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In this issue:

COMMENT
"The States We're In", by Hendrik Hertzberg: California or bust.

THE SPORTING SCENE
"The Deepest Dive", by Alec Wilkinson: A hundred meters down.

PERSONAL HISTORY
"Laugh, Kookaburra", by David Sedaris: A childhood memory in the bush.

LETTER FROM CALIFORNIA
"Plugged In", by Tad Friend: Is the electric car the future?

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Americans in Paris", by David Denby: Reviews of Inglourious Basterds and Julie & Julia.

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