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In this issue:

COMMENT
"Harder Times", by John Cassidy: Should we be looking for larger solutions?

THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"House of Cards", by James Surowiecki: Credit cards in crisis.

THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"How Do You Feel About That?", by Alec Wilkinson: Drinks with shrinks.

ONWARD AND UPWARD WITH THE ARTS
"Twister", by D. T. Max.

A CRITIC AT LARGE
"In the Blood", by Joan Acocella: Why Dracula won't die.

SHOUTS & MURMURS
"Confessions of a Pilgrim Shopaholic", by Paul Rudnick: The very first shopaholics.

ON TELEVISION
"Funny Boy", by Nancy Franklin: A review of Eastbound & Down.

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