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From the Editor's Desk: Shocking Wall Street: Disaster Capitalism and the Promise of Progressive Reform (p. 2)

Political Analysis: Three Days in the West Bank, Nirit Ben-Ari (p. 3)

Dispatches from the Front: Teaching Writing Intensively (and Often), James Hoff (p. 4)

Adjuncting: Graduate Student Health Insurance Is on Its Way — But Not For All, Renee McGarry and Jessie Goldstein (p. 5)

CUNY News in Brief (p. 5)

Grad Life: The Battle of St. Paul, Abe Walker (p. 6)

The Nurse Practitioner Will See You Now, Roisin O'Connor-McGinn (p. 8)

Profiteers, Union-Busters, Witch Hunters... Look Who’s Trusteeing at CUNY, CUNY Internationalist Clubs (p. 9)

What's Happening to America?, E. L. Doctorow and Ashley Dawson (p. 12)

Book Review: The New Left Looks East, Michael Busch (p. 15)

Book Review: Existential Affairs, Howard Pflanzer (p. 16)

Art Review: Women Artists Across the Board, Natasha Kurchanova (p. 18)

Music Review: Masters of New Music, Naomi Perley (p. 19)

Theater Review: it Awards Celebrate 50 Years Off-Off Broadway, Frank Episale (p. 20)

Film Review: Putting the ‘Bad’ in the Battle in Seattle, Nicole Wallenbrock (p. 22)

News from the Doctoral Students' Council (p. 23)

The Back Page: CUNY Center for Place, Culture, and Politics Attempts to Recruit Geography Expert Sarah Palin, Matt Lau (p. 24)

Ask Harriet: Dealing with Señora Estúpida Loca, Harriet Zanzibar (p. 24)



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