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10 | ALL of 18 results for "Americas"
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1991 • 6,144 words • Reportage & Criticism
There were storms below us in the John Crow Mountains, where the Black River meets the Rio Grande. The plane was bucking in the high… more»
1 December 1985 • 661 words • Reportage & Criticism
Obesity, heart disease, tooth decay, slavery. When it comes to white powders and their attendant evils, cocaine can’t hold a candle to cane sugar. There’s… more»
21 April 2000 • 2,586 words • Reportage & Criticism
In Colored People, a memoir of his youth in West Virginia in the 1950s, the writer and critic Henry Louis Gates Jr. devotes a central… more»
14 July 1985 • 1,686 words • Reportage & Criticism
It’s Friday evening and the Reverend James Cleveland, leading light of gospel music… more»
1988 • 5,781 words • Reportage & Criticism
We are making our way along a remote fjord in southern Chile, against the wind and tide. There are three of us in the boat:… more»
6 July 2001 • 2,615 words • Reportage & Criticism
In 1922, in a dispatch from France, the Cuban writer Alejo Carpentier noted a new fashion there for the music of his home country. “There… more»
January 1996 • 1,609 words • City of Words
On New Year’s Day we took the Comet to the Isle of Youth. While we were still far off—in a stretch of mangroves between the mainland and… more»
22 February 1999 • 1,107 words • City of Words
A jetliner on a transpolar night flight develops a mechanical fault. Forced to land in a snowstorm on an ice-bound landing strip, it touches down… more»
26 October 1998 • 934 words • City of Words
The sun sets on the kora and the xylophone—and rises on the clave and the timbales. The taste of world music aficionados has switched from… more»
1996 • 1,219 words • City of Words
The mad traffic of automobiles, the inefficacy of censors and the venality of show business converge in the fuss over Crash, David Cronenberg’s film of… more»
The miracle of Pentecost does happen, though not in tongues of flame. More like a...
Learning from human rights and humanitarian crises in Africa
A Norman castle in the north-east of...
Last month in Yirol I bought a heifer—a brindled two-year old, not yet in calf....
An item in the Times Literary Supplement of 23 June, apropos a poetry anthology called Capitals, states that...