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Publisher's Summary

In this issue:
COMMENT
"Words of the Year" by Louis Menand: The importance of words.
LETTER FROM CALIFORNIA
"Exposure" by Dana Goodyear: In the wake of scandal, can Hollywood change its ways?
PERSONAL HISTORY
"Bodies at Rest and in Motion" by Siddhartha Mukherjee: The puzzle was not that my father was dying. It was that he was still alive.
A CRITIC AT LARGE
"Been There" by Louis Menand: The Presidential election of 1968.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Bespoke" by Anthony Lane: A review of The Phantom Thread.
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