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Publisher's Summary

There are six articles in this edition:COMMENT
"Round One", by Hendrik Hertzberg: On Republicans and religion. STATES OF EMERGENCY
"Bhutto and the Candidates", by David Remnick: On the Benazir Bhutto assassination.DEPT. OF MEDICAL ETHICS
"Guinea-Pigging", by Carl Elliott: Should people take drugs for a living?OUR LOCAL CORRESPONDENTS
"Mystery on Pearl Street", by Burkhard Bilger: The secrets of a 19th-century building.FICTION
"Outage", by John Updike THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Rock of Ages", by David Denby: Reviews of the new films The Bucket List, Honeydripper, and Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story.
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