In this issue:
"Memorials", by Adam Gopnik: Ways of seeing the Civil War.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Fish Story", by Elizabeth Kolbert: Ted Danson’s bid to save the earth’s oceans.
“Snip”, by Michael Schulman: Vidal Sassoon’s life in hair.
LETTER FROM LIBYA
"Sons of the Revolution", by Jon Lee Anderson: Civilians on the front lines of battle.
LIFE AND LETTERS
"O Pioneer Woman!", by Amanda Fortini: A blog on the range.
"Wild at Heart", by John Lahr: Reviews of The House of Blue Leaves, Jerusalem, and The Normal Heart.
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