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The Political and Cultural Function of the Movie

 
CINEMA SHAPES THE CULTURE
The American Way Marks the World
Richard Grenier
Happy Glasnost
Anna Lawton
Japanese Film Heroines
David Tracey
Technology, Technology
David D'Arcy
Pow! Bang! Crunch! Violence in American Cinema
David Brudnoy
Mass Culture in the Movies
Ben Stein
Polemics and the Movies
Nestor Almendros
Young Directors: Where Do They All Come From?
Wendy Keys

 
SPECIAL REPORT--SOUTHERN AFRICA: PEACE AT LAST?
Introduction
Editor
South Africa in a Time of Transition
Robert I. Rotberg
A Farewell to Arms?
M. Hough
An Emerging New Soviet Policy
Philip Nel
The Future of Southern Africa
Peter Duignan

ANALYSIS
A Missed Opportunity in Panama
Michael G. Wilson

COMMENTARY
The Crèche-Menorah Case: Limiting Religious Freedom
William Bentley Ball
The Real Lessons of the HUD Scandal
Stuart M. Butler
Moscow's New Lever on the West
Milton R. Copulos
Could Labor Win in Britain?
Stephen Haseler

 

 
EDUCATION
Illiteracy in the Workplace
David Sims

FAMILY
The Holidays: Up From Commercialism
Mindy Leaf
Back to Bethlehem: Tell it Again, Dad
Bradley D. Ross

FASHION
The Cinderella Syndrome
Wendi Winters

FOOD
A Finnish Casserole Christmas
Eloise Paananen

HOME
Season's Garlands From the Garden
Virginia Greiner

LEISURE
Comedy: The Good, the Bad, and the Funny
Robin Parker

 

 
FEATURED BOOK: Michael Holroyd's Bernard Shaw
Introduction
Editor

Intimate Journey
Nicholas Rudall

Sonny the Secular Savior
Michael Patrick Gillespie

REVIEWS
Publishing Miracle on Thirty-fourth Street
Dave Wood
CHRISTMAS
The editors of Augsburg Fortress

Of Time and the River
Lee Congdon
DANUBE
Claudio Magris

Abused by Mother England
Robert Sherrod
THE GREAT BETRAYAL
David Day

(Mis)fortunes of a Novelist
Ilan Stavans
THE STORY TELLER
Mario Vargas Llosa, translated by Helen Lane

Between Two Worlds
Juliana Geran Pilon
LOST IN TRANSLATION: A LIFE IN A NEW LANGUAGE
Eva Hoffman

 

 
   

 
   
ART
Hals: The People's Painter
Jason Edward Kaufman
Carnegie Museum of Art: Blockbusters, Museum Consortiums, and Their Pitfalls
Eric Gibson

DANCE
Sir Kenneth MacMillan, Britain's Best
Kathrine Sorley Walker

MUSIC
Monteverdi Returns to Venice
Tom Pniewski

POETRY
Our Ritual Distance
Jean Emerson

THEATER
Edinburg International: The World's Biggest Festival
John Elsom
The Threepenny Opera Redux
Cynthia Grenier

 

   
AT THE EDGE
Understanding Our Dreams
David Foulkes
Terra Obscura: The Earth's Rhizosphere
Richard W. Zobel
Spinning New Fibers
Richard Moen

CRUCIBLES OF SCIENCE
The U.S. Naval Observatory
Robert S. and Betty J. Harrington

NATURE WALK
The Gift of the Magi
Nigel Groom

SCIENCE ESSAY
The Great Asbestos Scam
Douglas G. Brookins, with Judith Binder

SCIENTISTS: PAST AND PRESENT
J.B.S. Haldane: A Legacy in Several Worlds
Larry Hedrick

 

   
CROSSROADS
Nana's Durbar: Golden Jubilee at Larteh, Ghana
David Brokensha and Alfredo Varela

FOLK WISDOM
Children's Folk Games
Sheila K. Webster-Jain
Forest of Circassia's Myths
John Colarusso

HERITAGE
A Lithuanian Christmas in America
Margrit Riesen
A Peasants Pride: A Short Celebration of German-Russians
Roger L. Welsch

PEOPLES
Amerindian Hidalgos: Impression Management Among the Guajiro of Colombia and Venezuela
Benson Saler
Black Seminoles of Brackettville, Texas
Ian Hancock

 

   
ESSAYS
Fathers and Daughters in Shakespeare
Diane Dreher
From Prudery to 'Freedom': A Brief Review of the Sexual Revolution
J. Gordon Muir
Stalin's Shadow Over Perestroika
Vladimir Petrov

ETHNIC NATIONALISM AND EUROPE
Introduction
Editor
Regional and National Polarities
Michael E. Lind
Europe After 1992: An End to Nationhood as Historically Defined?
Henry Paolucci
Eastern Europe: Two Case Studies in Nationalism
R.V. Burks
Gorbachev's Nationalities Predicament
Hugh Ragsdale
The Resurgence of Nationalism in Europe
Corneliu Bogdan

 
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