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In this issue:

THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"Deadbeat Governments", by James Surowiecki: When cities and states shortchange their pension funds.

PROFILES
"Who am I to Judge?", by James Carroll: The new Pope’s remarkable year.

LETTER FROM RIYADH
"Shopgirls", by Katherine Zoepf: Saudi women enter the workplace.

ON TELEVISION
"Utter Rot", by Emily Nussbaum: The disappointment of The Walking Dead.

CURRENT CINEMA
"Only Make Believe", by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Her, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, and Saving Mr. Banks.

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