The Week Magazine – May 14 2009

This weeks issue of The Week magazine has arrived in mailboxes. Features this week include: Can Chrysler survive bankruptcy? Republicans: Is there a path back to power? Obama weighs Supreme Court options. Signs of an economic recovery. Swine flu threat recedes.

Arts & Leisure

Also of interest … secrets of the brain

Author of the week: Ayelet Waldman
Novel of the week: Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín
Vanished Smile: The Mysterious Theft of Mona Lisa by R.A. Scotti
Book of the week: The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt by T.J. Stiles

Bob Dylan: Together Through Life
Bill Callahan: Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle
Art Brut: Art Brut vs. Satan

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
Battle for Terra
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
New on DVD

People and Gossip
Gossip: Sean Penn, Robin Wright Penn
Gossip: Rudy Giuliani
Gossip: Carrie Prejean
Gossip: The Vatican
Hulk Hogan’s painful decline
The book that ruined Gay Talese
Brooke Shields’ maternal karma

New cars: 2009 BMW 7 Series
The best … space savers
Tip of the week: How to make an iPod battery last
Best websites to make meetings efficient
For those who have everything: The Thunderbolt R2G2

Europe: Small nations, momentous pleasures
Last-minute European travel deals

Book List
Best books … chosen by Michael J. Fox

Stage: Ragtime
The week’s other opening: Accent on Youth

Exhibit of the week: The Pictures Generation, 1974–1984
Where to buy … Jean-Marie Périer: First-person Access

The Week’s guide to what’s worth watching
Movies on TV this week
Show of the week: Independent Lens: Crips and Bloods, Made in America

Business columns: The business case for female leaders
Business columns: For sanity’s sake, expect the worst
Issue of the week: Can Chrysler survive bankruptcy?

Making Money
What the experts say
Health-care costs: A fight for answers, and relief

Main Stories
Obama weighs Supreme Court options

News & Opinion
Obama weighs Supreme Court options
Signs of an economic recovery
Swine flu threat recedes

Republicans: Is there a path back to power?

Best Columns – US
Punishing whites for being white
The end result of torturing Zubaydah
Prosecutors who’d rather ignore rape
Quote of the week: Jonah Goldberg

Best Columns – Europe
France: The philistines who want to ruin rosé
United Kingdom: Will YouTube destroy the prime minister?

Best Columns – International
Russia: How the U.S. protects its arms dealers
Canada: When parents keep their kids ignorant
India: Election time in the world’s biggest democracy

Talking Points
Pakistan: Fears of a nuclear Taliban
Torture: What would Jesus do?
Biden: The accidental fearmonger
Cursing: Not on TV, you don’t

How Star Trek conquered the universe

How They See Us
Is it Spain’s place to investigate Gitmo?

Jack Kemp
Salamo Arouch

Health and Science
Health & Science
Health scare of the week: Sweetened drinks make you fat

Poll watch

Cartoons & Short Takes
Poll watch

Editor’s Letter
Editor’s Letter: O, be some other name!

It Wasn’t All Bad
Routine day hike becomes three-day nightmare, and more

Boring but Important
Targeting tax havens, and more

Only in America
Workplace racial-sensitivity pamphlet called insensitive, and more

Good Week – Bad Week
Saudi Arabian children, and more

Pilot saved by portable toilets, and more

People with ordinary sore throats and fevers flood ERs


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