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Posted Sunday, April 8, 2001

Flying Blind: The Cold War Left No Maps for This Face-Off
The new century's most important and confusing big-power dance will, arguably, be between the United States and China, and it is unlikely to be dominated either by friendship or enmity. (New York Times Week in Review)

Special Instructional Issue
How to... Hit a Home Run Off Pedro Martinez, Deliver Bad News, Rob a Bank, Get in to See the President, Harvest a Live Organ.
(New York Times Magazine)

Why More Women Don't Host Game Shows
Numerous male emcees have achieved iconic status in American pop culture. Think Wink Martindale. Think Bob Barker. But for all the Martindales and Barkers, there is not a single Patricia Sajak, Alexandra Trebek, or Chick Woolery. (Slate)

Tips for Terrorists: Lose the Toothpick, Don't Talk to Cabbies and Watch Where You Park
According to federal prosecutors, the bombings of the American Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998 involved intricate research, planning and execution. Just look at the terrorist training manual linked to the attacks. (New York Times Week in Review)

A Road Map to the Recount
To sort out the data now coming in from the various media recounts of the presidential vote in Florida, you have to take care in framing your inquiry. The question "Who really won Florida" is much too vague. (Slate)

Your money or your life
Politicians are already trying to figure how to game the system if campaign-finance rules change. (U.S. News & World Report)

Selling to Gen Y: A Far Cry From Betty Crocker
American identity — a mix of cultural politics, social mores and generational crosscurrents — has never been more difficult to pin down. (New York Times Week in Review)

Meet Hamlet, Macbeth, Othello and Lear—Otherwise Known as the Boston Red Sox
A Boston native looks forward to Opening Day at Fenway. (Newsweek)

Department of Double Lives: How soap operas get their medicine right. (New Yorker)

All Quiet on the Pundit Front
A monthly report card on the accuracy of TV pundits predictions, wherein we tell you who's clairvoyant, and who's just confused. (Brill's Content)

Glossy, newsy, sexy–and never dull
Britain's publishing bad boy invades America. (U.S. News & World Report)

The suit to stop a new "Gone with the Wind" from the slaves' point of view. (New Yorker)

It's Easier to Be Green
For too long, vegetarians were regarded as kooks, cranks and moralists by a nation that found self-definition in hot dogs and hamburgers rather than carrots and tofu. But now the worm — or rather, the sprout — has turned. (New York Times Week in Review)

To the IRS, With Love
Wit's End by Dave Barry
(Washington Post Magazine)

Q & A: 'I Feel OK with God'
A former warden talks about his time supervising executions in Texas. (Newsweek)

Hitler's Willing Business Partners
"IBM and the Holocaust" - a shocking account of Big Blue's dealings with Nazi Germany - and what the critics have failed to grasp. (The Atlantic)

Weekly Review
The U.S. withdrew from the Kyoto Protocol on global climate change; EPA administrator Christie Whitman announced that "we have no interest in implementing that treaty;" President Bush told the Germans that "we will not do anything that harms our economy, because first things first are the people who live in America." (Harper's)



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