In this issue:COMMENT
"Partisanship, By the Bye", by Hendrik Hertzberg: When Republicans just say no.THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Rabbit Ears", by Robert Sullivan: The Antenna King makes the switch to digital TV.
"Naked City", by Lizzie Widdicombe: Stripping down for Neil LaBute's "Reasons To Be Pretty." A REPORTER AT LARGE
"The Hard Cases", by Jane Meyer: A test for the Administration on detainees.ANNALS OF TECHNOLOGY
"Shoot!", by Evan Ratliff: Making shotguns for robots.SHOUTS & MURMURS
"More Apocryphal Stories of the Presidents", by Yonni Brenner.THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Gritty Cities", by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Gomorrah and Two Lovers.
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