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In this issue:

COMMENT
"Suffering", by George Packer: The earthquake in Haiti.

THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Helpless", by Lizzie Widdicombe: New York rallies for Haiti.

THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"Bundles of Cable", by James Surowiecki: The latest public battle over programming fees.

LIFE AND LETTERS
"Kid Goth", by Dana Goodyear: Neil Gaiman's fantasies.

BOOKS
"Louche Change", by Hendrik Hertzberg: A review of Game Change.

PERSONAL HISTORY
"The Dime Store Floor", by David Owen: What did childhood smell like?

SHOUTS & MURMURS
"Heavy Artillery", by George Saunders: Obesity could become a matter of national security.

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Survival Stories", by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Creation and The Girl on the Train.

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