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The New Yorker, August 11th & 18th 2014: Part 1 (David Remnick, Sasha Frere-Jones, Margaret Talbot) | [David Remnick, Sasha Frere-Jones, Margaret Talbot]

The New Yorker, August 11th & 18th 2014: Part 1 (David Remnick, Sasha Frere-Jones, Margaret Talbot)

"Instant Replay", by Margaret Talbot; "Outbreak", by Richard Preston; "Meritorious", by Mark Singer; "Watching the Eclipse", by David Remnick; "Weirdly Popular", by Sasha Frere-Jones; "Surgical Strikeout", by Emily Nussbaum; and "The One", by David Denby.
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Publisher's Summary

In this issue:

COMMENT
"Instant Replay", by Margaret Talbot: Violence and the N. F. L.

THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Outbreak", by Richard Preston: The West African Ebola crisis.
"Meritorious", by Mark Singer: Roger Angell is heading to Cooperstown.

LETTER FROM MOSCOW
"Watching the Eclipse", by David Remnick: Ambassador Michael McFaul was there when the promise of democracy came to Russia—and when it began to fade.

POP MUSIC
"Weirdly Popular", by Sasha Frere-Jones: Weird Al Yankovic's appeal.

ON TELEVISION
"Surgical Strikeout", by Emily Nussbaum: Steven Soderbergh's The Knick.

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"The One", by David Denby: A review of Get On Up.

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