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Publisher's Summary

There are ten articles in the April 16, 2007 issue:

COMMENT
"Pileup" by Hendrik Hertzberg: Changes are in store for the 2008 primary election.

THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Elements of E-Style" by Nick Paumgarten: Proper e-mail etiquette.
"Sh-h-h" by Michael Schulman: Why New Yorkers are seeking silence in the movie theater.

THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"India's Skills Famine" by James Surowiecki: Why India must educate more of its citizens to fulfill its potential.

PERSONAL HISTORY
"My First Passport" by Orhan Pamuk: What it means to belong to a country.

ANNALS OF TRANSPORT
"There and Back Again" by Nick Paumgarten: The soul of the commuter.

BOOKS
"The Wives of Others" by Rebecca Mead: Why Leslie Bennetts' book The Feminine Mistake indicts stay-at-home mothers.

POP MUSIC
"Feeling It" by Sasha Frere-Jones: Feist's radiant new album.

ON TELEVISION
"Landscape Artist" by Nancy Franklin: This American Life tries to capture the eyes, as well as the ears, of the country.

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Sleaze City" by David Denby: Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez's Grindhouse, and Jake Kasdan's The TV Set.

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