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This issue contains eight articles:

COMMENT
"Abramoffed" by Hendrik Hertzberg: The unfolding Washington scandal.

ANNALS OF LAW
"Name That Source" by Jeffrey Toobin: Why the courts are leaning on journalists.

SHOUTS & MURMURS
"Your Three Wishes: F.A.Q." by David Owen: Those important questions, in one place.

PERSONAL HISTORY
"Here Below" by Roger Angell: Remembrances in stone.

BOOKS
"Eat and Run" by Steven Shapin: Why Americans are so fat.

POP MUSIC
"Hello, Again" by Sasha Frere-Jones: Neil Diamond's long, serious career.

ON TELEVISION
"American Idiots" by Nancy Franklin: Seth MacFarlane's Family Guy and American Dad!.

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Chill" by Anthony Lane: A 2005 roundup, or the year of living strenuously.

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