There are six articles in the first part of the fiction double issue for December 25, 2006 and January 1, 2007:COMMENT
"His Way" by Steve Coll: President Bush wants to find the next steps in Iraq his own way.TALK OF THE TOWN
"Checking It Twice" by Lizzie Widdecombe: Toy store giant FAO Schwarz establishes new rules for holiday shopping.THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"The Gift Right Out" by James Surowiecki: The dead weight cost of giving bad presents.PERSONAL HISTORY
"The Past Conditional" by Julian Barnes: What Mother would have wanted. FICTION
"Demolition" by Louise Erdrich: A man's relationship with a woman, a cemetery, and a demolition project.< p>THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Best and Brightest" by David Denby: Bill Condon's movie adaptation of Dreamgirls and Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie in The Good Shepherd.
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