Magazine June 22, 2015, Issue

The Sex-and-Gender Interregnum

Resembling a third-place finisher in a Rene Russo lookalike contest — and I’m honestly confused about whether I mean that as a compliment — the celebrity formerly known as Bruce Jenner graced the cover of Vanity Fair this month in his new personage: Caitlyn, the female soul Jenner told Diane Sawyer he’s always had.

Jenner is probably the most famous person to come out as a lady, but not the first professional athlete. That distinction, you’ll remember, belongs to Renée Richards, née Richard Raskind, the former captain of the Yale men’s tennis team who successfully sued to join the women’s tour

In This Issue


Politics & Policy

Work-Visa Wisdom

To understand the future of the immigration debate, one must first understand the H-1B visa program. Though not very well known among ordinary Americans, the program, first established in 1990, ...


Politics & Policy

Indefensible Defense

Continual warfare in the Middle East, a nuclear Iran, electromagnetic-pulse weapons, emerging pathogens, and terrorism involving weapons of mass destruction variously threaten the United States, some with catastrophe on a ...

Books, Arts & Manners

Politics & Policy

A Rousing Return

There are few stranger curricula vitae in the movie business than the one compiled by the Australian director George Miller. In the late Seventies and Eighties, he was the auteur ...



Tax Tech

You’ve heard the promise of nanotechnology: Soon tiny machines will repair organs, fight disease, swarm into enemy facilities to disable electronic devices, or even build self-replicating machines on Mars to ...
Politics & Policy


THURBER’S VETERANS They brooded on the porches of Columbus Forty years after ’61, when they went South, crossed the Ohio, battled the rebels And returned. By 1900 there were Still dozens of them left in ...
Politics & Policy


Carry On? Jerry Hendrix is not the first to disparage the Navy’s and the Congress’s decision to continue building and improving the large aircraft carrier. Critics have disparaged this decision all ...
Politics & Policy

The Week

‐ The Clintons have created a shell corporation that exists solely to advance their interests and shield them from accountability. It’s called the Democratic party. ‐ Fox News, which will host ...


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