                                                                                2. No Intermissions by Carol Easton
                                                                                                                                                3. Germany Unified and Europe Transformed by Philip Zelikow and Condoleezza Rice
                                                                                                                                                4. Battle's End by Caroline Alexander
                                                                                                                                              18. The Theatre by Nancy Franklin, pp. 103-105
                                                                                                                                              19. [+]
                                                                                                                                                The Current Cinema by Anthony Lane, pp. 106-107 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. Sgt. Bilko (1996 Film) by Jonathan Lynn
                                                                                                                                              20. Musical Events by Paul Griffiths, pp. 108-109
                                                                                                                                              21. Shouts & Murmurs by Bruce McCall, pp. 110-112
                                                                                                                                              22. Cover: Parade Best by Maira Kalman
                                                                                                                                            3. [+]
                                                                                                                                              April 15, 1996 Issue = 21 Articles
                                                                                                                                              1. A Critic at Large: The Slam Dunk by John Gregory Dunne, pp. 4-8
                                                                                                                                              2. Comment: The Fixer as Statesman by Sean Wilentz, pp. 9-13
                                                                                                                                              3. In the Mail, pp. 14-15
                                                                                                                                              4. Goings On About Town, pp. 16-36
                                                                                                                                              5. The Talk of the Town, pp. 37-44
                                                                                                                                              6. Onward and Upward with the Arts: The Dangling Man by John Lahr, pp. 45-49
                                                                                                                                              7. "Sheela-Na-Gig" by Robin Robertson, pp. 50-53
                                                                                                                                              8. Personal History: Cancer Becomes Me by Marjorie Gross, pp. 54-55
                                                                                                                                              9. A Reporter at Large: A Fever in the White House by Peter J. Boyer, pp. 56-68
                                                                                                                                              10. "The Bolt" by Mary Kinzie, pp. 69-73
                                                                                                                                              11. Life and Letters: Rebecca West's War by Brian Hall, pp. 74-76
                                                                                                                                              12. "The Fruit Bat" by Nancy Willard, pp. 77-83
                                                                                                                                              13. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Mountain Miseries by John Updike, pp. 84-87 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. Death in the Andes by Mario Vargas Llosa
                                                                                                                                              14. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Loopholes for Living by Malcolm Gladwell, pp. 88-89 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. Ill-Gotten Gains by Leo Katz
                                                                                                                                              15. Showcase: John Malkovich by Brendan Lemon and Helmut Newton, pp. 90-91
                                                                                                                                              16. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Books: Briefly Noted, p. 92 - 5 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. The Book of Secrets by M.G. Vassanji
                                                                                                                                                2. A Heart So White by Javier Marias
                                                                                                                                                3. The End of Alice by A.M. Homes
                                                                                                                                                4. Jackson's Dilemma by Iris Murdoch
                                                                                                                                                5. Atticus by Ron Hansen
                                                                                                                                              17. Jazz by Whitney Balliett, pp. 93-95
                                                                                                                                              18. [+]
                                                                                                                                                The Current Cinema by Terrence Rafferty, pp. 96-98 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964 Film) by Jacques Demy
                                                                                                                                                2. Flirting with Disaster (1996 Film) by David O. Russell
                                                                                                                                              19. The Theatre by John Lahr, pp. 99-101
                                                                                                                                              20. Shouts & Murmurs by Christopher Buckley, pp. 102-104
                                                                                                                                              21. Cover: Shakedown by Richard McGuire
                                                                                                                                            4. [+]
                                                                                                                                              April 22, 1996 Issue = 21 Articles
                                                                                                                                              1. Comment: Veil of Tears by Nicholas Jenkins, pp. 7-9
                                                                                                                                              2. In the Mail, pp. 10-11
                                                                                                                                              3. Goings On About Town, pp. 12-36
                                                                                                                                              4. The Talk of the Town, pp. 37-39
                                                                                                                                              5. Letter from Washington: After the First Date by Michael Kelly, pp. 40-41
                                                                                                                                              6. "Early Sex" by Brenda Hillman, pp. 42-43
                                                                                                                                              7. A Critic at Large: Blaming the Germans by Clive James, pp. 44-50
                                                                                                                                              8. Dept. of Disputation: All Worked Up by John Cassidy, pp. 51-55
                                                                                                                                              9. A Reporter at Large: How Independent is the Counsel? by Jane Mayer, pp. 56-63
                                                                                                                                              10. "The Sick Wife" by Jane Kenyon, pp. 64-65
                                                                                                                                              11. Onward and Upward With the Arts: Zeffirelli's Revenge by Andrea Lee, pp. 66-70
                                                                                                                                              12. "The Ship Pounding" by Donald Hall, pp. 71-75
                                                                                                                                              13. Fiction: "The Night in Question" by Tobias Wolff, pp. 76-79
                                                                                                                                              14. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Shirley Temple Regina by John Updike, pp. 80-83 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. Elizabeth by Sarah Bradford
                                                                                                                                              15. Showcase: Sam Shepard by Stephen Schiff and Richard Avedon, pp. 84-86
                                                                                                                                              16. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Troubled Children by Sara Mosle, pp. 87-88 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. The Vulnerable Child by Richard Weissbourd
                                                                                                                                              17. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Briefly Noted, p. 89 - 5 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. Emerson Among the Eccentrics by Carlos Baker
                                                                                                                                                2. At Home in France by Ann Barry
                                                                                                                                                3. Playing Off the Rail by David McCumber
                                                                                                                                                4. Doubles by Robert Polito
                                                                                                                                                5. The Master Letters by Lucie Brock-Broido
                                                                                                                                              18. [+]
                                                                                                                                                The Current Cinema by Anthony Lane, pp. 90-92 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. James and the Giant Peach (1996 Film) by Henry Selick
                                                                                                                                                2. Nelly and Monsieur Arnaud (1995 Film) by Claude Sautet
                                                                                                                                              19. Musical Events by Paul Griffiths, pp. 93-95
                                                                                                                                              20. Shouts & Murmurs by Steve Martin, pp. 96-98
                                                                                                                                              21. Cover: Family Values by Art Spiegelman
                                                                                                                                            5. [+]
                                                                                                                                              April 29, 1996 Issue = 32 Articles
                                                                                                                                              1. Comment: The African-American Century by H.H. and H.L.G., pp. 9-13
                                                                                                                                              2. Goings On About Town, pp. 14-46
                                                                                                                                              3. The Talk of the Town, pp. 47-58
                                                                                                                                              4. Second Thoughts: After the Revolution by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., pp. 59-61
                                                                                                                                              5. Dept. of Public Opinion: Black and Blue by Jervis Anderson, pp. 62-65
                                                                                                                                              6. Annals of Law: Moving On by Jeffrey Rosen, pp. 66-73
                                                                                                                                              7. Personal History: Black Like Them by Malcolm Gladwell, pp. 74-81
                                                                                                                                              8. Annals of Finance: The Buddy System by Zoe Heller, pp. 82-83
                                                                                                                                              9. "The Bounty I" by Derek Walcott, pp. 84-86
                                                                                                                                              10. Reflections: Notes from a Small World by Patricia J. Williams, pp. 87-93
                                                                                                                                              11. The Sporting Scene: Playing Dennis Rodman by John Edgar Wideman, pp. 94-95
                                                                                                                                              12. Profiles: Dr. Wilson's Neighborhood by David Remnick, pp. 96-101
                                                                                                                                              13. Showcase: Terry McMillan by James Walcott and Ron Brown, pp. 102-103
                                                                                                                                              14. Memoir: "Aunt Esther" by Anna Deavere Smith, pp. 104-107
                                                                                                                                              15. Portfolio: Coretta Scott King and Myrlie Evers-Williams by Mary Ellen Mark, pp. 108-109
                                                                                                                                              16. Fiction: The Unpublished Ellison by Ralph Ellison, pp. 110-113
                                                                                                                                              17. "The Bounty II" by Derek Walcott, pp. 114-115
                                                                                                                                              18. A Reporter at Large: The Charmer by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., pp. 116-121
                                                                                                                                              19. Showcase: Bebe Miller by Chris Callis, pp. 122-123
                                                                                                                                              20. "The Bounty III" by Derek Walcott, pp. 124-125
                                                                                                                                              21. Legal Brief: Plessy v. Ferguson by Nell Irvin Painter, pp. 126-131
                                                                                                                                              22. Annals of Show Business: A Crossover Star by Hilton Als, pp. 132-135
                                                                                                                                              23. Easel: Home Safety by Christian Michel, pp. 136-137
                                                                                                                                              24. Our Far-Flung Correspondents: Having Their Say by Scott L. Malcolmson, pp. 138-139
                                                                                                                                              25. "Incarnation in Phoenix" by Rita Dove, pp. 140-143
                                                                                                                                              26. Fiction: "Fush" by Sapphire, pp. 144-146
                                                                                                                                              27. "The Bounty IV" by Derek Walcott, p. 147
                                                                                                                                              28. Domestic Life: An American Family by Marshall Frady, pp. 148-157
                                                                                                                                              29. A Critic at Large: The Duke's Blues by Stanley Crouch, pp. 158-163
                                                                                                                                              30. Showcase: An Evening at the Apollo Theatre by William Klein, pp. 164-167
                                                                                                                                              31. Shouts & Murmurs by Andrea Lee, pp. 168-170
                                                                                                                                              32. Cover by Michael Roberts
                                                                                                                                            6. [+]
                                                                                                                                              May 13, 1996 Issue = 23 Articles
                                                                                                                                              1. Comment: Hypocrisy in Action by Mark Danner, pp. 7-11
                                                                                                                                              2. In the Mail, pp. 12-13
                                                                                                                                              3. Goings On About Town, pp. 14-34
                                                                                                                                              4. The Talk of the Town, pp. 35-39
                                                                                                                                              5. Dept. of Disputation: Sifting the Ashes by Jonathan Franzen, pp. 40-43
                                                                                                                                              6. "Lights on the River" by Katherine Anne Porter, pp. 44-48
                                                                                                                                              7. Onward and Upward with the Arts: Cars and Carcasses by Lawrence Weschler, pp. 49-55
                                                                                                                                              8. "Variation 1001" by Katherine Anne Porter, pp. 56-57
                                                                                                                                              9. Annals of Communications: The Reeducation of Michael Kinsley by Ken Auletta, pp. 58-63
                                                                                                                                              10. Showcase: Rosemary Harris, Jennifer Ehle by Richard Avedon and Julie Kavanagh, pp. 64-69
                                                                                                                                              11. Easl: Washington Square by Zelda Fitzgerald, pp. 70-72
                                                                                                                                              12. "Morning Song" by Katherine Anne Porter, p. 73
                                                                                                                                              13. Personal History: My Mother the Ziegfeld Girl by John Lahr, pp. 74-81
                                                                                                                                              14. Fiction: "Nobody in Hollywood" by Richard Bausch, pp. 82-83
                                                                                                                                              15. Fiction: "The Cliff" by Samuel Beckett, pp. 84-87
                                                                                                                                              16. [+]
                                                                                                                                                The Story of Ozick by James Wood, pp. 88-89 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. Fame and Folly by Cynthia Ozick
                                                                                                                                              17. Showcase: Rufus Sewell by Richard Avedon and Brendan Lemon, pp. 90-92
                                                                                                                                              18. [+]
                                                                                                                                                The Woe That Is Marriage by Vijay Seshadri, pp. 93-94 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. Meadowlands by Louise Gluck
                                                                                                                                              19. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Briefly Noted, p. 95 - 5 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. In the Presence of the Enemy by Elizabeth George
                                                                                                                                                2. The Good Society by John Kenneth Galbraith
                                                                                                                                                3. Here's the Deal by Ross Miller
                                                                                                                                                4. Edouard Manet: Rebel in a Frock Coat by Beth Archer Brombert
                                                                                                                                                5. Heaven's Coast by Mark Doty
                                                                                                                                              20. The Art World by Calvin Tomkins, pp. 96-98
                                                                                                                                              21. [+]
                                                                                                                                                The Current Cinema by Terrence Rafferty, pp. 99-101 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. Cold Comfort Farm (1995 Film) by John Schlesinger
                                                                                                                                                2. I Shot Andy Warhol (1996 Film) by Mary Harron
                                                                                                                                              22. Shouts & Murmurs by Christopher Buckley, pp. 102-104
                                                                                                                                              23. Cover: Waiting by Edward Sorel
                                                                                                                                            7. [+]
                                                                                                                                              May 20, 1996 Issue = 19 Articles
                                                                                                                                              1. Comment: Our Next Prime Minister by Sidney Blumenthal, pp. 4-5
                                                                                                                                              2. In the Mail, pp. 6-7
                                                                                                                                              3. Goings On About Town, pp. 8-28
                                                                                                                                              4. The Talk of the Town, pp. 29-33
                                                                                                                                              5. Letter from Israel: Peace Warrior by Amy Wilentz, pp. 34-35
                                                                                                                                              6. "Reading" by Ellen Hinsey, pp. 36-48
                                                                                                                                              7. The Sporting Scene: Conic Projection by Roger Angell, pp. 49-53
                                                                                                                                              8. Annals of Journalism: Hear Me Purr by James Wolcott, pp. 54-59
                                                                                                                                              9. A Reporter at Large: The Unlamented West by Jonathan Raban, pp. 60-61
                                                                                                                                              10. "Pastels by Degas" by Czeslaw Milosz, pp. 62-81
                                                                                                                                              11. A Critic at Large by Ann Hulbert, pp. 82-89
                                                                                                                                              12. Showcase by Richard Avedon and John Lahr, pp. 90-92
                                                                                                                                              13. [+]
                                                                                                                                                The Gospel According to Paul by Ian Buruma, pp. 93-95 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. The Quest for God by Paul Johnson
                                                                                                                                              14. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Earhart Ever After by Daphne Merkin, pp. 96-97 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. I Was Amelia Earhart by Jane Mendelsohn
                                                                                                                                              15. The Theatre by John Lahr, pp. 98-100
                                                                                                                                              16. [+]
                                                                                                                                                The Current Cinema by Anthony Lane, p. 101 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. Twister (1996 Film) by Jan de Bont
                                                                                                                                                2. Barb Wire (1996 Film) by David Hogan
                                                                                                                                              17. "The Rains That Never Fall Fell in My House" by Neil Rollinson, pp. 102-103
                                                                                                                                              18. Shouts & Murmurs by Charles McGrath, pp. 104-106
                                                                                                                                              19. Cover: Classified of '96 by Art Spiegelman
                                                                                                                                            8. [+]
                                                                                                                                              May 27, 1996 Issue = 23 Articles
                                                                                                                                              1. Comment: Therapy Nation by David Remnick, pp. 5-9
                                                                                                                                              2. In the Mail, pp. 10-11
                                                                                                                                              3. Goings On About Town, pp. 12-30
                                                                                                                                              4. The Talk of the Town, pp. 31-35
                                                                                                                                              5. Paris Journal: The Rules of the Sport by Adam Gopnik, pp. 36-37
                                                                                                                                              6. "Mirrors at 4 A.M." by Charles Simic, pp. 38-39
                                                                                                                                              7. Life and Letters: The Indonesiad by Jamie James, pp. 40-93
                                                                                                                                              8. Annals of Science: The Assault on David Baltimore by Daniel J. Kevles, pp. 94-99
                                                                                                                                              9. "An Opening in the Largest City" by D. Nurkse, pp. 100-103
                                                                                                                                              10. Showcase: Lindsay Duncan by Chris Callis and John Lahr, pp. 104-109
                                                                                                                                              11. Notebook: Country Music Awards by Michael Crawford, pp. 110-111
                                                                                                                                              12. Personal History: My Old and New Lives by Robert McCrum, pp. 112-115
                                                                                                                                              13. "The Organic Gardener" by William Logan, pp. 116-119
                                                                                                                                              14. Fiction: Proctor Bemis by Evan S. Connell, pp. 120-125
                                                                                                                                              15. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Piper Pipe That Song Again by Kennedy Fraser, pp. 126-130 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. Blake: A Biography by Peter Ackroyd
                                                                                                                                              16. [+]
                                                                                                                                                The Wilder Side by Whitney Balliett, p. 131 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. Alec Wilder in Spite of Himself by Desmond Stone
                                                                                                                                              17. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Briefly Noted, p. 132 - 5 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. The Flaming Corsage by William J. Kennedy
                                                                                                                                                2. Last Orders by Graham Swift
                                                                                                                                                3. God Has Ninety-Nine Names by Judith Miller
                                                                                                                                                4. Piano Lessons by Noah Adams
                                                                                                                                                5. Wild Kingdom by Vijay Seshadri
                                                                                                                                              18. [+]
                                                                                                                                                The Current Cinema by Terrence Rafferty, pp. 133-134 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. Boys (1996 Film) by Stacy Cochran
                                                                                                                                                2. Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995 Film) by Todd Solondz
                                                                                                                                              19. Musical Events by Paul Griffiths, p. 135
                                                                                                                                              20. At the Galleries by David Hockney, pp. 136-137
                                                                                                                                              21. The Theatre by Nancy Franklin, pp. 138-139
                                                                                                                                              22. Shouts & Murmurs by Daniel Mendelsohn, pp. 140-142
                                                                                                                                              23. Cover: The Great Outdoors by Benoit van Innis
                                                                                                                                            9. [+]
                                                                                                                                              June 3, 1996 Issue = 21 Articles
                                                                                                                                              1. Comment: Children's Crusade by Betty Friedan, pp. 5-7
                                                                                                                                              2. In the Mail, pp. 8-11
                                                                                                                                              3. Goings On About Town, pp. 12-28
                                                                                                                                              4. The Talk of the Town, pp. 29-31
                                                                                                                                              5. Dept. of Disputation: The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell, pp. 32-33
                                                                                                                                              6. "Birthdream" by Laurie Kutchins, pp. 34-39
                                                                                                                                              7. Paris Journal: Elvis of the Elysee by Adam Gopnik, pp. 40-47
                                                                                                                                              8. Backstage Notes: Death Defying Director by Michael Blakemore, pp. 48-51
                                                                                                                                              9. "The Imaginary Picnic" by Elizabeth Macklin, pp. 52-55
                                                                                                                                              10. Postscript: Richard Clurman by Christopher Buckley, pp. 56-61
                                                                                                                                              11. A Reporter at Large: Diary of a Murder by Melanie Thernstrom, pp. 62-68
                                                                                                                                              12. Sketchbook: Bob Dole's Kansas Kasuals by Bruce McCall, pp. 69-71
                                                                                                                                              13. Tony Portfolio: Broadway Bravos by Chris Callis and John Lahr, pp. 72-75
                                                                                                                                              14. Fiction: "Who Knows Why" by Julie Hecht, pp. 76-81
                                                                                                                                              15. Mixed Media: David Letterman's funk by James Wolcott, pp. 82-84
                                                                                                                                              16. [+]
                                                                                                                                                The Current Cinema by Terrence Rafferty, pp. 85-87 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. Mission: Impossible (1996 Film) by Brian De Palma
                                                                                                                                              17. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Losing the Farm by Jane Smiley, pp. 88-91 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. Fields Without Dreams by Victor Davis Hanson
                                                                                                                                              18. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Haunted by J.D. McClatchy, p. 92 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. The Vixen by W.S. Merwin
                                                                                                                                              19. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Briefly Noted, p. 93 - 5 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
                                                                                                                                                2. My Home Is Far Away by Dawn Powell
                                                                                                                                                3. California Fault by Thurston Clarke
                                                                                                                                                4. The Burgermeister's Daughter by Steven Ozment
                                                                                                                                                5. The Letters of Dorothy L. Sayers, 1899-1936 by Barbara Reynolds and Dorothy L. Sayers
                                                                                                                                              20. Shouts & Murmurs by Rich Cohen, pp. 94-96
                                                                                                                                              21. Cover: Altared States by M. Scott Miller
                                                                                                                                            10. [+]
                                                                                                                                              June 10, 1996 Issue = 20 Articles
                                                                                                                                              1. Comment: Israel vs. Israel by Bernard Avishai, pp. 7-9
                                                                                                                                              2. In the Mail, pp. 10-11
                                                                                                                                              3. Goings On About Town, pp. 12-30
                                                                                                                                              4. The Talk of the Town, pp. 31-35
                                                                                                                                              5. The Political Scence: Ace in the Hole by John Cassidy, pp. 36-43
                                                                                                                                              6. Annals of Communications: Behind the Times by Ken Auletta, pp. 44-47
                                                                                                                                              7. "The Caliph" by Eric Ormsby, pp. 48-51
                                                                                                                                              8. Personal History: Sorry for Your Troubles by Frank McCourt, pp. 52-59
                                                                                                                                              9. At the Galleries: Julio Galan by Charles Michener, pp. 60-64
                                                                                                                                              10. "In Arcadia" by Eric Pankey, pp. 65-69
                                                                                                                                              11. Image World: Buying the Fantasy by Hilton Als, pp. 70-73
                                                                                                                                              12. Fiction: Diamantina by Edmund White, pp. 74-77
                                                                                                                                              13. Poscript: Joseph Mitchell, pp. 78-83
                                                                                                                                              14. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Raging Bull by David Remnick, pp. 84-87 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. Bad as I Wanna Be by Dennis Rodman and Tim Keown
                                                                                                                                              15. [+]
                                                                                                                                                She Can't Help It by Brooks Appelbaum, p. 88 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. Love, Again by Doris M. Lessing
                                                                                                                                              16. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Briefly Noted, p. 89 - 5 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. Open Heart by A.B. Yehoshua
                                                                                                                                                2. Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson
                                                                                                                                                3. Showdown by Elizabeth Drew
                                                                                                                                                4. Of Tigers and Men by Richard Ives
                                                                                                                                                5. Nancy Lancaster: Her Life, Her World, Her Art by Robert Becker
                                                                                                                                              17. [+]
                                                                                                                                                The Current Cinema by Anthony Lane, pp. 90-92 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. Stealing Beauty (1996 Film) by Bernardo Bertolucci
                                                                                                                                                2. The Horseman on the Roof (1995 Film) by Jean-Paul Rappeneau
                                                                                                                                              18. The Theatre by Nancy Franklin, p. 93
                                                                                                                                              19. Shouts & Murmurs by Christopher Buckley, pp. 94-96
                                                                                                                                              20. Cover: Tee Time by Mark Ulriksen
                                                                                                                                            11. [+]
                                                                                                                                              June 17, 1996 Issue = 19 Articles
                                                                                                                                              1. Comment: The Gamblers by David Remnick, pp. 5-11
                                                                                                                                              2. In the Mail, pp. 12-13
                                                                                                                                              3. Goings On About Town, pp. 14-34
                                                                                                                                              4. The Talk of the Town, pp. 35-44
                                                                                                                                              5. Letter from Washington: This Year's Model by Michael Kelly, pp. 45-49
                                                                                                                                              6. Onward and Upward with the Arts: Take No Prisoners by Lawrence Weschler, pp. 50-59
                                                                                                                                              7. Letter from Baghdad: Saddam Wins Again by T.D. Allman, pp. 60-63
                                                                                                                                              8. "Dynasty" by Robert Mazzocco, pp. 64-65
                                                                                                                                              9. Life and Letters: White Like Me by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., pp. 66-81
                                                                                                                                              10. Fiction: "Baster" by Jeffrey Eugenides, pp. 82-84
                                                                                                                                              11. "At the End of a Long Dream" by Robert Mazzocco, pp. 85-89
                                                                                                                                              12. The Art World: Cezanne in Philadelphia by Simon Schama, pp. 90-93
                                                                                                                                              13. Showcase: Literary Lions by Evelyn Hofer, pp. 94-96
                                                                                                                                              14. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Snobs and Yobs by Michael Lewis, p. 97 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. Rogue Trader by Nick Leeson
                                                                                                                                                2. The Collapse of Barings by Stephen Fay
                                                                                                                                              15. "La Voix Humaine" by Robert Mazzocco, pp. 98-99
                                                                                                                                              16. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Briefly Noted, p. 100 - 5 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. Blackwater by Kerstin Ekman
                                                                                                                                                2. Like Judgment Day by Michael D'Orso
                                                                                                                                                3. Tchaikovsky by Anthony Holden
                                                                                                                                                4. The Cloister Walk by Kathleen Norris
                                                                                                                                                5. From Peep Show to Palace by David Robinson
                                                                                                                                              17. [+]
                                                                                                                                                The Current Cinema by Terrence Rafferty, pp. 101-103 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. The Rock (1996 Film) by Michael Bay
                                                                                                                                                2. Heavy (1995 Film) by James Mangold
                                                                                                                                              18. Shouts & Murmurs: Buyer Beware by Robert Sullivan, pp. 104-106
                                                                                                                                              19. Cover: Don't Ask by Barry Blitt
                                                                                                                                            12. [+]
                                                                                                                                              June 24, 1996 Issue = 28 Articles
                                                                                                                                              1. Comment: The Seductions of Storytelling by Bill Buford, pp. 11-13
                                                                                                                                              2. In the Mail, pp. 14-15
                                                                                                                                              3. Goings On About Town, pp. 16-42
                                                                                                                                              4. The Talk of the Town, pp. 43-47
                                                                                                                                              5. Onward and Upward With the Arts by Salman Rushdie, pp. 48-55
                                                                                                                                              6. Personal History: Neruda and Borges by Alastair Reid, pp. 56-67
                                                                                                                                              7. "To Whoever Is Reading Me" by Jorge Luis Borges, pp. 68-72
                                                                                                                                              8. Letters: Three Words by Ernest Hemingway and Maxwell Perkins, pp. 73-79
                                                                                                                                              9. Personal History: The Fourth State of Matter by Jo Ann Beard, pp. 80-91
                                                                                                                                              10. Fiction: "State of England" by Martin Amis, pp. 92-95
                                                                                                                                              11. Showcase: Donald Antrim by Jeffrey Eugenides and Ulrike Schamoni, pp. 96-99
                                                                                                                                              12. Letters: Shakespeare Had It Easy by Walker Percy, pp. 100-101
                                                                                                                                              13. "Psychoanalysis" by Howard Moss, pp. 102-106
                                                                                                                                              14. Letters: A Rational Exchange by T.S. Eliot and Djuna Barnes, pp. 107-109
                                                                                                                                              15. Letters: Interpretation by Boris Pasternak, pp. 110-111
                                                                                                                                              16. Fiction: "Miserere" by Robert Stone, pp. 112-117
                                                                                                                                              17. Showcase: Joan Didion by Nancy Franklin and Brigitte Lacombe, pp. 118-120
                                                                                                                                              18. Letters: Dinner with the Princess by Gore Vidal, p. 121
                                                                                                                                              19. Fiction: "The Times Square Story" by Geoffrey O'Brien, pp. 122-127
                                                                                                                                              20. Morality Tale: Adultery by Tim Parks, pp. 128-130
                                                                                                                                              21. "Personae" by Richard Wilbur, p. 131
                                                                                                                                              22. Showcase: The Dark Room Collective by Cornelius Eady and Kwaku Alston, pp. 132-133
                                                                                                                                              23. Fiction: "Save My Child!" by Cynthia Ozick, pp. 134-135
                                                                                                                                              24. Letters: Who Is Godot? by Samuel Beckett, pp. 136-147
                                                                                                                                              25. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Of Human Bondage by Anthony Lane, pp. 148-153 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. Ian Fleming: The Man Behind James Bond by Andrew Lycett
                                                                                                                                              26. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Briefly Noted, pp. 154-155 - 12 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. Dance Real Slow by Michael Grant Jaffe
                                                                                                                                                2. The White Boy Shuffle by Paul Beatty
                                                                                                                                                3. Paper Wings by Marly A. Swick
                                                                                                                                                4. The Debt to Pleasure by John Lanchester
                                                                                                                                                5. Talking in Bed by Antonya Nelson
                                                                                                                                                6. Funny Boy by Shyam Selvadurai
                                                                                                                                                7. A Suspicious River by Laura Kasischke
                                                                                                                                                8. Snakebite Sonnet by Max Phillips
                                                                                                                                                9. Middle Son by Deborah Iida
                                                                                                                                                10. The Art Fair by David Lipsky
                                                                                                                                                11. The Distance from the Heart of Things by Ashley Warlick
                                                                                                                                                12. Getting Over Homer by Mark O'Donnell
                                                                                                                                              27. Shouts & Murmurs: Writing Is Easy! by Steve Martin, pp. 156-158
                                                                                                                                              28. Cover: Tunnel of Love by Owen Smith
                                                                                                                                          3. [+]
                                                                                                                                            Issues of Jul.-Sep. 1996 = 12 Issues, 241 Articles
                                                                                                                                            1. [+]
                                                                                                                                              July 8, 1996 Issue = 21 Articles
                                                                                                                                              1. Cooment: Beyond the Scoop by Harold Evans, pp. 9-11
                                                                                                                                              2. In the Mail, pp. 12-13
                                                                                                                                              3. Goings on About Town, pp. 14-30
                                                                                                                                              4. The Talk of the Town, pp. 31-33
                                                                                                                                              5. Annals of Medicine: Conquering the Coma by Malcolm Gladwell, pp. 34-37
                                                                                                                                              6. "Ab Ovo" by Joseph Brodsky, pp. 38-40
                                                                                                                                              7. Our Local Correspondents: Mystery Roses of Brooklyn by Kennedy Fraser, pp. 41-42
                                                                                                                                              8. Annals of Law: Supreme Sacrifice by Jeffrey Toobin, pp. 43-47
                                                                                                                                              9. Personal History: Stanford White's Ruins by Suzannah Lessard, pp. 48-54
                                                                                                                                              10. "The Louse" by Stanley Moss, pp. 55-65
                                                                                                                                              11. The Art World by Calvin Tomkins, pp. 66-67
                                                                                                                                              12. Fiction: "La Mayonette" by Lily Tuck, pp. 68-71
                                                                                                                                              13. A Critic at Large by Marjorie Garber, pp. 72-77
                                                                                                                                              14. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Weird Anthropology by Anna Shapiro, p. 78 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. Mona in the Promised Land by Gish Jen
                                                                                                                                              15. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Briefly Noted, p. 79 - 5 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. Everyone's Gone to the Moon by Philip Norman
                                                                                                                                                2. Among the Ginzburgs by Ellen Pall
                                                                                                                                                3. The Unruly Queen by Flora Fraser
                                                                                                                                                4. The Song of the Dodo by David Quammen
                                                                                                                                                5. Confessions of an Igloo Dweller by James A. Houston
                                                                                                                                              16. Dancing by Arlene Croce, pp. 80-82
                                                                                                                                              17. "Paunch" by Paul Muldoon, p. 83
                                                                                                                                              18. [+]
                                                                                                                                                The Current Cinema by Anthony Lane, pp. 84-87 - 5 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996 Film) by Kevin Kline, Jason Alexander, Demi Moore, and Tom Hulce, ...
                                                                                                                                                2. The Cable Guy (1996 Film) by Ben Stiller
                                                                                                                                                3. The Nutty Professor (1996 Film) by Tom Shadyac
                                                                                                                                                4. Eraser (1996 Film) by Charles Russell
                                                                                                                                                5. Lone Star (1996 Film) by John Sayles
                                                                                                                                              19. Musical Events by Paul Griffiths, pp. 88-89
                                                                                                                                              20. Shouts & Murmurs by Bill Buford, pp. 90-94
                                                                                                                                              21. Cover: Liberated by Ian Falconer
                                                                                                                                            2. [+]
                                                                                                                                              July 15, 1996 Issue = 19 Articles
                                                                                                                                              1. Comment: Snap Election by William Finnegan, pp. 4-5
                                                                                                                                              2. In the Mail, pp. 6-7
                                                                                                                                              3. Goings on About Town, pp. 8-24
                                                                                                                                              4. The Talk of the Town, pp. 25-27
                                                                                                                                              5. Letter from Washington: Playing with Fire by Michael Kelly, pp. 28-35
                                                                                                                                              6. Letter from Little Rock: The Illegal Loan by James B. Stewart, pp. 36-47
                                                                                                                                              7. Annals of Popular Culture: Buried Alive by David Denby, pp. 48-52
                                                                                                                                              8. "Living with Snakes" by David Wagoner, p. 53
                                                                                                                                              9. Showcase: Merce Cunningham by Calvin Tomkins and Chris Callis, pp. 54-59
                                                                                                                                              10. The Art World: Homer's Odyssey by Simon Schama, pp. 60-63
                                                                                                                                              11. Fiction: "Take My Hand" by Amy Bloom, pp. 64-69
                                                                                                                                              12. "The Rose" by Elizabeth Spires, pp. 70-71
                                                                                                                                              13. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Crime and Punishment by Sol Wachtler, pp. 72-77 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. Sentencing Matters by Michael Tonry
                                                                                                                                                2. Guilty: The Collapse of Criminal Justice by Harold J. Rothwax
                                                                                                                                                3. Virtual Justice by H. Richard Uviller
                                                                                                                                              14. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Trespasses by Mary Hawthorne, p. 78 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. The Statement by Brian Moore
                                                                                                                                              15. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Briefly Noted, p. 79 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. Accordion Crimes by E. Annie Proulx
                                                                                                                                                2. Omon Ra by Victor Pelevin
                                                                                                                                                3. The Second Battle of New Orleans by Liva Baker
                                                                                                                                                4. Celestine by Gillian Tindall
                                                                                                                                              16. [+]
                                                                                                                                                The Current Cinema by James Wolcott, pp. 80-81 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. Independence Day (1996 Film) by Roland Emmerich
                                                                                                                                              17. Jazz: Hank Jones by Whitney Balliett, pp. 82-83
                                                                                                                                              18. Shouts & Murmers by Bruce McCall, pp. 84-86
                                                                                                                                              19. Cover: Double Exposure by Mark Ulriksen
                                                                                                                                            3. [+]
                                                                                                                                              July 22, 1996 Issue = 20 Articles
                                                                                                                                              1. Comment: Gold, Silver, Bronze, Irony by Roger Angell, pp. 4-5
                                                                                                                                              2. In the Mail, pp. 6-7
                                                                                                                                              3. Goings on About Town, pp. 8-22
                                                                                                                                              4. The Talk of the Town, pp. 23-25
                                                                                                                                              5. Annals of Law Enforcement: Don't Shoot by Lucinda Franks, pp. 26-31
                                                                                                                                              6. The Sporting Scene: Feel No Pain by John Seabrook, pp. 32-35
                                                                                                                                              7. Our Far-Flung Correspondents: Tomorrowland by Witold Rybczynski, pp. 36-39
                                                                                                                                              8. Letter from Russia: The War for the Kremlin by David Remnick, pp. 40-44
                                                                                                                                              9. "Midsummer" by Nicholas Christopher, pp. 45-57
                                                                                                                                              10. Fiction: "Privacy" by Richard Ford, pp. 58-59
                                                                                                                                              11. Showcase: Tyson Beckford by Max Vadukul and Hilton Als, pp. 60-61
                                                                                                                                              12. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Elusive Evil by John Updike, pp. 62-65 - 5 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. Dark Nature by Lyall Watson
                                                                                                                                                2. Speaking with the Devil by Carl Goldberg
                                                                                                                                                3. The Death of Satan by Andrew Delbanco
                                                                                                                                                4. A Delusion of Satan by Frances Hill
                                                                                                                                                5. The Origin of Satan by Elaine Pagels
                                                                                                                                              13. Brilliantly Beckett by Richard Avedon and John Lahr, pp. 66-68
                                                                                                                                              14. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Books: Briefly Noted, pp. 69-70 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. Beaming Sonny Home by Cathie Pelletier
                                                                                                                                                2. The Zero Hour by Joseph Finder
                                                                                                                                                3. The Paper's Papers by Richard F. Shepard
                                                                                                                                                4. No Passion Spent by George Steiner
                                                                                                                                              15. The Art World: Gerald Murphy's paintings by Calvin Tomkins, pp. 71-73
                                                                                                                                              16. Mixed Media: Geezer punk by James Walcott, pp. 74-75
                                                                                                                                              17. "Maine" by Brooke Astor, pp. 76-77
                                                                                                                                              18. [+]
                                                                                                                                                The Current Cinema by Anthony Lane, pp. 78-79 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. Trainspotting (1996 Film) by Danny Boyle
                                                                                                                                              19. Shouts & Murmurs by Susan Orlean, pp. 80-82
                                                                                                                                              20. Cover: Too Busy City by William Joyce
                                                                                                                                            4. [+]
                                                                                                                                              July 29, 1996 Issue = 20 Articles
                                                                                                                                              1. Comment: Perot's Prequels by Alan Brinkley, pp. 4-5
                                                                                                                                              2. In the Mail, pp. 6-7
                                                                                                                                              3. Goings on About Town, pp. 8-22
                                                                                                                                              4. The Talk of the Town, pp. 23-25
                                                                                                                                              5. Annals of Communications: Marriage, No Honeymoon by Ken Auletta, pp. 26-29
                                                                                                                                              6. "A Solo in I" by Elizabeth Macklin, pp. 30-31
                                                                                                                                              7. Personal History: Tick by Kathryn Harrison, pp. 32-35
                                                                                                                                              8. Paris Journal: Couture Shock by Adam Gopnik, pp. 36-41
                                                                                                                                              9. Presidential Chronicles: Nixon Unplugged by Monica Crowley, pp. 42-45
                                                                                                                                              10. "In Transit" by Karl Kirchwey, pp. 46-51
                                                                                                                                              11. A Reporter at Large: Who Burned Atlanta? by Alexander Stille, pp. 52-57
                                                                                                                                              12. Sketchbook by Michael Roberts, pp. 58-59
                                                                                                                                              13. Fiction: "An Intellectual Father" by Elizabeth Jolley, pp. 60-67
                                                                                                                                              14. [+]
                                                                                                                                                The Romantic Revolutionary by Paul Berman, pp. 68-71 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. C.L.R. James: A Political Biography by Kent Worcester
                                                                                                                                                2. Special Delivery by Anna Grimshaw and C.L.R. James
                                                                                                                                                3. Rethinking C.L.R. James by Grant Farred
                                                                                                                                              15. At the Galleries: Jules Olitski by Dodie Kazanjian, pp. 72-73
                                                                                                                                              16. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Big by Daphne Merkin, p. 74 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. The Giant's House by Elizabeth McCracken
                                                                                                                                              17. [+]
                                                                                                                                                The Current Cinema by Terrence Rafferty, pp. 75-77 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. A Time to Kill (1996 Film) by Joel Schumacher
                                                                                                                                                2. Multiplicity (1996 Film) by Harold Ramis
                                                                                                                                              18. The Theatre by John Lahr, pp. 78-79
                                                                                                                                              19. Shouts & Murmurs by Bruce McCall, pp. 80-82
                                                                                                                                              20. Cover: At the Beach by Charles Burns
                                                                                                                                            5. [+]
                                                                                                                                              August 5, 1996 Issue = 18 Articles
                                                                                                                                              1. Comment: Glittering Prize by James Traub, pp. 4-5
                                                                                                                                              2. In the Mail, pp. 6-7
                                                                                                                                              3. Goings on About Town, pp. 8-22
                                                                                                                                              4. The Talk of the Town, pp. 23-25
                                                                                                                                              5. Letter from Atlanta by David Remnick, pp. 26-28
                                                                                                                                              6. Letter from Washington by Michael Kelly, pp. 29-33
                                                                                                                                              7. A Reporter at Large by Jonathan Harr, pp. 34-55
                                                                                                                                              8. Our Far-Flung Correspondents by Calvin Trillin, pp. 56-59
                                                                                                                                              9. "The Rag Rug" by Ted Hughes, pp. 60-61
                                                                                                                                              10. Fiction: "The Revival" by Julian Barnes, pp. 62-67
                                                                                                                                              11. [+]
                                                                                                                                                John Dos Passos's Century by Joseph Epstein, pp. 68-69 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. U.S.A. by John Dos Passos
                                                                                                                                              12. "Black Hair" by Ted Hughes, pp. 70-73
                                                                                                                                              13. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Tummy Trouble in Tinseltown by John Updike, p. 74 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. I'm Losing You by Bruce Wagner
                                                                                                                                              14. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Briefly Noted, p. 75 - 5 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. Derby Dugan's Depression Funnies by Tom De Haven
                                                                                                                                                2. Seeing Calvin Coolidge in a Dream by John Derbyshire
                                                                                                                                                3. The Shadow Man by Mary Gordon
                                                                                                                                                4. Fields of Battle by John Keegan
                                                                                                                                                5. Cortege by Carl Phillips
                                                                                                                                              15. [+]
                                                                                                                                                The Current Cinema by Anthony Lane, pp. 76-77 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. Emma (1996 Film) by Douglas McGrath#2
                                                                                                                                                2. Kingpin (1996 Film) by Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly
                                                                                                                                              16. Musical Events by Paul Griffiths, pp. 78-79
                                                                                                                                              17. Shouts & Murmurs by John Seabrook, pp. 80-82
                                                                                                                                              18. Cover: Helter Swelter by Michael Roberts
                                                                                                                                            6. [+]
                                                                                                                                              August 12, 1996 Issue = 20 Articles
                                                                                                                                              1. Comment: Unceremony by Alan Brinkley, pp. 4-6
                                                                                                                                              2. In the Mail, p. 7
                                                                                                                                              3. Goings on About Town, pp. 8-20
                                                                                                                                              4. The Talk of the Town, pp. 21-23
                                                                                                                                              5. The Political Scene by Jane Mayer, pp. 24-29
                                                                                                                                              6. Letter from California by Alison Rose, pp. 30-33
                                                                                                                                              7. Dept. of Disputation by John Cassidy, pp. 34-37
                                                                                                                                              8. A Reporter at Large by Amitav Ghosh, pp. 38-53
                                                                                                                                              9. Easel by Patrick D. Milbourn and Bill Buford, pp. 54-55
                                                                                                                                              10. Personal History by Diana Trilling, pp. 56-64
                                                                                                                                              11. "At the Cookout" by Charles Simic, pp. 65-68
                                                                                                                                              12. Fiction: "The Wretched Seventies" by Barry Hannah, p. 69
                                                                                                                                              13. [+]
                                                                                                                                                You Have to Laugh by Adam Gopnik, pp. 70-72 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. Tramp by Joyce Milton
                                                                                                                                              14. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Don Yawn by Anthony Lane, p. 73 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. The Last Don by Mario Puzo
                                                                                                                                              15. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Briefly Noted, p. 73 - 5 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. Martin Dressler by Steven Millhauser
                                                                                                                                                2. House Arrest by Mary Morris
                                                                                                                                                3. An American Requiem by James Carroll
                                                                                                                                                4. The Wars of the Roses by Desmond Seward
                                                                                                                                                5. Cracks in the Iron Closet by David Tuller
                                                                                                                                              16. Showcase: Al Pacino by Brigitte Lacombe and Brendan Lemon, pp. 74-75
                                                                                                                                              17. The Theatre by John Lahr, pp. 76-77
                                                                                                                                              18. [+]
                                                                                                                                                The Current Cinema by Terrence Rafferty, pp. 78-79 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. Tin Cup (1996 Film) by Ron Shelton
                                                                                                                                              19. Shouts & Murmurs by Calvin Trillin, pp. 80-82
                                                                                                                                              20. Cover: Long Distance by Lars Hokanson and Frances Cichetti
                                                                                                                                            7. [+]
                                                                                                                                              August 19, 1996 Issue = 19 Articles
                                                                                                                                              1. Comment: A Message from Mars by Timothy Ferris, pp. 4-5
                                                                                                                                              2. In the Maile, pp. 6-7
                                                                                                                                              3. Goings on About Town, pp. 8-19
                                                                                                                                              4. The Talk of the Town, pp. 20-21
                                                                                                                                              5. Report from Gaza by Mary Anne Weaver, pp. 22-29
                                                                                                                                              6. The Political Scene by Sidney Blumenthal, pp. 30-33
                                                                                                                                              7. Our Far-Flung Correspondents by Wade Graham, pp. 34-37
                                                                                                                                              8. American Chronicles by Garry Wills, pp. 38-39
                                                                                                                                              9. "In the Gallery" by Daniel Hoffman, pp. 40-45
                                                                                                                                              10. Easel by Elizabeth Bishop, pp. 46-49
                                                                                                                                              11. A Reporter at Large by Susan Sheehan, pp. 50-59
                                                                                                                                              12. Sketchbook by Carlos Nine and Michael Kelly, pp. 60-61
                                                                                                                                              13. Fiction: "Ethics" by Peter J. Smith, pp. 62-69
                                                                                                                                              14. [+]
                                                                                                                                                A Critic at Large by Alex Ross, pp. 70-73 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. On Murder by Thomas De Quincey
                                                                                                                                                2. Murder for Profit by William Bolitho
                                                                                                                                                3. Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry
                                                                                                                                              15. Madison Avenue by Richard Avedon and Brendan Lemon, pp. 74-76
                                                                                                                                              16. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Books: Briefly Noted, p. 77 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. Worse Than Slavery by David M. Oshinsky
                                                                                                                                                2. Lush Life by David Hajdu
                                                                                                                                                3. Rough Music by Deborah Digges
                                                                                                                                                4. Scrambled Eggs and Whiskey by Hayden Carruth
                                                                                                                                              17. [+]
                                                                                                                                                The Current Cinema by Anthony Lane, pp. 78-79 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. Kansas City (1996 Film) by Robert Altman
                                                                                                                                                2. Basquiat (1996 Film) by Julian Schnabel
                                                                                                                                              18. Shouts & Murmers by Bruce McCall, pp. 80-82
                                                                                                                                              19. Cover: Summer Buzz by Art Spiegelman
                                                                                                                                            8. [+]
                                                                                                                                              August 26, 1996 Issue = 26 Articles
                                                                                                                                              1. Comment: The Musical Kaleidoscope by Alex Ross, pp. 9-13
                                                                                                                                              2. In the Mail, pp. 14-17
                                                                                                                                              3. Goings On About Town, pp. 18-58
                                                                                                                                              4. The Talk of the Town, pp. 59-63
                                                                                                                                              5. Annals of Sound: My Problem with Perfection by David Denby, pp. 64-79
                                                                                                                                              6. Lyric: "The Music Still Plays On" by William Finn, pp. 80-83
                                                                                                                                              7. Annals of Hip: The Band of the Second by Mark Singer, pp. 84-95
                                                                                                                                              8. Notes from a Fan: A Voice Like Home by Nancy Franklin, pp. 96-99
                                                                                                                                              9. Onward and Upward With the Arts: Passing the Baton by James Traub, pp. 100-105
                                                                                                                                              10. Annals of Pop: He's a Little Bit Funn by Ian Parker, pp. 106-109
                                                                                                                                              11. "Now I Hear It" by Elizabeth Macklin, pp. 110-111
                                                                                                                                              12. Performance: Questions of Genius by Andrew Solomon, pp. 112-115
                                                                                                                                              13. Dairy: The Aches and Pains of Touring by Lou Reed, pp. 116-123
                                                                                                                                              14. Portfolio by Dennis Stock, Milton H. Greene, and Herb Ritts, pp. 124-127
                                                                                                                                              15. Personal History: Spinning Tales by Hilton Als, pp. 128-131
                                                                                                                                              16. Music and Politics: Belafonte's Balancing Act by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., pp. 132-142
                                                                                                                                              17. Notebook by Nicolo Paganini, p. 143
                                                                                                                                              18. Letter from the Road: What Sophia Wants by Alec Wilkinson, pp. 144-146
                                                                                                                                              19. "Half-Sized Violin" by Yehuda Amichai, p. 147
                                                                                                                                              20. Sketchbook by R. Crumb, pp. 148-149
                                                                                                                                              21. Annals of Composing: The Outsider by Mark Levine, pp. 150-159
                                                                                                                                              22. A Critic at Large: Listening to Schwarzkopf by Wayne Koestenbaum, pp. 160-164
                                                                                                                                              23. Jazz: Love Match by Whitney Balliett, pp. 165-167
                                                                                                                                              24. At the Clubs: New York Is Jazz by Stanley Crouch, pp. 168-171
                                                                                                                                              25. Shouts & Murmurs by Nick Hornby, pp. 172-174
                                                                                                                                              26. Cover: Duet by Robert Sikoryak
                                                                                                                                            9. [+]
                                                                                                                                              September 9, 1996 Issue = 20 Articles
                                                                                                                                              1. Comment: Big Talk by Hendrik Hertzberg, pp. 4-5
                                                                                                                                              2. In the Mail, pp. 6-7
                                                                                                                                              3. Goings On About Town, pp. 8-30
                                                                                                                                              4. The Talk of the Town, pp. 31-33
                                                                                                                                              5. The Political Scene: Glasshouse Conventions by Michael Kelly, pp. 34-40
                                                                                                                                              6. Annals of Science: Richard Dawking's Evolution by Ian Parker, pp. 41-51
                                                                                                                                              7. Letter from Zaire: Neighborhood Bully by Philip Gourevitch, pp. 52-57
                                                                                                                                              8. Annals of Law: The Marcia Clark Verdict by Jeffrey Toobin, pp. 58-63
                                                                                                                                              9. "Before the Mirror" by John Updike, pp. 64-71
                                                                                                                                              10. Tales: "On the Street" by Vivian Gornick, pp. 72-75
                                                                                                                                              11. "The Brother Thief" by Michael Ondaatje, pp. 76-77
                                                                                                                                              12. Life and Letters: Westport Wildlife by Barbara Probst Solomon, pp. 78-85
                                                                                                                                              13. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Charm's Way by John Lahr, pp. 86-89 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. Noel Coward: A Biography by Philip Hoare
                                                                                                                                                2. My Life with Noel Coward by Graham Payn and Barry Day
                                                                                                                                              14. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Simply Lasting by Deborah Garrison, p. 90 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. Otherwise: New and Selected Poems by Jane Kenyon
                                                                                                                                              15. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Briefly Noted, pp. 91-92 - 5 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. Medieval in L.A. by Jim Paul
                                                                                                                                                2. Jerusalem: One City, Three Faiths by Karen Armstrong
                                                                                                                                                3. Holy Land by D.J. Waldie
                                                                                                                                                4. The Autumn of the Middle Ages by Johan Huizinga
                                                                                                                                                5. Connecting the Dots by Maxine Kumin
                                                                                                                                              16. [+]
                                                                                                                                                The Current Cinema by Terrence Rafferty, pp. 93-94 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. She's the One (1996 Film) by Edward Burns
                                                                                                                                                2. The Spitfire Grill (1996 Film) by Lee David Zlotoff
                                                                                                                                              17. Showcase: Michael Gambon by David Bailey and John Lahr, p. 95
                                                                                                                                              18. Musical Events by Paul Griffiths, pp. 96-97
                                                                                                                                              19. Shouts & Murmurs by Martin Amis, pp. 98-100
                                                                                                                                              20. Cover: The Three Rs by Maira Kalman
                                                                                                                                            10. [+]
                                                                                                                                              September 16, 1996 Issue = 18 Articles
                                                                                                                                              1. Comment: Iraq Ad Hoc by Michael Kelly, pp. 7-9
                                                                                                                                              2. In the Mail, pp. 10-11
                                                                                                                                              3. Goings On About Town, pp. 12-42
                                                                                                                                              4. The Talk of the Town, pp. 43-45
                                                                                                                                              5. Letter from the West Bank: Battling Over Abraham by Amy Wilentz, pp. 46-51
                                                                                                                                              6. Reflections: In the Face by Richard Ford, pp. 52-55
                                                                                                                                              7. Personal History: A Drugstore Eden by Cynthia Ozick, pp. 56-67
                                                                                                                                              8. A Reporter at Large: Admiral Boorda's War by Peter J. Boyer, pp. 68-79
                                                                                                                                              9. "Marked Playing Cards" by Charles Simic, pp. 80-85
                                                                                                                                              10. Showcase: Refashioning Diana Vreeland by Josef Astor and Nancy Franklin, pp. 86-87
                                                                                                                                              11. Fiction: "Warm Dogs" by Paul Theroux, pp. 88-91
                                                                                                                                              12. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Leastness by George Steiner, pp. 92-94 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. Damned to Fame by James Knowlson
                                                                                                                                                2. The World of Samuel Beckett, 1906-1946 by Lois Gordon
                                                                                                                                                3. The Complete Short Prose, 1929-1989 by Samuel Beckett and S.E. Gontarski
                                                                                                                                              13. [+]
                                                                                                                                                American Passions by John Weir, pp. 95-96 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion
                                                                                                                                              14. [+]
                                                                                                                                                The Current Cinema by Anthony Lane, pp. 97-100 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. Fly Away Home (1996 Film) by Carroll Ballard
                                                                                                                                                2. American Buffalo (1996 Film) by Michael Corrente
                                                                                                                                              15. The Theatre by John Lahr, pp. 101-103
                                                                                                                                              16. Mixed Media by James Wolcott, pp. 104-107
                                                                                                                                              17. Shouts & Murmurs by Roger Angell, pp. 108-110
                                                                                                                                              18. Cover: Something in the Air by Ian Falconer
                                                                                                                                            11. [+]
                                                                                                                                              September 23, 1996 Issue = 18 Articles
                                                                                                                                              1. Comment: Nicaragua's Second Act by Hendrik Hertzberg, pp. 7-9
                                                                                                                                              2. In the Mail, pp. 10-11
                                                                                                                                              3. Goings On About Town, pp. 12-30
                                                                                                                                              4. The Talk of the Town, pp. 31-35
                                                                                                                                              5. The World of Business: The Last Days of Armand Hammer by Edward Jay Epstein, pp. 36-49
                                                                                                                                              6. Onward and Upward with the Arts: This Other England by John Lahr, pp. 50-54
                                                                                                                                              7. The Campaign Trail: Running On by Michael Kelly, p. 55
                                                                                                                                              8. "The Comber" by Michael Longley, pp. 56-57
                                                                                                                                              9. A Reporter at Large: In Search of Ben Linder's Killers by Paul Berman, pp. 58-63
                                                                                                                                              10. "November" by Sydney Lea, pp. 64-81
                                                                                                                                              11. Fiction: "Graffiti" by David Gilbert, pp. 82-89
                                                                                                                                              12. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Blooming Genius by Peter Ackroyd, pp. 90-93 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. The Collected Letters of William Morris, Vol. III: 1889-1892 by Norman Kelvin and William Morris
                                                                                                                                                2. The Collected Letters of William Morris, Vol. IV: 1893-1896 by Norman Kelvin and William Morris
                                                                                                                                              13. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Divided Child by Verlyn Klinkenborg, p. 94 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. Mukiwa: A White Boy in Africa by Peter Godwin
                                                                                                                                              14. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Briefly Noted, p. 95 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. Pagan's Father by Michael Arditti
                                                                                                                                                2. Kiss and Tell by Alain de Botton
                                                                                                                                                3. The Flight by Horacio Verbitsky
                                                                                                                                                4. But Beautiful by Geoff Dyer
                                                                                                                                              15. The Art World by Simon Schama, pp. 96-99
                                                                                                                                              16. [+]
                                                                                                                                                The Current Cinema by Terrence Rafferty, pp. 100-103 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. Big Night (1996 Film) by Campbell Scott and Stanley Tucci
                                                                                                                                                2. Last Man Standing (1996 Film) by Walter Hill
                                                                                                                                              17. Shouts & Murmurs by Salman Rushdie, pp. 104-106
                                                                                                                                              18. Cover: Social Lights by M. Scott Miller
                                                                                                                                            12. [+]
                                                                                                                                              September 30, 1996 Issue = 22 Articles
                                                                                                                                              1. Comment: Down with Compassion by Ellen Willis, pp. 4-5
                                                                                                                                              2. In the Mail: Dept. of Amplification, pp. 6-7
                                                                                                                                              3. Goings On About Town, pp. 8-34
                                                                                                                                              4. The Talk of the Town, pp. 35-39
                                                                                                                                              5. The Campaign Trail: Cranks for Veep by Michael Kelly, pp. 40-42
                                                                                                                                              6. Life and Letters: Elmore's Legs by Alec Wilkinson, pp. 43-47
                                                                                                                                              7. Annals of Law: The Man with Timothy McVeigh by Jeffrey Toobin, pp. 48-52
                                                                                                                                              8. "Autumn Rain in Tel Aviv" by Yehuda Amichai, pp. 53-55
                                                                                                                                              9. A Reporter at Large: The New Age of Man by Malcolm Gladwell, pp. 56-61
                                                                                                                                              10. Showcase: Sculptor Tony Cragg by Karl Lagerfeld and Brendan Lemon, pp. 62-65
                                                                                                                                              11. "Orchard" by Yehuda Amichai, pp. 66-67
                                                                                                                                              12. Profile: The Lemon-Drop Kid by John Lahr, pp. 68-75
                                                                                                                                              13. Fiction: "Ma, A Memoir" by Lynn Freed, pp. 76-77
                                                                                                                                              14. [+]
                                                                                                                                                The Tak of the Town by Roger Angell, pp. 78-81 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. Desperation by Stephen King
                                                                                                                                                2. The Regulators by Richard Bachman
                                                                                                                                              15. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Iraq's Uncrowned Queen by Selina Hastings, pp. 82-86 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. Desert Queen by Janet Wallach
                                                                                                                                              16. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Briefly Noted, p. 87 - 5 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. An Experiment in Love by Hilary Mantel
                                                                                                                                                2. The Year of Flood by Eduardo Mendoza
                                                                                                                                                3. Searching for Memory by Daniel L. Schacter
                                                                                                                                                4. Mama's Girl by Veronica Chambers
                                                                                                                                                5. An Architectural Life by Kevin P. Keim and Charles Willard Moore
                                                                                                                                              17. [+]
                                                                                                                                                The Current Cinema by Anthony Lane, pp. 88-90 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. Beyond the Clouds (1995 Film) by Michelangelo Antonioni and Wim Wenders
                                                                                                                                              18. At the Galleries: Fine China by Roy Lichtenstein and Calvin Tomkins, p. 91
                                                                                                                                              19. Musical Events by Paul Griffiths, pp. 92-94
                                                                                                                                              20. The Theatre by John Lahr, pp. 95-97
                                                                                                                                              21. Shouts & Murmurs by Charles McGrath, pp. 98-100
                                                                                                                                              22. Cover: Upwardly Mobile by Eric Drooker
                                                                                                                                          4. [+]
                                                                                                                                            Issues of Oct.-Dec. 1996 = 11 Issues, 224 Articles
                                                                                                                                            1. [+]
                                                                                                                                              October 7, 1996 Issue = 20 Articles
                                                                                                                                              1. Comment: The Clinton Doctrine by Martin Walker, pp. 6-9
                                                                                                                                              2. In the Mail, pp. 10-13
                                                                                                                                              3. Goings On About Town, pp. 14-36
                                                                                                                                              4. The Talk of the Town, pp. 37-39
                                                                                                                                              5. The Campaign Trail: Newt's Rage by Michael Kelly, pp. 40-43
                                                                                                                                              6. Paris Journal: The First Frenchman by Adam Gopnik, pp. 44-52
                                                                                                                                              7. "Vermin" by William Matthews, p. 53
                                                                                                                                              8. A Reporter at Large: Unfinished Business by Mark Singer, pp. 54-63
                                                                                                                                              9. "Lucky Palms" by Stephen Jamison, pp. 64-67
                                                                                                                                              10. On Stage: Karole Armitage by Guy Aroch and James Traub, pp. 68-71
                                                                                                                                              11. Annals of Science: The birth of an Idea by Robert S. Boynton, pp. 72-77
                                                                                                                                              12. Showcase: Larry Flynt by Helmut Newton and James Wolcott, pp. 78-81
                                                                                                                                              13. Fiction: "Dumbness Is Everything" by Harold Brodkey, pp. 82-85
                                                                                                                                              14. "The Something" by Charles Simic, pp. 86-89
                                                                                                                                              15. A Critic at Large by Hermione Lee, pp. 90-95
                                                                                                                                              16. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Books, p. 96 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. Heat Wave by Penelope Lively
                                                                                                                                                2. Charles Ives: A Life with Music by Jan Swafford
                                                                                                                                                3. The Blue-Eyed Tarokaja by Donald Keene
                                                                                                                                                4. Plastic: The Making of a Synthetic Century by Stephen Fenichell
                                                                                                                                              17. [+]
                                                                                                                                                The Current Cinema by Terrence Rafferty, pp. 97-99 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. Infinity (1996 Film) by Matthew Broderick
                                                                                                                                                2. That Thing You Do! (1996 Film) by Tom Hanks
                                                                                                                                              18. The Art World by Calvin Tomkins, pp. 100-103
                                                                                                                                              19. Shouts & Murmurs by Christopher Buckley, pp. 104-106
                                                                                                                                              20. Cover: The Deluge by Edward Sorel
                                                                                                                                            2. [+]
                                                                                                                                              October 14, 1996 Issue = 18 Articles
                                                                                                                                              1. Comment: Hock Tooey by David Remnick, pp. 7-9
                                                                                                                                              2. In the Mail, pp. 10-13
                                                                                                                                              3. Goings On About Town, pp. 14-42
                                                                                                                                              4. The Talk of the Town, pp. 43-45
                                                                                                                                              5. Our Local Correspondents: Get Rudy by James Traub, pp. 46-49
                                                                                                                                              6. Letter from San Francisco: The Author vs. the Library by Nicholson Baker, pp. 50-58
                                                                                                                                              7. "This Horse" by Paul Jenkins, pp. 59-63
                                                                                                                                              8. A Reporter at Large: The Wounds of Peace by Connie Bruck, pp. 64-85
                                                                                                                                              9. "Diminuendo" by Stephen Dunn, pp. 86-91
                                                                                                                                              10. Fiction: "The Stack" by Rose Tremain, pp. 92-93
                                                                                                                                              11. [+]
                                                                                                                                                It Was Sad by John Updike, pp. 94-97 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. Down with the Old Canoe by Steven Biel
                                                                                                                                                2. Every Man for Himself by Beryl Bainbridge
                                                                                                                                              12. Showcase: Kristin Scott Thomas by Brigitte Lacombe and Anthony Lane, pp. 98-99
                                                                                                                                              13. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Books, p. 100 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. The Laws of Our Fathers by Scott Turow
                                                                                                                                                2. Volcano and Miracle by Gustaw Herling
                                                                                                                                                3. Rosa Lee by Leon Dash
                                                                                                                                                4. Under the Black Flag by David Cordingly
                                                                                                                                              14. [+]
                                                                                                                                                The Current Cinema by Anthony Lane, pp. 101-102 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. Michael Collins (1996 Film) by Neil Jordan
                                                                                                                                              15. Onstage by Arlene Croce, p. 103
                                                                                                                                              16. Mixed Media by James Wolcott, pp. 104-107
                                                                                                                                              17. Shouts & Murmurs by David Sedaris, pp. 108-110
                                                                                                                                              18. Cover: Processed Peace by Art Spiegelman
                                                                                                                                            3. [+]
                                                                                                                                              October 21, 1996 Issue = 23 Articles
                                                                                                                                              1. Comment: Civil Tongues by Hendrik Hertzberg, pp. 15-23
                                                                                                                                              2. In the Mail, pp. 24-29
                                                                                                                                              3. Goings On About Town, pp. 30-74
                                                                                                                                              4. The Talk of the Town, pp. 75-81
                                                                                                                                              5. The Campaign Trail: Running Ohio by Michael Kelly, pp. 82-87
                                                                                                                                              6. Annals of Diplomacy: The Road to Sarajevo by Richard Holbrooke, pp. 88-106
                                                                                                                                              7. Annals of Activism: The Outsider by Jane Mayer, pp. 107-119
                                                                                                                                              8. The Political Scene: My Secret Right-Wing Conspiracy by William F. Buckley, Jr., pp. 120-129
                                                                                                                                              9. Annals of Vietnam: A Friendship That Ended the War by James Carroll, pp. 130-155
                                                                                                                                              10. "Some Like Poetry" by Wislawa Szymborska, pp. 156-157
                                                                                                                                              11. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Life and Letters: Why I Wrote "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller, pp. 158-165 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. The Crucible: A Screenplay by Arthur Miller
                                                                                                                                              12. A Reporter at Large: Curious George by David Remnick, pp. 166-173
                                                                                                                                              13. Showcase by David Burnett, pp. 174-179
                                                                                                                                              14. Profile: The Family Way by Jacob Weisberg, pp. 180-183
                                                                                                                                              15. Easel: "Oval Office" by Roy Lichtenstein, pp. 184-189
                                                                                                                                              16. Showcase: The two Harold Ickeses, pp. 190-191
                                                                                                                                              17. Fashion Statements: First Ladies Get Dressed by Wendy Wasserstein, pp. 192-193
                                                                                                                                              18. A Critic at Large: A Man Without a Plan by Adam Gopnik, pp. 194-196
                                                                                                                                              19. "Is About" by Allen Ginsberg, pp. 197-199
                                                                                                                                              20. Profile: An American Political Fable by Marshall Frady, pp. 200-220
                                                                                                                                              21. Social History: The Ruins of Georgetown by Sidney Blumenthal, pp. 221-237
                                                                                                                                              22. Shouts & Murmurs by Christopher Buckley, pp. 238-240
                                                                                                                                              23. Cover: The Last Dance by Mark Ulriksen
                                                                                                                                            4. [+]
                                                                                                                                              November 4, 1996 Issue = 27 Articles
                                                                                                                                              1. Comment: Solar Eclipse by Michael Lind, pp. 7-9
                                                                                                                                              2. In the Mail, pp. 10-13
                                                                                                                                              3. Goings On About Town, pp. 14-36
                                                                                                                                              4. The Talk of the Town, pp. 37-44
                                                                                                                                              5. The Campaign Trail: Media Culpa by Michael Kelly, pp. 45-49
                                                                                                                                              6. Dept. of Disputation: The Criminals of Tomorrow by James Traub, pp. 50-54
                                                                                                                                              7. "Et Cetera, Et Cetera" by Mark Strand, pp. 55-64
                                                                                                                                              8. "Conversation with a Seagull" by Carol Rumens, p. 65
                                                                                                                                              9. A Reporter at Large: The Science of Shopping by Malcolm Gladwell, pp. 66-70
                                                                                                                                              10. Sketchbook by Michael Roberts, p. 71
                                                                                                                                              11. "A Death in Winter" by Anthony Hecht, pp. 72-75
                                                                                                                                              12. Showcase by Helmut Newton, pp. 76-79
                                                                                                                                              13. Annals of Appearance: A Lesson in Style by Herbert Muschamp, pp. 80-81
                                                                                                                                              14. Designer Notes by Christian Lacroix, pp. 82-83
                                                                                                                                              15. A Critic at Large: Prophets of Seduction by Francine du Plessix Gray, pp. 84-85
                                                                                                                                              16. On the Street by Fernanda Eberstadt, pp. 86-91
                                                                                                                                              17. Onstage by Paul Deitz, pp. 92-93
                                                                                                                                              18. Fiction: "Up Late" by Mary Grimm, pp. 94-97
                                                                                                                                              19. [+]
                                                                                                                                                American X-Rays by Helen Vendler, pp. 98-101 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. Selected Poems 1947-1995 by Allen Ginsberg
                                                                                                                                              20. [+]
                                                                                                                                                The Years With Roth by Daphne Merkin, pp. 102-103 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. Leaving a Doll's House by Claire Bloom
                                                                                                                                              21. "Under These Lights" by Glyn Maxwell, pp. 104-105
                                                                                                                                              22. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Political Porn by David Remnick, pp. 106-111 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. Unlimited Access by Gary Aldrich
                                                                                                                                                2. Sleeping with the President by Gennifer Flowers
                                                                                                                                              23. The Art World by Simon Schama, pp. 112-116
                                                                                                                                              24. [+]
                                                                                                                                                The Current Cinema by Terrence Rafferty, pp. 117-120 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. Sleepers (1996 Film) by Barry Levinson
                                                                                                                                                2. Mother Night (1996 Film) by Keith Gordon
                                                                                                                                              25. The Theatre by Nancy Franklin, pp. 121-123
                                                                                                                                              26. Shouts & Murmurs by Bruce McCall, pp. 124-126
                                                                                                                                              27. Cover: The Height of Fashion by Michael Roberts
                                                                                                                                            5. [+]
                                                                                                                                              November 11, 1996 Issue = 18 Articles
                                                                                                                                              1. Comment: Fans Love Yanks by Roger Angell, pp. 5-7
                                                                                                                                              2. In the Mail, pp. 8-9
                                                                                                                                              3. Goings On About Town, pp. 10-34
                                                                                                                                              4. The Talk of the Town, pp. 35-58
                                                                                                                                              5. The Campaign Trail: Ire in the Belly by Michael Kelly, pp. 59-63
                                                                                                                                              6. Life and Letters: God and Harvard by Robert S. Boynton, pp. 64-73
                                                                                                                                              7. Personal History: Hyena by Joanna Greenfield, pp. 74-81
                                                                                                                                              8. Annals of Law: The Agonizer by Jeffrey Rosen, pp. 82-89
                                                                                                                                              9. Annals of Fashion: Ossie Clark by Julie Kavanagh, pp. 90-91
                                                                                                                                              10. Fiction: "Confession" by Ingmar Bergman, pp. 92-105
                                                                                                                                              11. A Critic at Large by Claudia Roth Pierpont, pp. 106-109
                                                                                                                                              12. Showcase by Max Vadukul, pp. 110-112
                                                                                                                                              13. "The Morning After" by Philip Levine, pp. 113-118
                                                                                                                                              14. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Books, p. 119 - 5 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. A Fling with a Demon Lover by Kelvin Christopher James
                                                                                                                                                2. The Living and the Dead by Paul Hendrickson
                                                                                                                                                3. Faith and Treason by Antonia Fraser
                                                                                                                                                4. Other Entertainment by Ned Rorem
                                                                                                                                                5. A Feast of Words by Anna Shapiro
                                                                                                                                              15. The Art World by Calvin Tomkins, pp. 120-123
                                                                                                                                              16. [+]
                                                                                                                                                The Current Cinema by Anthony Lane, pp. 124-127 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. Ransom (1996 Film) by Ron Howard
                                                                                                                                                2. High School High (1996 Film) by Hart Bochner
                                                                                                                                              17. Shouts & Murmurs by Christopher Buckley, pp. 128-130
                                                                                                                                              18. Cover: Lemons by Edward Sorel
                                                                                                                                            6. [+]
                                                                                                                                              November 18, 1996 Issue = 18 Articles
                                                                                                                                              1. Comment: But Is It Good for the News? by Louis Menand, pp. 7-9
                                                                                                                                              2. In the Mail, pp. 10-11
                                                                                                                                              3. Goings On About Town, pp. 12-38
                                                                                                                                              4. The Talk of the Town, pp. 39-43
                                                                                                                                              5. Annals of Communications: Inside Story by Ken Auletta, pp. 44-61
                                                                                                                                              6. Life and Letters: The Fall of Fun by James Atlas, pp. 62-64
                                                                                                                                              7. "Hindsight" by Nancy Willard, pp. 65-71
                                                                                                                                              8. Personal History: Notes on My Mother by Hilton Als, pp. 72-85
                                                                                                                                              9. A Reporter at Large: Recovering from Apartheid by Tina Rosenberg, pp. 86-94
                                                                                                                                              10. "Reading Machado" by Derek Walcott, p. 95
                                                                                                                                              11. A Critic at Large: Grim Fairy Tales by Adam Gopnik, pp. 96-103
                                                                                                                                              12. Fiction: "Y Chromosome" by Donald Antrim, pp. 104-117
                                                                                                                                              13. [+]
                                                                                                                                                The First and the Last by David Remnick, pp. 118-122 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. Memoirs by Mikhail Gorbachev
                                                                                                                                                2. The Unknown Lenin by Richard Pipes, David Brandenberger, and Vladimir I. Lenin, ...
                                                                                                                                              14. [+]
                                                                                                                                                The Current Cinema by Terrence Rafferty, pp. 123-126 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. Breaking the Waves (1996 Film) by Lars von Trier
                                                                                                                                                2. Vertigo (1958 Film) by Alfred Hitchcock
                                                                                                                                              15. Musical Events by Paul Griffiths, pp. 127-129
                                                                                                                                              16. The Theatre by Nancy Franklin, pp. 130-131
                                                                                                                                              17. Shouts & Murmurs by Bruce McCall, pp. 132-134
                                                                                                                                              18. Cover: Cat by Saul Steinberg
                                                                                                                                            7. [+]
                                                                                                                                              November 25, 1996 Issue = 19 Articles
                                                                                                                                              1. Comment: St. Nick's Beard by Malcolm Gladwell, pp. 9-13
                                                                                                                                              2. In the Mail, pp. 14-17
                                                                                                                                              3. Goings On About Town, pp. 18-46
                                                                                                                                              4. The Talk of the Town, pp. 47-51
                                                                                                                                              5. The Sporting Scene: One for the Good Guys by Roger Angell, pp. 52-64
                                                                                                                                              6. Onward and Upward with the Arts: Tights! Camera! Action! by Anthony Lane, p. 65
                                                                                                                                              7. "Mungo Bays the Moon" by Muriel Spark, pp. 66-77
                                                                                                                                              8. The World of Business: Endgame by James B. Stewart, pp. 78-83
                                                                                                                                              9. At the Galleries: Gerhard Richter by Calvin Tomkins, pp. 84-91
                                                                                                                                              10. The Art World: Duchamp and New York by Calvin Tomkins, pp. 92-95
                                                                                                                                              11. "The Mysteries of Caesar" by Anthony Hecht, pp. 96-101
                                                                                                                                              12. Fiction: "Ramone" by Judy Troy, pp. 102-105
                                                                                                                                              13. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Affirmative Action, Inc. by Alan Wolfe, pp. 106-114 - 8 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. The New Color Line by Paul Craig Roberts and Lawrence M. Stratton
                                                                                                                                                2. Backfire by Bob Zelnick
                                                                                                                                                3. Forbidden Grounds by Richard A. Epstein
                                                                                                                                                4. In Defense of Affirmative Action by Barbara R. Bergmann
                                                                                                                                                5. Economic Perspectives on Affirmative Action by Margaret Sims
                                                                                                                                                6. Not All Black and White by Christopher Edley, Jr.
                                                                                                                                                7. Left for Dead by Michael Tomasky
                                                                                                                                                8. The Remedy by Richard D. Kahlenberg
                                                                                                                                              14. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Angels in Holland by John Updike, pp. 115-116 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. The Discovery of Heaven by Harry Mulisch
                                                                                                                                              15. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Briefly Noted, p. 117 - 5 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. The Courts of Love by Ellen Gilchrist
                                                                                                                                                2. About Schmidt by Louis Begley
                                                                                                                                                3. The Inheritance by Samuel G. Freedman
                                                                                                                                                4. Alvin Ailey: A Life in Dance by Jennifer Dunning
                                                                                                                                                5. Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer by Ben Katchor
                                                                                                                                              16. [+]
                                                                                                                                                The Current Cinema by Anthony Lane, pp. 118-121 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. The English Patient (1996 Film) by Anthony Minghella
                                                                                                                                              17. The Theatre by John Lahr, pp. 122-125
                                                                                                                                              18. Shouts & Murmurs by Elaine May, pp. 126-128
                                                                                                                                              19. Cover: Guardian Angel by J.J. Sempe
                                                                                                                                            8. [+]
                                                                                                                                              December 2, 1996 Issue = 21 Articles
                                                                                                                                              1. Comment: Enabling Washington by Lawrence Weschler, pp. 9-11
                                                                                                                                              2. In the Mail, pp. 12-13
                                                                                                                                              3. Goings On About Town, pp. 14-44
                                                                                                                                              4. The Talk of the Town, pp. 45-49
                                                                                                                                              5. Dept. of Disputation: The Decline of Economics by John Cassidy, pp. 50-57
                                                                                                                                              6. "The Scholar" by Vijay Seshadri, pp. 58-64
                                                                                                                                              7. Paris Journal: A Tale of Two Cities by Adam Gopnik, pp. 65-69
                                                                                                                                              8. A Reporter at Large: A New Kind of Contagion by John Lanchester, pp. 70-75
                                                                                                                                              9. Onstage: Rosemary Clooney by Fergus Greer and Whitney Balliett, pp. 76-81
                                                                                                                                              10. At the Galleries: The Long Books by Roger Angell, pp. 82-85
                                                                                                                                              11. Fiction: "Killing Babies" by T. Coraghessan Boyle, pp. 86-89
                                                                                                                                              12. Showcase by Francois-Marie Banier and Calvin Tomkins, pp. 90-97
                                                                                                                                              13. A Critic at Large by Alma Guillermoprieto, pp. 98-106
                                                                                                                                              14. [+]
                                                                                                                                                All the Pope's Men by Garry Wills, pp. 107-112 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. His Holiness by Carl Bernstein and Marco Politi
                                                                                                                                              15. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Hardly Cricket by Michael Hofmann, pp. 113-114 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. High Latitudes by James Buchan
                                                                                                                                              16. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Briefly Noted, p. 115 - 5 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. The Enchantment of Lily Dahl by Siri Hustvedt
                                                                                                                                                2. Houdini!!! by Kenneth Silverman
                                                                                                                                                3. Water: A Natural History by Alice Outwater
                                                                                                                                                4. Rumors and Stones: A Journey by Wayne Karlin
                                                                                                                                                5. Tyranny of the Normal by Leslie Fiedler
                                                                                                                                              17. [+]
                                                                                                                                                The Current Cinema by Terrence Rafferty, pp. 116-117 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. Shine (1996 Film) by Scott Hicks
                                                                                                                                                2. The Crucible (1996 Film) by Nicholas Hytner
                                                                                                                                              18. "Wind Blowing" by Emily Hahn, pp. 118-120
                                                                                                                                              19. The Theatre by John Lahr, pp. 121-123
                                                                                                                                              20. Shouts & Murmurs by Calvin Trillin, pp. 124-126
                                                                                                                                              21. Cover: Dressed Turkey by Peter de Seve
                                                                                                                                            9. [+]
                                                                                                                                              December 9, 1996 Issue = 20 Articles
                                                                                                                                              1. Comment: Hoover Rides Again by John Cassidy, pp. 9-11
                                                                                                                                              2. In the Mail, pp. 12-13
                                                                                                                                              3. Goings on About Town, pp. 14-50
                                                                                                                                              4. The Talk of the Town, pp. 51-55
                                                                                                                                              5. Annals of Law: Asking for It by Jeffrey Toobin, pp. 56-59
                                                                                                                                              6. "In an Old Garden" by George Bradley, pp. 60-61
                                                                                                                                              7. Personal History: Losing Sight by Henry Grunwald, pp. 62-67
                                                                                                                                              8. Profile: The Imperfectionist by John Lahr, pp. 68-73
                                                                                                                                              9. At the Galleries by Dodie Kazanjian, pp. 74-77
                                                                                                                                              10. "I Am Too Close for Him to Dream About Me" by Wislawa Szymborska, pp. 78-79
                                                                                                                                              11. Showcase by Arlene Croce, pp. 80-83
                                                                                                                                              12. A Reporter at Large: Among Planets by Dava Sobel, pp. 84-90
                                                                                                                                              13. Sketchbook by Jules Feiffer, p. 91
                                                                                                                                              14. Fiction: "The Cats" by John Updike, pp. 92-103
                                                                                                                                              15. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Sex and Unreason by Clive James, pp. 104-117 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. Bertrand Russell: The Spirit of Solitude, 1872-1921 by Ray Monk
                                                                                                                                              16. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Briefly Noted, p. 118 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. Independent Spirit by Hubert Butler
                                                                                                                                                2. Worldly Goods by Lisa Jardine
                                                                                                                                                3. Fermat's Last Theorem by Amir D. Aczel
                                                                                                                                                4. Caught Inside by Daniel Duane
                                                                                                                                              17. [+]
                                                                                                                                                The Current Cinema by Anthony Lane, pp. 119-123 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. 101 Dalmatians~~One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1996 Film) by Stephen Herek
                                                                                                                                                2. Star Trek - First Contact (1996 Film) by Jonathan Frakes
                                                                                                                                              18. The Sky Line by Brendan Gill, pp. 124-127
                                                                                                                                              19. Shouts & Murmurs by Bruce McCall, pp. 128-130
                                                                                                                                              20. Cover: Christmas Chopping by Michael Roberts
                                                                                                                                            10. [+]
                                                                                                                                              December 16, 1996 Issue = 19 Articles
                                                                                                                                              1. Comment: The Gods Are Anxious by Louis Menand, pp. 5-7
                                                                                                                                              2. In the Mail, pp. 8-9
                                                                                                                                              3. Goings on About Town, pp. 10-46
                                                                                                                                              4. The Talk of the Town, pp. 47-51
                                                                                                                                              5. Letter from Washington: The Hug by Joe Klein, pp. 52-57
                                                                                                                                              6. Our Far-Flung Correspondents: Beachless by Wade Graham, pp. 58-67
                                                                                                                                              7. A Reporter at Large: The G-Man and the Hit-Man by Fredric Dannen, pp. 68-77
                                                                                                                                              8. Showcase by Ulrike Schamoni, pp. 78-81
                                                                                                                                              9. Annals of Tycoonery: The Last Business Eccentric by Michael Korda, pp. 82-85
                                                                                                                                              10. "The Neighbor" by C.K. Williams, pp. 86-91
                                                                                                                                              11. A Critic at Large: Escaping Picasso by Adam Gopnik, pp. 92-99
                                                                                                                                              12. Musical Events by Alex Ross, pp. 100-102
                                                                                                                                              13. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Scare Tactics by John Lancaster, pp. 103-106 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. Airframe by Michael Crichton
                                                                                                                                              14. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Books by our authors, pp. 107-109 - 26 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. The Run of His Life by Jeffrey Toobin
                                                                                                                                                2. The Collected Stories by Mavis Gallant
                                                                                                                                                3. Messages from My Father by Calvin Trillin
                                                                                                                                                4. So Forth by Joseph Brodsky
                                                                                                                                                5. Citizen K by Mark Singer
                                                                                                                                                6. Light Fantastic by John Lahr
                                                                                                                                                7. The Politics of Memory by Jane Kramer
                                                                                                                                                8. Duchamp: A Biography by Calvin Tomkins
                                                                                                                                                9. The Architect of Desire by Suzannah Lessard
                                                                                                                                                10. After Rain by William Trevor
                                                                                                                                                11. The Size of Thoughts by Nicholson Baker
                                                                                                                                                12. Ants on the Melon by Virginia Adair
                                                                                                                                                13. The Man Who Grew Two Breasts by Berton Roueche
                                                                                                                                                14. The Women by Hilton Als
                                                                                                                                                15. Elephant Rocks by Kay Ryan
                                                                                                                                                16. The Devil Problem, and Other True Stories by David Remnick
                                                                                                                                                17. American Musicians II by Whitney Balliett
                                                                                                                                                18. Ornament and Silence by Kennedy Fraser
                                                                                                                                                19. Walking the Black Cat by Charles Simic
                                                                                                                                                20. Jesse: The Life and Pilgrimage of Jesse Jackson by Marshall Frady
                                                                                                                                                21. The Family Markowitz by Allegra Goodman
                                                                                                                                                22. Golf Dreams by John Updike
                                                                                                                                                23. Selected Stories by Alice Munro
                                                                                                                                                24. Great Books by David Denby
                                                                                                                                                25. Cross Channel by Julian Barnes
                                                                                                                                                26. E-Mail This Book! by The Cartoon Bank
                                                                                                                                              15. The Art World by Simon Schama, pp. 110-113
                                                                                                                                              16. Onstage by William Klein, pp. 114-115
                                                                                                                                              17. [+]
                                                                                                                                                The Current Cinema by Terrence Rafferty, pp. 116-119 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. Mars Attacks! (1996 Film) by Tim Burton
                                                                                                                                                2. Jerry Maguire (1996 Film) by Cameron Crowe
                                                                                                                                              18. Shouts & Murmurs by Frank Cammuso and Hart Seely, pp. 120-122
                                                                                                                                              19. Cover: Christmas Past, Christmas Present by Edward Sorel
                                                                                                                                            11. [+]
                                                                                                                                              December 23, 1996 Issue = 21 Articles
                                                                                                                                              1. Comment: Today's Special by Bill Buford, p. 5
                                                                                                                                              2. In the Mail, pp. 6-7
                                                                                                                                              3. Goings On About Town, pp. 8-48
                                                                                                                                              4. The Talk of the Town, pp. 49-53
                                                                                                                                              5. Personal History: Fidelity by Tim Parks, pp. 54-59
                                                                                                                                              6. Profile: Becoming Japanese by Ian Buruma, pp. 60-71
                                                                                                                                              7. Food: Leavened bread by Salman Rushdie, pp. 72-73
                                                                                                                                              8. Fiction: Dog by Richard Russo, pp. 74-79
                                                                                                                                              9. Fiction: The Black-and-White Ball by Don DeLillo, pp. 80-84
                                                                                                                                              10. Food: Beans by Chang-rae Lee, pp. 85-88
                                                                                                                                              11. Food: Grits souffle by Elizabeth Hardwick, p. 89
                                                                                                                                              12. Lief and Letters: The Life and Early Death of Bruce Chatwin by Susannah Clapp, pp. 90-92
                                                                                                                                              13. Food: Indigestion by Anton Chekhov, pp. 93-96
                                                                                                                                              14. Food: Whale pie by Jonathan Meades, pp. 97-101
                                                                                                                                              15. Fiction: The Love of a Good Woman by Alice Munro, pp. 102-107
                                                                                                                                              16. "Hemingway's Hat" by Vicki Feaver, pp. 108-128
                                                                                                                                              17. Food: Plum pudding by John Lanchester, pp. 129-141
                                                                                                                                              18. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Fine Points by John Updike, pp. 142-145 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. The New Fowler's Modern English Usage by R.W. Burchfield and Henry Watson Fowler
                                                                                                                                              19. [+]
                                                                                                                                                Briefly Noted, pp. 146-149 - 8 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. The Other Family by Jacqueline Carey
                                                                                                                                                2. Memories of My Ghost Brother by Heinz Insu Fenkl
                                                                                                                                                3. The Vipers' Club by John H. Richardson
                                                                                                                                                4. Pig by Andrew Cowan
                                                                                                                                                5. I Never Came to You in White by Judith Farr
                                                                                                                                                6. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
                                                                                                                                                7. In the Hold by Vladimir Arsenijevic
                                                                                                                                                8. Into the Great Wide Open by Kevin Canty
                                                                                                                                              20. Greetings, Friends! by Roger Angell, pp. 150-152
                                                                                                                                              21. Cover: Bedside Stories by Owen Smith
                                                                                                                                        2. [+]
                                                                                                                                          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
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                                                                                                                                                                Issues of 2008 = 34 Issues, 664 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                1. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                  Issues of 2009 = 42 Issues, 823 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                2. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                  Issues of the 2010s = 1 Year, 3 Issues, 50 Articles
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                                                                                                                                                                    Issues of 2010 = 3 Issues, 50 Articles