In this issue: COMMENT "All Alike", by Adam Gopnik: The truth about snowflakes. THE TALK OF THE TOWN "Four Hundred Dresses", by Gay Talese: What Elaine Kaufman left behind. LETTER FROM ROME "God's Librarians", by Daniel Mendelsohn: Inside the Vatican Library's restoration. ANNALS OF LAW "Casualties of Justice", by Jeffrey Toobin: Two investigations and a suicide. FICTION "Getting Closer", by Steve Millhauser. THE CURRENT CINEMA "Couple Trouble", by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Blue Valentine, Rabbit Hole, and How Do You Know.