In this issue:
br>"Bad Choices", by Hendrik Hertzberg: The United States in Afghanistan.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
br>"Getting In", by Ian Parker: The fine art of party crashing.
DEPT. OF MEDICINE
br>"Testing, Testing", by Atul Gawande: The health-care reform bill.
ANNALS OF LAW
br>"The Celebrity Defense", by Jeffrey Toobin: Sex, fame, and the case of Roman Polanski..
THE CURRENT CINEMA
br>"Love Hurts", by David Denby: Reviews of The Last Station, Crazy Heart, Brothers, and The Lovely Bones.
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