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Publisher's Summary

There are five articles in this issue:

THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"Disk Averse" by James Surowiecki: How DVD sales are changing Hollywood.

THE TALK OF THE TOWN

  • "Dear Diarist" by Larissa MacFarquhar: A visit with the always-interesting composer Ned Rorem.
  • "Crosstown Bus" by Alec Wilkinson: A small drama plays out in an overheard conversation.

    REFLECTIONS
    "My Bird Problem" by Jonathan Franzen: Lessons in love and wildlife.

    THE ART WORLD
    "Telling Stories" by Peter Schjeldahl: A new appreciation of Winslow Homer.

  • Want to listen to previous editions of The New Yorker? You can find past issues by clicking on archives under periodicals.

    Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.

    (P) and ©2005 The New Yorker

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