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There are 12 articles in this second part of the Summer Fiction double issue for June 18, 2007:

THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"Be Our Guest!" by James Surowiecki: Why the guest worker provision is a good idea.

TALK OF THE TOWN
"Transplant" by John Seabrook: Steve Earle walks the historic streets of Greenwich Village.

SUMMER MOVIES:

  • "Commando" by Dave Eggers: Practicing moves in Michigan.
  • "Old Enough" by Marisa Silver: A first-time filmmaker tries to forget.
  • "Immortality" by Gary Shteyngart: Lessons from Cocoon.
  • "Ice Cream and Ashes" by Roger Angell: Why we remember certain summer movies.
  • "Walkabout" by Jeffrey Eugenides: A mother and son go to the movies.
  • "Summer of '42" by Charles D'Ambrosio: A trip to the movies with a friend's family.
  • "Atlanta" by Miranda July: A summer of screenwriting.

    LETTER FROM AUSTIN
    "Final Destination" by D. T. Max: Why the archives of so many great writers end up in Texas.

    POP MUSIC
    "Well Suited" by Sasha Frere-Jones: Spoon's scrupulous new album.

    THE ART WORLD
    "Industrial Strength" by Peter Schjeldahl: A Richard Serra retrospective at MoMA.

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