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In this issue:

THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"A Thousand Days", by Mark Singer: An artist sails the distance of a round trip to Mars.

POPULAR CHRONICLES
"Riding High", by Susan Orlean: Mules in the military.

LIFE AND LETTERS
"The Guam Caper", by Roger Angell: A New Yorker stalwart exits the war.

BOOKS
"The Very Rich Hours", by James Wood: Reviews of The Privileges and Union Atlantic.

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Fatal Consequences", by David Denby: A review of The Red Riding Trilogy.

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