LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Folklore's last stand?/Tempest in Tucson/Pale Fires, and more
Make no mistake/The real thang/Organ trail, and more
Leaving the academy, queer theorists have taken to the streets to defend bathhouses, promiscuity, and anonymous sex from moralizing social forces. But can their Foucault-inspired notions of uncontrolled desire survive outside the classroom -- in the face of community crackdowns, AIDS, and attacks from angry gay journalists?
BY CALEB CRAIN
The Corrections Officer
After 2,500 corrections and nearly ten years, Boston University's John Kidd is ready to release his edition of Joyce's notoriously error-ridden Ulysses. The contentious scholar has waged war against his rival editors; now, his own work will be put to the test.
BY ROBIN BATES
Freud's theory of repression has spawned a population dependent on bereavement counselors and group grieving sessions to work through their woe. Now, however, a number of psychologists are calling it all into question. Is denial healthy after all?
BY EMILY NUSSBAUM
Inspired by John Dewey's progressive educational vision, Vermont's Goddard College would like its president to be little more powerful than its students. But after years of community meetings in the hay barn, the school is still trying to preserve its democratic values without beheading its leaders.
BY DAVID GLENN
Lingua Franca debuts a column of informed speculation on matters worldly and otherworldly. This month, Jim Holt demonstrates that the world is about to end.