- Laments that deftly mix ease and trouble, as if it's all part of the same dance to love and loss. By Brian Baumgart.
- The tragic case study of Afghanistan before blowback. By Chris Lowry.
- Paul Fussell on a big oxymoron.
- PHOTO STORY: Native species and mirrored men by Maslen & Mehra.
- BOOKS: Herbert Wright responds to Stephen Emmott's pessimistic view of the future of humanity.