In this issue:COMMENT
"Money Talks", by John Cassidy: The politics of the bailout.THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Alaskan Tropic", by Steve Kurutz: Sarah Palin and the Washington tanning lobby.THE POLITICAL SCENE
"The Appalachian Problem", by Peter J. Boyer: Obama goes to rural Virginia.A REPORTER AT LARGE
"The Stolen Forests", by Raffi Khatchadourian: The global war on illegal logging.THE THEATRE
"God in the Fun Machine", by John Lahr: Reviews of Passion Play and Equus.THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Edge of Dark", by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Blindness and Rachel Getting Married.
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