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In this issue:

COMMENT
"Stonewall Plus Forty", by Hendrik Hertzberg: Obama and gay rights.

THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Michael Jackson", by Kelefa Sanneh: Remembering the King of Pop.

LETTER FROM WASHINGTON
"The Contrarian", by Ryan Lizza: Sheila Blair's regulatory zeal.

PROFILES
"Nora Knows What to Do", by Ariel Levy. Nora Ephron's charmed life.

BOOKS
"Priced to Sell", by Malcolm Gladwell: Chris Anderson's Free.

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Tommy Guns and Toys", by David Denby: Reviews of Public Enemies and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

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