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Poor Little Rich People

T HE MOST grandiose claim that Peter Collier and David Horowitz make about their huge new history of the Rockefeller

Culture Vulture

J OHN LEONARD HAS a great job--chief cultural correspondent of The New York Times, which apparently means that he can

Clever to a Fault

N ATIVE INTELLIGENCE came out last year amid little fanfare, unheralded and unnoticed, which, while not a major tragedy, is

The Great American Novelist

T HE COMMONEST of misconceptions about Arthur Hailey's books is that if not great literature, they must at least be

A Parting Shot

I N APRIL 27, 1891, Colonel Charles Colcock Jones Jr. addressed the Confederate Survivors' Association, over which he presided, at

Decline and Fall

T HE MAIN THING to remember is that it's only a matter of time. An Army group ominously called the

Rhetorical Bankruptcy

W HEN PRESIDENT FORD was telling New York City to drop dead last month, he evoked a vision of the

In Search of Covington Hall

O UT in the hilly country of western Louisiana, near the Texas border, there must be a town called Newllano.

Changing the Rules

I N A PLACE as laden with committees churning out reports as Harvard, it's hard to take reviews of policy

Cambodia and Crimson Politics

O NE DAY in early May there was a long article in The New York Times about Cambodia, unusual because

MISCELLANY

Dick Gregory. Once a comedian and now a freelance left-activist, is speaking in the Science Center Thursday night on "How

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Think about this for a minute: exactly 30 years and two days ago people in Hiroshima, Japan, woke up in

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There is, in case you haven't figured it out yet, not much going on. Therefore I will tell you a

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Sure, it was kind of cool last week, but don't let that deceive you; It's getting to be sweltering time

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Bowling. Across the river and up towards Newton a little ways, on Soldiers Field Road, rests Sammy White's Brighton Bowl

Free Time
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In Search of Lost Time

Photo Man
Ivy League

Beyond The Silver Screen

Larry, In His Element
Scrutiny

Professor Summers

Data Sculpture
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Painting by the Numbers: Data Visualization