"Words and Deeds", by Hendrik Hertzberg: The rhetoric surrounding Tucson.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Swarm", by Nick Paumgarten: A new instrument hits discordant notes.
"Shower", by Ian Frazier: Waiting for meteors in Queens.
ANNALS OF COMMUNICATION
"You've Got News", by Ken Auletta: AOL sees a future in journalism.
THE POLITICAL SCENE
"Don't Look Back", by Ryan Lizza: An odd past for a congressional crusader.
"Owning It", by Nancy Franklin: The Oprah Winfrey Network.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Man Up", by David Denby: Reviews of The Green Hornet and The Dilemma.
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