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FEATURESWinter 2007-08


Cover Story
The Promise of Pakistan
From his home in Lahore, SIPA professor Saeed Shafqat gives his on-the-ground assessment of Pakistan's dangerous political situation—and its prospects for a democratic future.


Sound Stages
By Glyn Vincent
Irene Taylor Brodsky's documentary film about her deaf parents won the Audience Award at Sundance in 2007. A year later, Brodsky's dealing with deafness have taken and unexpected turn.


The Great Debaters
By Paul Hond
In the early 1960s, Malcolm X was known as a debater of devastating acuity, whom many people were too intimidated to face. That didn't stop an intrepid academic name William Neal Brown.


From the Bronx to the Battery
by Jerome Charyn
Polymorphous author Jerome Charyn's latest novel, Johnny One-Eye, a tour de force tour of the American Revolution, takes place in pre-Columbian Manhattan—back when we were King's.




Letters to the editor

College Walk
Pat 'n Leather
Airfare for the Common Man
Smoke Rising

The Commission

City gives green light to Manhattanville
Mukasey overcomes doubts to become AG
Geriatrics expert named public health dean


Secretary Pool


Beauty by numbers
Pay for peace
Fiscal discipline

Science, Medicine, Technology
Eye, robot
Closing in on breast cancer
Divisions of labor

The Only Goal
A Bed and a Bath
New Habits
You Can't Say That
Into the Woods

Gone Fission