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In this issue:

COMMENT
"Struggles", by Philip Gourevitch: The underpinnings of unrest in South Africa and its neighbors.

THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Digging", by Mike Peed: Archaeologists weigh in on the new Indiana Jones movie.
"Lucky People", by Nick Paumgarten: The irresistible charm of Big Brown.

THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"All Together Now?", by James Surowiecki: Does CBS' takeover of CNET make sense?

FICTION
"Don't Cry", by Mary Gaitskill: Adoption and memories in Ethiopia.

ON TELEVISION
"That Seventies Show", by Nancy Franklin: CBS' Swingtown revisits a bygone era.

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Carrie", by Anthony Lane: Sex and the City hits the big screen.

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