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In this issue:

COMMENT
"Happy Birthday", by Adam Gopnik: Philip Roth at 80.

THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"Face Time", by James Surowiecki: Marissa Mayer bucks the telecommuting trend.

A CRITIC AT LARGE
"The Dark Ages", by Jill Lepore: Terrorism, counterterrorism, and the law of torment.

ANNALS OF DISASTER
"Notes from Underground", by David Owen: Watch where you step in Florida.

BOOKS
"A Fork of One’s Own", by Jane Kramer: A history of culinary revolution.

SHOUTS & MURMURS
"Marv Albert Is My Therapist", by Jesse Eisenberg.

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Kids’ Stuff", by David Denby: Reviews of Oz the Great and Powerful and Jack the Giant Slayer.

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