In this issue:
"U.S.-Taliban Talks", by Steve Coll: A new strategy in Afghanistan is revealed.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Something Old, Something New", by Abby Aguirre: Wedding planning with Crystal Harris, Hugh Hefner’s bride-to-be.
"Author, Author", by Adam Frankel: A former staffer uncovers an early draft of J.F.K.’s inaugural address.
LETTER FROM CAIRO
"On the Square", by Wendell Steavenson: Between the protesters and the military.
DEPT. OF COSMIC DEBRIS
"Vermin of the Sky", by Tad Friend: NASA’s Chicken Little problem.
"Anything Goes", by Nancy Franklin: A review of MTV's new series Skins.
"Wall Crawler", by John Lahr: A review of Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark.
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