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The New Yorker, May 31st, 2010 (William Finnegan, Jerome Groopman, Gay Talese) | [William Finnegan, Jerome Groopman, Gay Talese]

The New Yorker, May 31st, 2010 (William Finnegan, Jerome Groopman, Gay Talese)

"Oil Shocks", by Elizabeth Kolbert; "Basta", by Gay Talese; "Doctor, Doctor", by Lizzie Widdicombe; "Silver of Lead", by William Finnegan; "The Plastic Panic", by Jerome Groopman; and "Epic Struggles", by David Denby.
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Publisher's Summary

In this issue:

COMMENT
"Oil Shocks", by Elizabeth Kolbert: The real cause of the Gulf disaster?

THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Basta", by Gay Talese: The closing of a famous New York restaurant that's been frozen in time for sixty years.
"Doctor, Doctor", by Lizzie Widdicombe: Celebrity dropouts finally get degrees.

LETTER FROM MEXICO
"Silver of Lead", by William Finnegan: The drug cartel La Familia gives local officials a choice: Take a bribe or a bullet.

MEDICAL DISPATCH
"The Plastic Panic", by Jerome Groopman: How worried should we be about everyday chemicals?

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Epic Struggles", by David Denby: Reviews of Prince of Persia and John Rabe.

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