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In this issue:

COMMENT
"Birthday Wishes" by Jelani Cobb: The holiday will be presided over by a President who scarcely seems to comprehend King's principles.

THE POLITICAL SCENE
"Surviving Solitary" by Rachel Aviv: Albert Woodfox was in isolation longer than any other American. Then he came home.

A CRITIC AT LARGE
"Mixed Up" by Adam Gopnik: Montaigne on trial.

BOOKS
"Spielberg at Seventy" by David Denby: What he did, and how he did it.

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Family Packs" by Anthony Lane: Reviews of The Founder and The Ardennes.

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