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In this issue:

COMMENT
"Last Battles", by Jelani Cobb: The confederacy's final retreat.

ANNALS OF JUSTICE
"Revenge Killing", by Rachel Aviv: Race and the death penalty in a Louisiana parish.

LETTER FROM CALIFORNIA
"The Higher Life", by Lizzie Widdicombe: A mindfulness guru for the tech set.

A CRITIC AT LARGE
"June, Moon, Tune", by Adam Gopnik: What is this thing called love?

BOOKS
"The System", by Laura Miller: A sprawling novel about the war on drugs.

ON TELEVISION
"Doll Parts", by Emily Nussbaum: UnREAL deconstructs The Bachelor.

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