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In this issue:

COMMENT
"Living on the Edge" by George Packer: The Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire primary.

THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Sleight of No Hands" by Mark Singer: Mark Singer joins the conjurer, scholar, and storyteller on a tour of the Met's show of his collection of Matthias Buchinger's drawings.

A Reporter at Large
"The Bouvier Affair" by Sam Knight: How an art-world insider made a fortune by being discreet.

PERSONAL HISTORY
"Cover Story" by Elif Batuman: The head scarf, modern Turkey, and me.

BOOKS
"Luxe et Veritas" by Dan Chiasson: Frederick Seidel's poems of age and experience.

POP MUSIC
"Hidden Wonders" by Carrie Battan: Sia's response to stardom.

ON TELEVISION
"Not-Guilty Pleasure" by Emily Nussbaum: The calculations of American Crime Story: The People vs. O. J. Simpson.

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