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I spend three hours a week on the bus that takes me from city to country and back.

The urban terminus was spiffed up in Giuliani time but, given the economics of travel, it still serves the young, the poor, the stingy second-homer, and the doughtiest of commuters. The country terminus serves the little college town whose 17th-century core has been swallowed by bars and U.N. fast food (gyros, kebabs, tamales, sushi, pizza). Jack and Jane Kerouacs ride back and forth, in search of biking, hiking, hooking up, and studying.


Contents
June 6, 2011    |     Volume LXIII, No. 10

Articles
Features
Books, Arts & Manners
  • Roger Kimball reviews The Neoconservative Persuasion: Selected Essays, 1942-2009, by Irving Kristol, edited by Gertrude Himmelfarb.
  • Webster Younce reviews The Ballad of Bob Dylan: A Portrait, by Daniel Mark Epstein.
  • Andrew Roberts reviews Among the Truthers: A Journey Through America’s Growing Conspiracist Underground, by Jonathan Kay.
  • Dedra McDonald Birzer reviews The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie, by Wendy McClure.
  • Ross Douthat reviews The Beaver.
  • Richard Brookhiser commutes between town and country.
Sections
The Long View  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  
Athwart  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  
Poetry  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  
Happy Warrior  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  
The Bent Pin  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .