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In this issue:

COMMENT
"Leaks", by Amy Davidson: What we still don’t know about the war in Afghanistan.

THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Pot 101", by Tad Friend: Oakland’s marijuana college.
"Torso" by Rebecca Mead: Iggy Pop's new line of T-shirts.

PROFILES
"New York is Killing Me", by Alec Wilkinson: The unlikely survival of Gil Scott-Heron.

PERSONAL HISTORY
"Standing By", by David Sedaris: Fear, loathing, flying.

SHOUTS & MURMURS
"Sleeper Camp", by Larry Doyle: The humiliation of new mates is a tradition in Cabin Eight.

BOOKS
"Chan, the Man", by Jill Lepore: On the trail of the honorable detective.

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Menfolk", by Anthony Lane: A review of Get Low and Life During Wartime.

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