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In this issue:

THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"The Pay Is Too Damn Low", by James Surowiecki: Low-wage workers make headlines.

THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Origin Stories", by Andrew Marantz: Rap lyrics on location.

ONWARDS AND UPWARDS WITH THE ARTS
"Compositions in Black and White", by Paige Williams: Outsider artists and their collector.

THE SPORTING SCENE
"Throw Like a Girl", by Ben McGrath: A new age of women’s professional softball.

FICTION
"Meet the President!", by Zadie Smith.

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