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This issue contains six articles:

COMMENT
"Decisions, Decisions" by Louis Menand: The impact of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's retirement from the Supreme Court.

THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"All the Oil in China?" by James Surowiecki: A Chinese oil company bids to take over Unocal.

SHOUTS & MURMURS
"Square One" by Ian Frazier: A minor correction from Democratic Party headquarters.

A REPORTER AT LARGE
"The Experiment" by Jane Mayer: Is the military devising new methods of interrogation at Guantanamo?

ONWARD AND UPWARD WITH THE ARTS
"The Missing Madonna" by Calvin Tomkins: The story behind the Metropolitan Museum of Art's most expensive acquisition.

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Stayin' Alive" by David Denby: Reviews of War of the Worlds and Hustle & Flow.

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