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Putting Animal Cruelty on the Ballot

Yes, the Humane Society of the United States is still trying to stop animal shelters from putting discarded pets to sleep. But the group has turned much of its...

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"Pointing Fingers over Georgia" Zbigniew Brzezinski certainly knows his subject when it comes to relationships with the Russians [Aug. 25]. I would expect his...

22 Skip the steak

Which is responsible for more global warming: your BMW or your Big Mac? Believe it or not, it's the burger. The international meat industry generates roughly 18%...

Animal Passions

On the video monitor, two small marmosets — tree-dwelling South American monkeys with white ear tufts — cling tightly to each other, looking terrified. A third...

Only the Big Questions

J.M. Coetzee almost never gives interviews, so I counted myself very lucky when he granted me an audience in the early 1990s. We met in his office in Cape Town,...

A Veiled Genius

J.M. Coetzee almost never gives interviews, so I counted myself very lucky when he granted me an audience in the early 1990s. We met in his office in Cape Town,...

The Tale of the Woman Who Had Never Read a Book

This is the story of a woman who never read a book. Someone at dinner — Aunt Nancy — said she met the woman on a flight from Phoenix to New York. Nancy...

The New Radicals

Maybe part of the problem is the word. Globalization. It has a sinister ring, like a euphemism from the same technocrats who gave us "downsizing" during the...

Mohandas Gandhi

A thin Indian man with not much hair sits alone on a bare floor, wearing nothing but a loincloth and a pair of cheap spectacles, studying the clutch of...

Adventures In Food Fear

TITLE: THE ROAD TO WELLVILLE AUTHOR: T. CORAGHESSAN BOYLE PUBLISHER: VIKING; 476 PAGES; $22.50 THE BOTTOM LINE: For reasons not clear, the author amusingly...

Double-Talk: About Class

With all the attention to Bill Clinton's sex life, few have noticed a far more serious transgression on the part of the candidates. They are tossing around the...

Books: Heroism's End? THE MASK OF COMMAND

A military historian who had never seen combat, John Keegan distinguished - himself a decade ago by writing The Face of Battle, a vivid triptych on three epic...

Photography: Peppers From Heaven

What photographer satisfied the biographical requirements for an artist better than Edward Weston? Like Gauguin, he made a mid-life lunge for the southern...

Education: A Courtroom Clash Over Textbooks

"It's one of the most important trials of the last several decades." So maintains Robert Skolrood, executive director of Televangelist Pat Robertson's...

Design: Moonlight in the Bathroom

However modest in scale, Richard Neutra 's houses soared When Architect Richard Neutra was designing a house for Alan and Janet Glenn in Stamford, Conn., he...

Religion: The Church of Liberal Borrowings

Plagiarism and fraud charges rock the Seventh-day Adventists The 3.8 million-member Seventh-day Adventist Church is normally the most doctrinally placid and...

The Updated Book off Jobs

A testament of prophecy, true belief, go-getting and megabucks Stop. Before proceeding: a test. A kind of measured mile on the long road to high-tech...

Books: Attachments

FAMILIES by Jane Howard Simon & Schuster; 282 pages; $9.95 "When we concentrate on a material object, whatever its situation," said Vladimir Nabokov, "the very...

Religion: Prophet or Plagiarist?

Falling into a trance in the presence of friends in Topsham, Me., a 19-year-old girl had a vision. Jesus allowed her to see the tablets on which the Ten...