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. 25, No. 11, November

Authentic Hawaiian Quilt-Making
When John Serrao sits down to design a quilt for a quilt-maker, he knows this quilt is intended for a cherished loved one. It will take the maker at least a year to create. He asks the quilter for whom the quilt is intended and what story they want...
'Coaching Classes:' Gateway to a Bright Career
One aspect of education in India that's becoming more and more conspicuous is the plethora of 'coaching classes.' Be it Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai or even a smaller town like Lucknow, you can't fail to see them--either advertised on a billboard or...
Felix Frankfurter: The Influential Jurist
Felix Frankfurter is often identified as one of the most influential American jurists (that is, legal scholars) of the twentieth century. And yet, his other activities--as a writer, an activist, a mentor of law students and an advisor to private organizations...
Financial Worries Have Implications for US/China Relationship
The American press has, of course, responded to the present US financial crisis. Most observers--and they present the views of both Obama, his conservative opponents, and, consequently, the majority of Americans--suggest that the "fundamentals" are...
Into the Sahara
The blowing sand rocks our Land Rover as we reach the outskirts of Timbuktu. Mahkmoud leans over the steering wheel and peers into the hazy lemon yellow that fills our windshield. There is no horizon between earth and sky and I wonder how he can continue...
National Philharmonic to Perform Berlioz's Requiem
The National Philharmonic, conducted by Chorale Artistic Director Stan Engebretson, will perform Hector Berlioz's grand Requiem (Grande Messe des Morts, Op. 5), one of the musical masterpieces of the ages, on Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 8 pm at the...
Romanian Revelation: More Than Dracula
Few characters capture the imagination as dramatically as Dracula, the blood-thirsty count from Transylvania--which is how the Irish author Bram Stoker portrayed the mythical monster in his 1897 novel, Dracula. In 1931, a first musical horror movie...
The Battle to Regulate Yoga
Earlier this year, Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell signed into law a bill that would exempt the state's yoga teachers from the need to be licensed to teach. His gesture, which preceded a similar move by New York Governor David Paterson, has led...
The Evil Eye
In most cultures there is an extreme fear of the 'Evil Eye.' People will recite incantations, give signs, and will do everything possible in order to avoid its fateful curse. It has been said of those possessed with this malevolent gift, that "their...
The Wild, Crazy World of Graffiti
He called himself TAKI 183. In fact, his real name was Demetrius and he was a messenger. He lived on 183rd Street in upper Manhattan. What drove him to "write" his name "TAKI" and his street on hundreds of subway cars throughout the five boroughs of...
Venetian Glass Masters
On the Venetian island of Murano, a maestro vetraio (master glass-blower) is at work performing a Venetian art that goes back a 1,000 years. Another wave of tourists have just walked over from the conveniently close alighting point of the ferry from...