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Articles from Vol. 276, No. 11, March 24

Caldron in Northern Iraq. (Comment)
Erbil, northern Iraq Northern, "free" Iraq looks more and more like Lebanon in the old days: venue of not one war but many. It should have been so simple. The US armed forces were to land in Turkey and base themselves in friendly Iraqi Kurdistan...
Dashboard Confessional
10 * Under the Skin of the City A few years ago, when moviegoers in this country were just beginning to learn about Abbas Kiarostami, I heard a crowd of New Yorkers berate him for having put a snatch of Vivaldi onto a soundtrack. These audience...
Dissent and Disconnects
History was made on February 27 when for the first time Big Labor formally broke with a sitting President's war policy. By unanimous vote, the executive council of the AFL-CIO, representing America's 13 million unionized workers, approved a resolution...
Donahue-War Casualty. (Comment)
War may or may not be inevitable, but a one-sided discussion of US policy toward Iraq appears to be all but guaranteed on network television. Whatever the merits of MSNBC's Donahue show, the behind-the-scenes maneuvers that led to its cancellation...
Letters
VENEZUELA'S CLASS WARFARE New York City * Although we commend Naomi Klein for writing about the struggle between the Venezuelan government and the private media, in her March 3 "Lookout" column, she misrepresented the position of the Committee...
Neo-Macho Man: Pop Culture and Post-9/11 Politics: Even before the Attacks, a Backlash against Feminism Had Brought the Return of the Authoritarian Male. Now, Macho Is Equated with Keeping Us Safe
Say what you will about oil and hegemony, but the pending invasion of Iraq is more than just a geopolitical act. It's also the manifestation of a cultural attitude. To understand how this war is being packaged and sold, you have to look at the fantasies...
Phallic Balloons against the War
Who says there's nothing new under the sun? Monday, March 3, saw the emergence of a new kind of protest against war--the Lysistrata Project. Back in January, two clever and indefatigable New York actresses, Kathryn Blume and Sharron Bower, had the...
Rising Danger in Korea. (Comment)
If the impending invasion of Iraq goes quickly and Saddam Hussein is overthrown, North Korea will soon enter American gun sights. For the past three months Pyongyang has sought to get Washington's attention with a series of provocative moves, but the...
`Rules for Changing the World'
This was intended to be a sweet little prewar column about an artist I admire, Rosanne Cash. Still sexy after all these years, she just released her first commercial CD in nearly a decade after having remarried, had a fourth kid, signed with a different...
Talkin' 'Bout My Generation
FIFth of July * Ma Rainey's Black Bottom The revival of a highly regarded play can either enhance or diminish its reputation. Consider the current productions of two very different works--by playwrights who share a surname--a couple of decades after...
This Is Your Brain on Antidrug.com Ads
* Those antidrug ads--the latest one is on page 33--have poked a hornet's nest of reader protest. As we explained when we published some heated letters (Feb. 10), this magazine's advertising acceptability policy carries a strong free-speech bias; we...
Title IX: Political Football: Women's Sports Are under Attack by Jocks Who Have an Ally in the President
Girls in ponytails and soccer jerseys packed the front of a room at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. They elbowed each other and giggled as kids from across the nation spoke lovingly of basketball, pole vaulting and field hockey, and in support...
Washington Post Warriors. (Comment)
A generation ago, when I worked at the Washington Post, the right-wing fringe occasionally referred to us as "Pravda on the Potomac." We reporters were amused but also rankled. We did not see ourselves as a mouthpiece for the government (neither, it...