"Testing the Climate", by Elizabeth Kolbert: On the climate's big week.
LUMP OF COAL DEPT.
"Who's Scrooge?", by Lizzie Widdicombe: A modern-day Scrooge.
THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"A Buyer's Christmas", by James Surowiecki: Why has retailing gotten so hard?
"The Frog at Forty-Five", by Mimi Sheraton: Arranging the flowers at La Grenouille.
"Life on Mars", by David Remnick: The Coen brothers of jazz.
ONWARD AND UPWARD WITH THE ARTS
"Demolition Man", by John Lahr: Harold Pinter and The Homecoming.
"Stairway to Here", by Sasha Frere-Jones: Led Zeppelin returns.
"Family Planning", by Hilton Als: Tracy Letts and Aaron Sorkin on irreconcilable differences.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Settling Scores", by Anthony Lane: Reviews of the new films Charlie Wilson's War, Sweeney Todd, and Persepolis.
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