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THE WORLD & I consists of eight colorful editorial sections .

Current Issues
Covers national and world affairs--through analysis, commentary, and special reports--and presents foreign perspectives on timely issues through its ``World Views'' and ``Global Forum'' subsections.
The Arts
Presents current and lasting achievements in art, poetry, music, dance, film, design, architecture, theater, and more. Includes ``Gallery,'' a 10-page color feature of the work of a particular artist.
Natural Science
Illuminates the world of science from its historical underpinnings to the latest cutting-edge discoveries.
Focuses on the enrichment of our daily lives by highlighting personalities, food, travel, health, sports, humor, and more.
Book World
Excerpts recent releases, with insightful commentary, and reviews important new fiction and nonfiction, including some foreign-language titles.
Surveys the world through a historical and an anthropological perspective. Includes ``Patterns,'' a 10-page photographic study of a chosen culture.
Currents in Modern Thought
Presents diverse points of view on education, philosophy, history, political science, sociology, and economics by leading authorities throughout the world.
Special Section
Originally conceived as an occasional section to treat important subjects from a number of perspectives, it includes our 16-month, ongoing ``Millennial Moments'' series surveying the achievements of the past 1,000 years.

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