Month: August 2002 (Page 1 of 4)
There’s some great stuff in this week’s New Yorker: Rebecca Mead’s short, wonderfully-written piece about the evolution of the New York Times‘s Sunday Weddings pages; Jane Mayer’s description of how the “Car Talk” guys’ anti-S.U.V. campaign went awry; and an interesting argument, from James Surowiecki, that the Bush Administration’s economic policies are pro-business, rather than pro-free market.
Voice of America has a really cool feature on their site: a country-by-country pronunciation guide for the names of world leaders.
Jim Bouton, a former Yankees pitcher, says we should blame the owners, not the players, for the impending baseball strike (New York Times; free registration required).
6.6 million Americans are either in jail, on probation, or on parole. That’s one in 32 adults.