In this issue:
"Money Talks", by Jeffrey Toobin: The Supreme Court looks set to hand the G.O.P. another victory.
THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"In Praise of Distraction", by James Surowiecki: Why you should be allowed to surf the Web at work.
ANNALS OF COMEDY
"Funny Like a Guy", by Tad Friend: Anna Faris wants to get laughs her way.
ONWARD AND UPWARD WITH THE ARTS
"Just Write It!", by Laura Miller: Authors: don't keep your readers waiting.
SHOUTS & MURMURS
br>"I Was Gandhi's Boyfriend", by Paul Rudnick.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Strange Trips", by David Denby: Reviews of Source Code and Meek's Cutoff.
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