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Timeless stories from our 170-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
Under the microscope, disease and life unfurl
Remembering Elijah Muhammad, true American
A child of Hollywood encounters Auschwitz, and himself
Movies, robot deer, and the American small town
Ralph Nader campaigns for president with a course in civics
By Lydia Davis, in the Fall 1999 issue of Bomb. “The Old Dictionary” appears in The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis, published in 2010 by Picador. I have an old dictionary, about…