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In this issue:

COMMENT
"Answers to Questions", by Jeffrey Toobin: What Supreme Court Justices really do.

ANNALS OF CRIME
"At the Train Bridge", by Calvin Trillin: Calamity on a summer's afternoon.

DEPT. OF FINANCE
"Cocksure", by Malcolm Gladwell: Did overconfidence cause the crash?

BOOKS
"Spy Wars", by Nicholas Lemann: Who was a Soviet spy?

SHOUTS AND MURMURS
"Britney's Conversion Diary", by Andy Borowitz.

THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Poster Girls", by Michael Schulman: The ladies behind the new Mad Men ads.

DANCING
"Walking on the Moon", by Joan Acocella: Michael Jackson's moves.

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Gray Skies", by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and In the Loop.

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