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In this issue:

COMMENT
"Appointments", by Hendrik Hertzberg: How to fill a Senate seat.

THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Notorious", by Ben McGrath: The star of the Notorious B.I.G. movie.

THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"News You Can Lose", by James Surowiecki: The newspaper industry's uncertain future.

FICTION
"Some Woman", by Alice Munro.

PERSONAL HISTORY
"Dead Man Laughing", by Zadie Smith: The things a family found funny.

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"A Better Life", by David Denby: Reviews of Revolutionary Road, Gran Torino, and The Class.

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