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Publisher's Summary

This edition contains eight articles:THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Reversals", by Nicholas Lemann: On school integration.PREPAREDNESS DEPT.
"Head Count", by Lizzie Widdicombe: Escaping New York City's recent steam-pipe blast.SAVED
"End Times", by Nick Paumgarten: Scavenging at the old Times building.DECORUM DEPT.
"When in Venice", by Lauren Collins: Miss Manners in VeniceLETTER FROM JERUSALEM
"The Apostate", by David Remnick: A Zionist politician loses faith in the future.SHOUTS AND MURMURS
"The Magical Grasp of Antiques", by Glenn Eichler: On the thrill of discovery.A REPORTER AT LARGE
"Muscle Memory", by Ben McGrath: A new generation of bionic prostheses.POP MUSIC
"High-Wire Act", by Sasha Frere-Jones: Britpop star Damon Albarn's operatic turn.
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