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In this issue:

THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"The Permission Problem", by James Surowiecki: Too many stakeholders can be a deal-breaker.

THE TALK OF THE TOWN:
"Buddy Song", by Lizzie Widdicombe: Orrin Hatch's song for Ted Kennedy.
"Hippie Rock", by Michael Schulman: A walk in the park with the co-creator of Hair.

ANNALS OF CRIME
"The Chameleon", by David Grann: The many lives of Frederic Bourdin.

SHOUTS AND MURMURS
"Pollster Reports Nightmare", by Bruce McCall: A comedic piece on the overuse of polls.

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Young Loves", by David Denby: Reviews of Vicky Cristina Barcelona and Elegy.

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