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Publisher's Summary

There are eight articles in this edition:

COMMENT
"The Minsky Moment", by John Cassidy: The credit-crisis prophet.

DEPT. OF ODDS
"Aces", by James McManus: Barack Obama's poker habit.

LETTER FROM ITALY
"Beppe's Inferno", by Tom Mueller: A comedian exposes government crime.

ANNALS OF LAW
"Death in Georgia", by Jeffrey Toobin: Why a notorious case remains unresolved.

SHOUTS & MURMURS
"I'll Be a Monkey's Agent", by Paul Rudnick: A chimp gets representation.

MUSICAL EVENTS
"Welling Up", by Alex Ross: The film-score and orchestral compositions of Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood.

ON TELEVISION
"Patients, Patients", by Nancy Franklin: Review of the new HBO program In Treatment.

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Young and Restless", by David Denby: Reviews of the new films How She Move and The Witnesses.

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