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Location: Mailing Lists / Archive General Hot Articles / 2001-02-14

Happy Valentine's Day from us at  Every week
we show our love for our readers by passing on what have
been the most interesting magazine articles on the Web. 
---U.S. Politics---
An Atlantic Monthly article describes one American's quest
to get back 1.5 million square miles of land on islands over
which the U.S. has mysteriously ceded sovereignty.
A Salon article describes how a few erroneous details about
gifts the Clintons received were snowballed by the press
into a huge, and dubious, scandal.
A U.S. News piece remarks on how once-staid Clintonites are
now beginning to lose their faith.
Time reports on a grisly dog attack in San Francisco and the
issues surrounding whether to prosecute the owners.
Weekly Standard has an article on how President Bush's MBA
background and management style are confounding the media.
A Time author reports from the Arctic National Wildlife
Refuge on the new administration's plans to drill for oil

---Middle East---
An editorial in The New Republic responds to Ariel Sharon's
victory in Israel's prime-ministerial election.
Fraternity violence has turned Philippine campuses into
spawning grounds for cronyism and corruption, reports FEER.
A Wired feature portrays the culture clash in Europe between
traditional Continental conservatism and American-style
exuberance over technology.
A Time Europe article reports that the trafficking of women
for sex is growing in Eastern Europe, but law enforcement
has been slow to respond.

U.S. News reports on scientists' plans to build a drill that
can penetrate the Earth's crust and plumb the mantle.
Wired reports on the sophisticated and specialized computers
inside today's Formula One race cars.
A Technology Review article reports on new navigation
systems that make flying a small plane easier than driving a
car.  Will this be the wave of the future?
Time Europe reports on accounts that the drug ecstasy may be
a reliable treatment for Parkinson's disease.
Technology Review previews some futuristic devices for
connecting our bodies more directly to computers and medical

Fortune reports that Porsche, despite growing sales of its
sports cars, is planning to make a sport-utility bandwagon
-- er, vehicle.
Time reports that falling interest rates and wounded stocks
look to precipitate a resurgence in 1980s-style corporate
raiding and buy-outs.
A Business 2.0 article examines what the author believes has
been the greatest failure of e-businesses:  the idea that ad
revenue alone will support a site.
An eCompany Now article tells investors to look at how
companies place financial bets as a clue to how their stocks
might move.
A Kiplinger's article discusses so-called "all-weather"
mutual funds that shelter investors from market turbulence.

---Computers & The Internet---
Salon polls a panel of experts on their reactions to the
federal court ruling against Napster.
An eCompany Now writer conducts an experiment, responding to
every piece of spam he receives and seeing what happens. 
The results may surprise you.
Scientific American reports the electronics industry is
bowing to Hollywood's latest plans to include
copy-preventing codes in next-generation hard disks.
If you're looking to start a new relationship now that
Valentine's Day has come and gone, check out Men's Fitness's
tips for courting online.

The new book "Fast Food Nation" critiques the health and
labor practices of the burger business.  Will it get
Americans to change their eating habits?  A Salon writer
expresses doubt.
  buy the book:
Scientific American reviews the new book 'Body Bazaar: The
Market for Human Tissue in the Biotechnology Age'.
  buy the book:
An Entertainment Today article tells how "Hannibal", the
sequel to "Silence of the Lambs", came to be made ten years
An Education Week article argues that the peculiarities of
the English language make phonics a bad way to teach