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Publisher's Summary

The June 6, 2005 issue of The New Yorker includes:

"Ladies First" by Rebecca Mead: A Comment on the "new" Laura Bush.

"Best in Class" by Margaret Talbot: A look at high-school students who are suing their way to the top.

"Talking Chimp Gives his First Press Conference" by Paul Simms: Humor.

"The Retreat" by Jonathan Franzen: Memories of his experiences in a church youth group.

"The Record Effect" by Alex Ross: How technology has transformed the sound of music.

"The Current Cinema" by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Cinderella Man and The White Diamond.
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