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. 21, No. 8, August

A Celebration of Rembrandt at 400
What was it about seventeenth-century Holland? So many great painters practicing their craft in this small country saw their fame spread across the world, as if driven by wild fire--artists whose status and influence remain 400 years later. Why? ...
A Different Taste of Bangalore
There's a story about Bangalore, the fastest growing city in Asia and home to about eight million people, which the more knowledgeable of its senior citizens would be happy to share with you. Several centuries ago, Ballala, a king of the Hoysala dynasty,...
Dashiell Captures Colorful America
From the late nineteenth century until the 1930s, Richmond-based artist, illustrator, and writer Margaret May Dashiell recorded the colorful life of the streets in the state's capitol as well as that of her native New Orleans and Charleston. From African...
Drought vs. Food Security in Eritrea
Eritrea, situated along with the southeastern coast of the Red Sea in northeast Africa, is bounded on the east by Djibouti, on the south by Ethiopia and on the west by Sudan. To be specific, Eritrea is located in the desert and semi- desert geographical...
Dying with Your Patient: A Shaman's Message to a Medical Student
The lazy midday breeze brought the smells and sounds of Cartagena from the harbor just a few blocks away as we settled down on mats and tried not to stare too intently at the small, dark man in the odd dress. We were in the courtyard of one of the...
Elizabeth Bishop: The Poet as Traveler
A great poem stands on its own, unencumbered by what you may know about the poet. You can enjoy the music of the words and its harmonies. It will create visions in your mind, surprise you even on paper. It can change your concept about things you...
Introduction
China and India. Much attention has been given to these two countries in recent years, and for good reason. Their astonishing economic, military and technological developments have raised questions of just how powerful these countries are--and how...
Mythical Jaguars Face Harsh Reality
In August 2003, I set out from Belize City for a guaranteed sighting of one of the world's most elusive big cats: the jaguar. We headed south on the Southern Highway, traveling through cleared rainforest, palm savannahs, and one-horse Mayan towns to...
Power in the Postmodern Age
Power is the ultimate determinant of and explanation for the human condition. Wherever in the world there is advantage and disadvantage, equality and inequality, possession and dispossession, superiority and inferiority, dominance and subordination,...
School Science Debate Still in Session
Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell is a freelance writer, photographer and writing coach based in Kansas City. Her awards include investigative reporting awards from the Heart of America Journalism competition and the National Association of Hispanic Publications....
Storytelling as Art in Indian Puppetry
I'm back in school. The class is in session. Only this time as I enter the Jamia Millia university campus, set in the hustle of the busy capital city of India, I'm not a student, but a visiting journalist. And the curriculum isn't history, engineering...
The Future of Happiness
Will happiness, still that illusive abstraction, remain the dilemma of the new millennium? Once the stuff of sages and psychotherapy, the fevered search continues as it filters down the social ladder. At Barnes and Noble and Border's gargantuan...
The Power of Reading: Reading and Society
This is the fourth of a four-part series on the joys and benefits of a simple but cherished pastime: reading. Reading can bring people together At its basic level reading is a medium for socializing. Before anyone can read there must have been...