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In this issue: COMMENT
"Discriminating Tastes", by Kelefa Sanneh: Obama and the new racism debate.
ANNALS OF ENTERTAINMENT
"The Price of the Ticket", by John Seabrook: The business of concertgoing.
POLITICS AND PROSE
"The Courthouse Ring", by Malcolm Gladwell: The truth about Atticus Finch.
A CRITIC AT LARGE
"Wilder Women", by Judith Thurman: The women behind the Little House stories.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"One of the Boys", by Tad Friend: Leslie Mann on the Judd Apatow gang.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Lightened Loads", by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Cold Souls and Not Quite Hollywood.
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