In this issue: COMMENT "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. THE THEATRE "Wild at Heart", by John Lahr: Reviews of The House of Blue Leaves, Jerusalem, and The Normal Heart.