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Publisher's Summary

There are six articles in this issue:

COMMENT
"Mired" by Hendrik Hertzberg: Evolution vs. creationism vs. intelligent design.

THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"The Pre-Season Kid" by Ben McGrath: A 19-year-old from Boise becomes an expert on pro football - without ever attending a game.

THE POLITICAL SCENE
"Lone Star" by Dan Halpern: Singer/author Kinky Friedman runs for governor of Texas. Seriously.

A REPORTER AT LARGE
"The Big Tent" by Peter J. Boyer: The missions of Billy and Franklin Graham.

POP MUSIC
"Overdrive" by Sasha Frere-Jones: Kanye West's high-octane ego.

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Mad About the Boy" by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Asylum and 2046.

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