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. 24, No. 6, June

Counting the Ways: Contemporary Poets
No country has as many poets at any one time as the United States. We want to express ourselves whether we are farmers or bus drivers, high school students or professors at prestigious colleges, members of poetry discussion groups, hospital nurses....
Dickens: Public Readings, Private Pain
The many readers of the works of Charles Dickens, probably the most popular novelist who ever lived, would be surprised to learn that some critics believe that he really committed suicide. While most reports of his death state that he died of a stroke...
Francisco Jimenez: Out of the Fields
Francisco Jimenez had every right to be sad and bitter about his childhood. As migrant workers, he and his family relocated often depending on the harvest thus seldom remaining in one place. Starting school at odd times during the year gave him little...
Kayak Where Columbus Sailed
I found the Dominican Republic that I was looking for in a small town on the east coast of the country called Bayahibe. Here I sat under a thatched roof on the patio of an Italian restaurant that affords a great view over a tiny bay. It was undeveloped....
Saadi of Shiraz: The 13th Century Persian Poet of Compassionate Wisdom
On March 20, 2009, which marks the Spring Equinox and is celebrated as the New Year's Day in Iran, President Barack Obama sent a videotaped New Year's message to the Iranian nation as a political gesture of good intention to open a new friendly chapter...
Tallinn: Medieval Treasure of the the Baltic
The German Knights of the Sword kept watch from the old castle's battlements, high above medieval Tallinn. In the 13th century they looked down on two encircling walls, church spires, a fine town hall fronting a magnificent town square and the rich...
The Great Indian Coin Bazaar
It is my first experience of a coin exhibition. Within ten minutes I am left dazed. Four hundred and more dealers and collectors--from all over the country--have descended upon this event organized in Bangalore by the Karnataka Numismatic Association....
What Is a "Natural Born Citizen?"
Eligibility for POTUS interpreted by SCOTUS US Schools require students to pass a Federal Constitution test before they graduate from the middle or senior grades. There are multiple opportunities to pass a test that asks students to memorize basic...