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Publisher's Summary

There are five articles in the August 28, 2006 issue:

COMMENT
"Read It and Weep" by Adam Gopnik: What we can learn from Pres. Bush's vacation reading list.

THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Tear, Slap, Clack" by Susan Sheehan: The intricacies of NetFlix's DVD delivery system.

DEPT. OF HUMAN RESOURCES
"The Risk Pool" by Malcolm Gladwell: What's behind Ireland's economic miracle and G.M.'s financial crisis?

ANNALS OF MATHEMATICS
"Manifold Destiny" by Sylvia Nasar and David Gruber: A legendary problem and the battle over who solved it.

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Borderlines" by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Factotum, starring Matt Dillon, and the documentary This Film Is Not Yet Rated.

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