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In this issue:
COMMENT
"The Big Heat", by Elizabeth Kolbert: Why this summer’s heat wave is different.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Tag Team", by Alec Wilkinson: A conversation with Charlie Watts, the drummer for the Rolling Stones.
DEPT. OF LINGUISTICS
"Words on Trial", by Jack Hitt: Can linguists solve crimes that stump the police?
PERSONAL HISTORY
"A Reporter at Odds", by Jane Kramer: Leaving the notebook at home.
BOOKS
"Once Upon a Time", by Joan Acocella: The lure of the fairy tale.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Going South", by David Denby: Reviews of Beasts of the Southern Wild and Savages.
(P) and ©2012 The New Yorker
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