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Publisher's Summary

In the second of a two-part issue, there are six articles:

THE TALK OF THE TOWN

  • "Study Buddy" by Ben McGrath: An educational evening with a NYC online homework tutor.
  • "Mr. Berendt's Party" by Lauren Collins: A Brooklyn book club takes a field trip.

    THE FINANCIAL PAGE
    "Morales's Mistake" by James Surowiecki: The Bolivian president-elect's economic ideals.

    THE WAYWARD PRESS
    "The Murrow Doctrine" by Nicholas Lemann: The legacy of a broadcast pioneer.

    LETTER FROM CALIFORNIA
    "The Pursuit of Happiness" by Tad Friend: Los Angeles' love of the car chase.

    THE CURRENT CINEMA
    "Battle Lines" by David Denby: Go for Zucker and Why We Fight.

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