- Newsmaker: Egypt Air Flight 990 and Suicide
Three years after the crash of Egypt Air-s Flight 990 off New England, the National Transportation Safety Board is about to issue its final report. Former commercial pilot William Langewiesche, whose article about the crash appears in this month-s Atlantic Monthly, calls the delay in releasing the report and cause of the crash an attempt to avoid embarrassing our allies in Egypt.
- Reporter's Notebook: The Jerry Springer Opera
Strange bedfellows, beloved operas and trash TV both draw inspiration from infidelity, misdirected love, rage and untimely death, so why not an opera about Jerry Springer? Marshall Sella authored -Aria of the Lesbian Dwarf Diaper Fetishist,- in this week-s New York Times Magazine, about the revoltingly funny, wildly successful Jerry Springer: the Opera, currently at London-s Battersea Arts Center.
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