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The New Yorker, October 22th 2012 (Evan Osnos, Michael Specter, David Sedaris) | [Evan Osnos, Michael Specter, David Sedaris]

The New Yorker, October 22th 2012 (Evan Osnos, Michael Specter, David Sedaris)

"Veep Stakes", by Steve Coll; "Germs Are Us", by Michael Specter; "Boss Rail", by Evan Osnos; "Understanding Owls", by David Sedaris; and "Playing Dead", by David Denby.
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Publisher's Summary

In this issue:

COMMENT
"Veep Stakes", by Steve Coll: The other Paul Ryan Story.

ANNALS OF SCIENCE
"Germs Are Us", by Michael Specter: Bacteria reconsidered.

LETTER FROM CHINA
"Boss Rail", by Evan Osnos: A train crash exposes the system.

REFLECTIONS
"Understanding Owls", by David Sedaris: What would make a perfect gift?

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Playing Dead", by David Denby: Reviews of Seven Psychopaths and Holy Motors.

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