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In this issue:

COMMENT
"Sparrin' Words", by Hendrik Hertzberg: President Obama's first State of the Union Address.

THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"J. D. Salinger", by Adam Gopnik: The author's life and writing.
"Bearable", by Lillian Ross: Friendship with J. D. Salinger.
"A Night at the Movies", by John Seabrook: First meeting with J. D. Salinger.

A REPORTER AT LARGE
"The Trafficker", by Patrick Radden Keefe: The decades-long battle to catch an international arms broker.

PERSONAL HISTORY
"The Patch", by John McPhee: Fishing for pickerel.

THE SKY LINE
"Castle in the Air", by Paul Goldberger: Dubai reaches for the sky.

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