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Publisher's Summary

There are seven articles in the April 30, 2007, issue:

COMMENT
"Shootings" by Adam Gopnik: What remains to be done about the Virginia Tech massacre.

THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Pinch-Hitters" by Nick Paumgarten: Who and what's in, now that Don Imus is out.

THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"It's the Workforce, Stupid!" by James Surowiecki: Why Wall Street no longer rewards layoffs.

LIFE AND LETTERS
"The Impersonator" by John Lahr: Peter Morgan's dramas of ambition.

SHOUTS & MURMURS
"Four Short Crushes" by Paul Simms: Where the heart takes us.

ANNALS OF MEDICINE
"The Way We Age Now" by Atul Gawande: Can medicine serve an aging population?

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Magnum Farce" by Anthony Lane: Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in Hot Fuzz and Francis Veber's The Valet.

If you enjoy the writing of Atul Gawande, be sure to check out his latest, Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance (Unabridged).

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