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In this issue:

FINANCIAL PAGE
"Twilight of the Brands", by James Surowiecki: When consumers smarten up.

THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Lithuania or Bust", by Reeves Wiedeman: Isabella Tobias’s path to the Olympics.

ANNALS OF LAW
"Holder V. Roberts", by Jeffrey Toobin: Eric Holder takes on voting rights.

LETTER FROM ISTANBUL
"Ottomania", by Elif Batuman: A hit TV show reimagines Turkey’s imperial past.

SHOUTS & MURMURS
"Sign Here", by Colin Jost.

POP MUSIC
"A New Voice", by Sasha Frere Jones: Beck puts it all together.

POSTSCRIPT
"The Master", by Anthony Lane: Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman.

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Art and Soul", by David Denby: Reviews of The Monuments Men and Jimmy P.

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