Cullen Murphy

Cullen Murphy is managing editor of the Atlantic Monthly and also writes the comic strip Prince Valiant.

The Good Word
Feb. 11 1999 3:30 AMFeelin' GroovyCan anybody say it with a straight face?
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Oct. 14 1998 3:30 AMYours, Mine, and OursWhose God is it, anyway?
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July 9 1998 3:30 AMTrash TalkingThe many forms of empty and hypocritical speech.
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May 20 1998 3:30 AMAlphabet SoupA technological history of reading and writing.
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April 2 1998 3:30 AMThe Lie of the LandEquivocations, deceptions, fibs, and other forms of not telling the truth.
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Jan. 1 1998 3:30 AMNoted With PleasureThe glorious art of citing your sources.
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Oct. 2 1997 3:30 AMToo Much of a Good ThingHow much hype is overhype?
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June 25 1997 3:30 AMMeet John Doe... and Jane Roe, John Q. Public, and other ordinary citizens.
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April 3 1997 3:30 AMAre We Content?Yes, and product, too.
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Jan. 9 1997 3:30 AMThe Ebonic Plague?Nope, no sudden outbreak here. Black English--whatever the name--has been around for centuries.
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Nov. 13 1996 3:30 AMMore for Your MoneyWhat's the value in value-added?
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Aug. 28 1996 3:30 AMAirline EnglishWhy flight attendants talk like that.
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Dec. 9 1998 3:30 AMA Few Well-Chosen WordsOur collective unconscious online.  
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Sept. 10 1998 3:30 AMPlain SpeakingA Y2002 Problem.
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June 3 1998 3:30 AMBible EnglishLike it or not, the good book lies behind everything you say.
The Breakfast Table
June 23 1999 1:06 AMDissecting the Day's News
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Feb. 19 1998 3:30 AMLike Sands Through the HourglassAt the end of the day, what does it all mean?
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Nov. 27 1997 3:30 AMThe Firmness FactorHard thinking about soft questions.
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Aug. 28 1997 3:30 AMThe Enemy WithinTrojan horses and fifth columns are all around us.
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May 22 1997 3:30 AMHow to Delight With StatisticsEdward Tufte's books make train schedules irresistible.
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Feb. 13 1997 3:30 AMThis Is the EndWhy do we long so for closure?
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Jan. 2 1997 3:30 AMNaming NamesThe eponym craze.
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Oct. 9 1996 3:30 AMYadda Yadda YaddaOn saying nothing.
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June 25 1996 3:30 AMJesuitical vs. TalmudicMaking arguments, splitting hairs