Have you ever experienced an apparently wrong decision that ended up being a good one – or vice versa? To take this month’s issue’s titles, for example, what if you felt you bought “the wrong McCartney,” and found out that the boy is actually very talented? Or if you moved to NYC, only to find it’s getting too expensive? Or what about trading your MySpace profile for a nice garden shed? Even more unexpected: how about a janitor teaching a lesson or two to the company’s CEO? So, if you open your eyes, there might be a lot more to see than the first evaluation would suggest – and some surprises could come straight from heaven! Besides the magazine, we hope you enjoy Speak Up’s special gift for you this month: a one-year free subscription to Britannica Online. Just follow the instructions on the card (or in the relevant article), and tell us what do you think! Not bad, eh? Happy reading!
CONTENTS IN THIS ISSUE
06 Profile:The Controversial Mr. Morton
08 Strange Stories:
American Crime 10 Teacher’s Corner:
The Green Page (part 2)
04 Letters & Club
46 The Good Life
47 Agenda/The Last Laugh
49 Kids’ Cross
50 Song & Lyrics
12 Meet the Press:We Wish you Well, Patrick!
14 Escape from New York:The rich get rich and the poor are leaving…
19 Jesse, the Other McCartney:The young pop star on his latest album.
22 The Centre of Time and Space:Greenwich, where east meets west...
26 Speak Up in Class:A new insert for language teachers and students.
30 A Wonderful Wedding:Why not get married in a British stately home?
32 You Are Being Watched:The scary world of CCTV.
34 The Other MySpace:Believe it or not, sheds are the “in thing.”
36 A Good Read:Nick Hornby on why you can’t beat a good book.
38 Welcome to Dinosaur Country:The hidden treasures of Wyoming.
41 The Janitor:A chapter from Todd Hopkins and Ray Hilbert’s bestseller.