Vol 6 No 1
Guest Designer: Jeff Koons
Notes on Contributors
Letter to the Reader
by Adrienne Brodeur
by Martha McPhee
An American woman, an Italian man—and each a patriot.
by Pinckney Benedict
What is the girl from Irish Mountain doing at a cockfight?
Utopia, Dystopia, Messtopia!
by Cynthia Ozick
Perfection is not a good thing.
by Kim Edwards
Passing the test to enter utopia isn't as tough as staying there.
Near-Extinct Birds of the Central Cordillera
by Ben Fountain
Cocaine, guerrillas, and rare birds: Colombia in the springtime.
The Golden Chariot
by Andrea Lee
An American family's road trip is their rite of passage.
by Friedrich Gerstäcker
The story that inspired the classic movie musical Brigadoon.