Chronicles Magazine Biography

Staying Alive

If you are a woman and you worry about your safety, you are not alone. A recent Gallup poll reported that six of ten women in America are afraid to walk in their own neighborhoods or go out alone at night.

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    Some Things You Have to Face Alone

    Fall 2000 already seems like a long time ago, and it actually is. Perhaps I remember in a haze of nostalgia for that period, a brief entertainment of hope for the American polity, one which was soon snuffed in a blizzard of dimpled chads and a...

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    Flawed Genius

    Vladimir Nabokov—like Hemingway, Lorca, and Borges—was born in 1899, began life in the stable Victorian era, lived through the horrors of the Great War, and came to artistic maturity in the 1920’s.

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