Chronicles Magazine November 1987

  • VITAL SIGNS

    Resolutely Abstract

    The avant-garde, according to those who are supposed to know, has been entering the mainstream, but the commentators busy cataloging this development for future art historians seem to have forgotten that "avant-garde" and "mainstream" are...

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  • VITAL SIGNS

    Summer of the Snake

    In "Life-Line," a story by Robert A. Heinlein, a scientist describes a man in the present as a "space-time event." He explains, "Imagine this space-time event which we call Rogers as a long pink worm, continuous through the years, one end at his...

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  • Cultural Revolutions

    Betraying His Country

    Convicted traitor Clayton Lonetree wept as he described his upbringing on an Indian reservation orphanage and with his father, a brutal alcoholic. The Marine Corps was, he said, a way out of his misery, although his principal reasons for joining...

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