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November 2, 2009

Vol.201 / No.12
Books
Scott KorbNovember 02, 2009

In early April 1980 the Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe met the Harlem-raised James Baldwin ldquo for the first and sadly last time rdquo at the annual meeting of the African Literature Association held that year in Gainesville Fla Both men happened to arrive to the conference a day late pus

Signs Of the Times
November 02, 2009

The proposed legislation would allow girls as young as 16 to have abortions without parental consent.

Thomas P. RauschNovember 02, 2009

Religious studies return to China.

Television
Jake MartinNovember 02, 2009

"True Blood" seeks to be sophisticated and edgy, but the only thing sharp about it is the actors' prosthetic fangs.

Of Many Things
Patricia A. KossmannNovember 02, 2009

The many ways to help homeless, abused animals

Thomas J. SantenNovember 02, 2009

God is an elusive presence in a world looking for certitude and control.

Books
Paul LakelandNovember 02, 2009

Landislas Orsy performs a careful dance with the Vatican in "Receiving the Council."