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In this issue:

COMMENT
"What Do You Call It?", by Rebecca Mead: The first decade of the twenty-first century.

THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Airplane 3", by Marshall Heyman: The comedy troupe Second City reunites.
"Cape Crusader", by Lizzie Widdicombe: One of the world's most respected matador tailors.

PROFILES
"Food Fighter" by Nick Paumgarten: John Mackey, co-founder and chief executive of Whole Foods Market.

A CRITIC AT LARGE
"Van Gogh's Ear", by Adam Gopnik: The Christmas Eve that changed modern art.

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Going Native", by David Denby: Reviews of Avatar and Sherlock Holmes.

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