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