In this issue:COMMENT
"Car Talk", by Elizabeth Kolbert: The proposed bailout of the auto industry.THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"The Pits", by Nick Paumgarten: New York's abandoned construction sites.LETTER FROM PASHMUL
"Policing Afghanistan", by Graeme Wood: Patrolling a Taliban stronghold.OUR LOCAL CORRESPONDENTS
"The Rap", by Ian Frazier: The work of the hip-hop cop.ON TELEVISION
"Sketchy Comedy", by Nancy Franklin: A review of Tina Fey's 30 Rock.THE CURRENT CINEMA
"History in the Making", by David Denby: Reviews of Frost/Nixon and Australia.
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