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In this issue:

COMMENT
"Safer Streets", by Amy Davidson: Why are the police treating so many people like criminals?

THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Follow the Leader", by Michael Schulman: Russell Brand's retelling of a German legend.

ANNALS OF INNOVATION
"Blood, Simpler", by Ken Auletta: One woman's drive to upend medical testing.

LETTER FROM CALIFORNIA
"Hollywood and Vine", by Tad Friend: Are the videos on YouTube and Vine the future?

A CRITIC AT LARGE
"Let It Go", by Joan Acocella: A history of hoarding.

ON TELEVISION
"Small Differences", by Emily Nussbaum: A review of the Showtime series The Affair.

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Swinging Seventies", by Anthony Lane: A review of Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice.

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