This issue contains five articles and a short story:COMMENT
"Difference" by Jane Kramer: The roots of the violent protests sweeping across France.THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Darwin in Manhattan" by Ben McGrath: A new exhibit examines the Father of Evolution - controversial then, and now.LETTER FROM KASHMIR
"Fault Lines" by Steve Coll: A devastating earthquake shakes the region's political foundations.OUR FAR-FLUNG CORRESPONDENTS
"Green Dreams" by Cynthia Zarin: A queen, a shipwreck, and the mystery behind a rare set of jewels.FICTION
"The Year of Spaghetti" by Haruki Murakami: Life, and the making of pasta.A CRITIC AT LARGE
"Prisoner of Narnia" by Adam Gopnik: How C. S. Lewis escaped.
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