Chronicles Magazine Culture

  • Perspective

    Successful Crimes

    Crime is big business in the U.S. It is bigger than the billions of dollars that are made in the drug traffic every year and the astronomical revenues from prostitution, gambling, and armed robbery.

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  • VITAL SIGNS

    In Search of a Playwright

    When it comes to American Drama, our lack of a respectable literature is a much more perennial and chronic lament than we imagine. With what would appear to be a perverse relish, each generation proclaims that today is worse than yesterday,...

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  • VITAL SIGNS

    Sympathy for the Devil

    One would have thought to have heard the last of Jack Henry Abbott. Back in the early 1980's, you'll remember, Jack Abbott was a literary cause celèbre: here was a great, lost writer, condemned to an unending and unfair prison term, but...

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