September/October 1994 issue

Cover Story

KILLING LOVE
by Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
A writer reflects on race, sex, and O.J. Simpson.

 

Emory University's Sonya Tinsley grew up admiring women like Gloria Steinem and Alice Walker. Young men had few such heroes. -- GREEKS AND GRANOLAS

SHAKEDOWN
by Martin Schram
Lobbyists are often vilified for cornering members of Congress. In truth, it's usually the other way around.

Ten Races to Watch: An irreverent look at the midterms.

Citizens' Revolt: Voters face some radical ballot initiatives.

CHAMELEON
by Richard Blow
An interview with Congress' most powerful Democrat, Dick Gephardt, reveals the would-be populist as anything but.

USARMS: A PERIODIC REPORT
by Ashley Craddock
The weapons trade is expanding under CEO Clinton.

KILLING LOVE
by Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
A writer reflects on race, sex, and O.J. Simpson.

GREEKS AND GRANOLAS AND STEEPS AND SLACKERS
by Paul Rogat Loeb
Commitment to social change and apathy coexist on the '90s campus.

The Real Stuff: Up-close interviews with three young activists.

The Ten Best: Schools for idealists and activists.

Conservatives on Campus: Reaganism lives on in young hearts.

FASTTALK: Electronic readers speak up.

Slacking on the Internet: Gen-X links from Ian Kallen.

MAG-LIFE CRISIS
by Veronique Vienne
Both men's and women's magazines are relentlessly promoting youthfulness, but in very different ways.

DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR'S NOTE The neglected virtue of confronting guilt.
BACKTALK Backtalk: Senator Hatch begs to differ, two sides talk fish, and the breast cancer debate continues.
OUTFRONT
A fighter for working women gets promoted
Dirty chopsticks
L.A. teen mothers
An interview with writer Isabel Allende
Library CPR
Schmooze with CSN
Save our testes too!
The One Call You Should Make Bottom fisher or bottom feeder?
Vice Squad
If "empowerment" makes you vomit . . ,
A truly evil man laid bare
Drag incinerator builders over the coals!
RESOURCES For further reading and advanced hellraising.
FASTTALK Some electronic readers respond in advance to the campus activism story.
PAULA POUNDSTONE Dick is dead; long live Dick Nixon.
PLUS: letters to Paula