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In this issue:

COMMENT
"The Big Heat", by Elizabeth Kolbert: Why this summer’s heat wave is different.

THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Tag Team", by Alec Wilkinson: A conversation with Charlie Watts, the drummer for the Rolling Stones.

DEPT. OF LINGUISTICS
"Words on Trial", by Jack Hitt: Can linguists solve crimes that stump the police?

PERSONAL HISTORY
"A Reporter at Odds", by Jane Kramer: Leaving the notebook at home.

BOOKS
"Once Upon a Time", by Joan Acocella: The lure of the fairy tale.

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Going South", by David Denby: Reviews of Beasts of the Southern Wild and Savages.

Listen to Savages by Don Winslow.

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