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John P. Oconnor

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Drawing Power From the People

Before I formally threw my hat into the 8th Congressional District race, an old friend from my labor organizing days

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he says. It was degrading, I had never seen myself as a hero. My father--with the best will in the

Updike's Toil and Trouble

I T IS WITH a certain mixture of dread and excitement that one finds John Updike undertaking the material of

Boyish Heroics

S TRATIS HAVIARAS brings to The Heroic Age the lyrical style, eye for the visual, and economic approach of a

Universal Love Story

T HE ONLY PROBLEM with Patrick Bradford production of A Raisin in the Sun stems not from the staring which

Journey of the Damned

A BOUT HALFWAY THROUGH The Paper Men, Nobel laureate William Golding's latest novel, the protagonist, the footloose novelist Wilfred Barclay,

Village Idiots

D OES ANY HARVARD STUDENT wish with exams fast approaching for fee a comedy thought a town whose inhabitant are

The Brilliant Irony of Levity

M ILAN KUNDERA SEEMS to have the best interests of his readers at heart. He begins The Unbearable Lightness of

Talk of the Town

I N HIS NEW BIOGRAPHY of E.B. White, author Scott Elledge reports a remark about White which the poet Adrienne

Free Time
Columns

In Search of Lost Time

Photo Man
Ivy League

Beyond The Silver Screen

Larry, In His Element
Scrutiny

Professor Summers

Data Sculpture
Visual Arts

Painting by the Numbers: Data Visualization