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In this issue:

COMMENT
"Two Speeches", by Jeffrey Toobin: Obama vs. Cheney.

THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Why Not?", by Lauren Collins: Larry King on marrying, freestyling, and Twittering.
"Art Attack", by Adam Gopnik: Art comes alive at the movies.

THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"Board Stiff", by James Surowiecki: Why don't company directors do a better job?

ANNALS OF MEDICINE
"The Cost Conundrum", by Atul Gawande: Expensive healthcare can be harmful.

AMERICAN CHRONICLES
"It's Spreading", by Jill Lepore: How a 1930 outbreak went viral.

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Fighting to Survive", by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Terminator: Salvation and Jerichow.

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