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In this issue:
COMMENT
"Suffering", by George Packer: The earthquake in Haiti.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Helpless", by Lizzie Widdicombe: New York rallies for Haiti.THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"Bundles of Cable", by James Surowiecki: The latest public battle over programming fees. LIFE AND LETTERS
"Kid Goth", by Dana Goodyear: Neil Gaiman's fantasies.
BOOKS
"Louche Change", by Hendrik Hertzberg: A review of Game Change.
PERSONAL HISTORY
"The Dime Store Floor", by David Owen: What did childhood smell like?
SHOUTS & MURMURS
"Heavy Artillery", by George Saunders: Obesity could become a matter of national security.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Survival Stories", by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Creation and The Girl on the Train.
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