Magazine July 18, 2011, Issue



Mystery Mnemonic
In his column in the June 6 issue, Richard Brookhiser mentions what he says is a mnemonic: “Some men have many stones, but we have lots of hair.” Please, please ask him to tell us what this mnemonic is supposed to help one remember. I am going nuts.

Raymond Lewkowicz
Via e-mail

Richard Brookhiser Replies: My wife tells me that it was a way to remember a particular correlative conjunction in ancient Greek (some . . . but others). As someone who has less and less hair, I find it troubling.

Mental-Health Break
E. Fuller Torrey misses the mark badly in his assault (“Bureaucratic

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Books, Arts & Manners


The Week

The Week

Rep. Michele Bachmann regularly gives GOP leaders heartburn, rapping them for cutting spending deals with the White House.


The Latest

The Wuhan Lab Cover-Up

The Wuhan Lab Cover-Up

It's now certain that the U.S. government misled the public about the kind of research that the U.S. taxpayers were indirectly funding in China.