In this issue:COMMENT
"Over, Not Out", by Hendrik Hertzberg: The state of Hillary Clinton's candidacy.ANNALS OF PSYCHOLOGY
"Virtual Iraq", by Sue Halpern: Simulating war to treat trauma.LETTER FROM LOS ANGELES
"Largo Nights", by Dana Goodyear: A hothouse of music and comedy.FICTION
"East Wind", by Julian Barnes: A man, a woman, and a secret.POP MUSIC
"Idolatry", by Sasha Frere-Jones: The impact of American Idol.THE CURRENT CINEMA
"The Unquiet Life", by David Denby: Reviews of Noise and Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay.
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