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This issue contains seven articles:

COMMENT
"Name That Tone" by Louis Menand: A new, anarchic ring tone, and what it says about our aging population.
THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"FIFA's Fiefdom" by James Surowiecki: How soccer's ruling body is tackled by its self-interests.

LETTER FROM SOUTH DAKOTA
"Reversing Roe" by Cynthia Gorney: Are mainstream right-to-life supporters ready for an abortion ban?

ANNALS OF COMMENCEMENT
"What I Learned" by David Sedaris: Musings of a Princeton alum's halcyon days on campus.

NOTES OF A GASTRONOME
"The Dessert Lab" by Bill Buford: A pastry chef's quest for the new.

POP MUSIC

"Fine Tuning" by Sasha Frere-Jones: Reassessing Radiohead.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Prisoners" by David Denby: Reviews of The Road to Guantanamo and Jack Black's latest, Nacho Libre.

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