October 2009

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Letters

Comment Obama's Failings

On the Line

Column

Luis J. Rodríguez tells why a recent prison riot was no surprise.

Features

Mama, Dada, and Nano? Steven Higgs

Subparticles in consumer items may be harmful to your kid's health.

How the Bike Man Became the Grim Reaper Erin Middlewood

Representative Earl Blumenauer, a crusader for the environment, suddenly turned into a bogeyman.

No Work in New Orleans Woodlief Thomas

For my immigrant neighbors, jobs are scarce.

The Carbon Footprint of War Bruce E. Johansen

The Pentagon is anything but green.

Joseph Stiglitz Amitabh Pal

"Wall Street banks have used the same tactic that Bush used in the war on terror: fear," says the Nobel-winning economist.

Culture

"Cultural Work Is Our Survival" Antonino D'Ambrosio

Performer and activist Gary Farmer strives to preserve Native culture.

Where We Come From Anne Elizabeth Moore

Palestinian conceptual artist Emily Jacir opens conversations.

Poem Marilyn Hacker

Kate Clinton puts together a syllabus on race.

Dave Zirin follows Etan Thomas to Oklahoma.

Books


Leslie Bow pores over a new genre: Asian American adoption.

Jim Hightower offers a ringside seat at the Wall Street circus.