The World and I

World and I is an encyclopedic journal that includes world news; developments in science, the arts and philosophy; book reviews; and photo essays. Since it was founded in 1986, it is printed monthly. The journal is published by Washington Times Corp.Subjects for World and I include science; literature and literary reviews; food and cooking; art; travel and tourism; politics; philosophy; music and musical instruments; drama and theatre. The editor is Steve Osmond.

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 4, April

Don't Judge a (Comic) Book by Its Cover
When it comes to picking out high-quality, age-appropriate material, most traditional books can be judged--superficially--at a glance. Books for kids have eye-catching covers with cute cartoons. Genre books have flashy, sensational covers. And traditional...
Easter Island: The Eyes That Speak to the Sky
Fresh pineapple on a stick, some of the best deep sea diving in the world, massive stone statues with a mysterious past, easy biking, succulent tuna, a volcano crater two and a half million years old, and gently musical Polynesian words. If any of...
Exploring Medieval Art in New York
To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty, which pour dull facilities can comprehend only in the most primitive forms--this knowledge, this feeling, is at the center...
In Praise of Girls' Weekend
In recent years I've noticed a rising trend in America that I favor above and beyond other trends. More and more women, ages roughly thirty and up, are embracing a ritual wistfully referred to as "Girls' Weekend." This is a gathering generally attended...
Introduction
Many individual events of the Civil War were particularly astonishing because of the sheer action or drama that characterized them. Breathtaking occurrences from battlefield maneuvers to spy missions to political showdowns inspire wonder when we read...
Introduction
A short note about the terminology in this month's Special Report: Comic Lit. Comic books are magazines or books that narrate a story through sequential art, text and dialogue. Outside of the United States, they are referred to as "comic magazines"...
Mont Saint Michel: France's 'Marvelous Pyramid'
"Mont-Saint-Michel comes into view like a sublime thing, a marvelous pyramid," declared Victor Hugo, France's famous novelist. The French Gothic abbey dedicated to Saint Michael the Archangel has attracted faithful pilgrims and fascinated visitors...
On the Strange Relationship between Religion and Comics
Is Tom and Jerry a Jewish conspiracy to endear mice to Europeans, who saw Jews degraded and compared to mice in Holocaust era propaganda? Iranian University professor Hasan Bolkhari thinks so, according to a lecture that is posted on YouTube via...
The Easter Story in Paintings
This article is based on a lecture given by Philip Leonard at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., on March 20, 2007. Philip Leonard's lecture Reading the Easter Story in Old Master Paintings at the National Gallery of Art addressed...
The Iberian Case of Sibling Rivalry: Spain vs. Portugal
As in Scandinavia (see "The Scandinavian Case of Sibling Rivalry," April 2007), Iberia has witnessed a long struggle between a unifying common cultural-linguistic and religious heritage. Contrast this with bitter national envies and rivalry, which...
The Scandinavian Case of Sibling Rivalry: Sweden vs. Denmark
Psychiatrists use the term "sibling rivalry" to denote the frequent sense of competitiveness of siblings for the love of their parents, the affection of friends and relations and the relative success in their chosen careers and personal lives. The...
Zinov'ev, Lost Russian Philosopher
Alexander Zinov'ev, who died recently, was an extraordinary individual. A WWII veteran and a prominent mathematician, he later became a dissident philosopher. His book The Yawning Heights was smuggled to the West, translated into English and became...