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The New Yorker, September 5th 2011 (Rebecca Mead, Tad Friend, Ian Frazier) | [Rebecca Mead, Tad Friend, Ian Frazier]

The New Yorker, September 5th 2011 (Rebecca Mead, Tad Friend, Ian Frazier)

"Behind the Curtain", by David Remnick; "Local Hero", by William Finnegan; "Better, Faster, Stronger", by Rebecca Mead; "Contract City", by Tad Friend; "The March of the Strandbeests", by Ian Frazier; and "Noble Creatures", by David Denby.
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Publisher's Summary

In this issue:

COMMENT
"Behind the Curtain", by David Remnick: Libya, Barack Obama, and leading from behind.

THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Local Hero", by William Finnegan: The best surfer on Long Island.

PROFILES
"Better, Faster, Stronger", by Rebecca Mead: The four-hour world of Timothy Ferriss.

LETTER FROM CALIFORNIA
"Contract City", by Tad Friend: A deadly budget dispute in Orange County.

OUR FAR-FLUNG CORRESPONDENTS
"The March of the Strandbeests", by Ian Frazier: Theo Jansen’s wind-powered sculpture.

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Noble Creatures", by David Denby: Reviews of Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Chasing Madoff.

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