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In this issue:

COMMENT
"Working", by William Finnegan: The short life of an immigration bill.

THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Big Weather", by Rivka Galchen: The storms of my childhood.
"Emerald City", by Lizzie Widdicombe: Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson at Google.

ANNALS OF ADVENTURE
"The Magic Mountain", by Nick Paumgarten: An elite climber and the fight on Everest.

PROFILES
"Next Stage", by Alex Halberstadt: Kim Gordon’s sonic midlife.

ON TELEVISION
"L.A. Confidential", by Emily Nussbaum: A review of the HBO movie Behind the Candelabra.

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