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. 23, No. 12, December

A Peanut Fair Extraordinaire
I am in a passage swarming with devotees. On either side, scores of vendors display mounds of peanuts, puffed rice, sweet meats, and savories. Farther ahead is the famous Basava temple of Bangalore. I have come to the annual kadelekayi parishe or peanut...
A Short History of Collage
Collage is a technique of pasting materials such as newspaper clippings, fur, wall paper, package labels, or dozens of other possible materials onto paintings, drawings, prints, even sculpture. By adding a "collage" an artist can change the nature...
Introduction
The excitement over the election of America's first black president was evident in headlines across the world November 5, 2008. We have seen everything from "America Chooses Change" to simply "HISTORY" above the fold on page one. Yes, this is a historical...
Much More Than Just Peanuts
Like peas, pulses and beans, the peanut belongs to the 12,000 species strong family of legumes (Leguminosae), our second most important source of food after grasses. The scientific name for peanuts is Arachis hypogaea. Peanuts in UK and Asia are more...
New Galactic Watering Holes
Let's face a harsh and brutal truth about the radio frequency of 1420MHz. When the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligences [SETI] began in earnest in the 1960s, astronomers thought that the frequency of a fundamental transition of hydrogen, 1420MHz,...
Ralph Waldo Emerson and American Identity
A recent essay identifies Ralph Waldo Emerson as the "architect of American intellectual culture" and goes on to cite some of his aphorisms, the best known, perhaps, being "a foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds." Many of his essays...
Sibling Rivalry: The Scottish and the English
Most Americans are shocked to learn that the Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP), pledged to leave the United Kingdom attracted more than one-third of the electorate in the last Parliamentary elections in Scotland. This would be the equivalent of a regional...
The World through Trevor Kobrin's Lens
The hiss of the milk steamer breaks the sounds of early '90s songs, and the sweet notes of chocolate and coffee invite a steady buzz of conversation to fill this Dallas, Texas, coffee house. Photographer Trevor Kobrin joins that conversation. He...