In this issue:
"The Ungreat Debate", by Hendrik Hertzberg: The first presidential face-off.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Doppelgangers", by Andrew Marantz: Impersonating the candidates.
"Trial and Error", by Mark Singer: Errol Morris, Joe McGinniss, and Sarah Palin.
ANNALS OF AUTHORSHIP
"Lives of the Saints", by Ariel Levy: The religious right’s leading ghostwriter.
A REPORTER AT LARGE
"The Hit Man’s Table", by Nadya Labi: How an honors student became a hired killer.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Film Within a Film", by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Argo and Sinister.
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