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The New Yorker (July 2, 2007) | [George Packer, John Cassidy, Jack Handey, Ken Auletta, Joyce Carol Oates, Stephen L. Carter, Sasha Frere-Jones, David Denby]

The New Yorker (July 2, 2007)

"Mr. Independent" by George Packer; "Hedge Clipping" by John Cassidy;"My Nature Documentary" by Jack Handey; "Promises, Promises" by Ken Auletta; "His Dark Materials" by Joyce Carol Oates; "Unbound" by Sasha Frere-Jones; and "Do No Harm" by David Denby.
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Publisher's Summary

There are seven articles in the July 2nd, 2007 issue:

COMMENT
"Mr. Independent" by George Packer: On New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his political intentions.

THE WORLD OF BUSINESS
"Hedge Clipping" by John Cassidy: Trying to get rich on the cheap with a do-it-yourself hedge fund.

SHOUTS & MURMURS
"My Nature Documentary" by Jack Handey: A humorous tale of a giraffe and his monkey companion.

ANNALS OF COMMUNICATIONS
"Promises, Promises" by Ken Auletta: On Rupert Murdoch's bid for the Wall Street Journal.

BOOKS
"His Dark Materials" by Joyce Carol Oates: There is bloodshed among the black bourgeoisie in New England White by Stephen L. Carter.

POP MUSIC
"Unbound" by Sasha Frere-Jones: A look at R. Kelly's latest album, Double Up.

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Do No Harm" by David Denby: A review of Michael Moore's documentary on the American health-care system, Sicko, and a review of Evening, starring Vanessa Redgrave.

Then, hear more from Stephen L. Carter and Joyce Carol Oates.

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