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In this issue:

COMMENT
"Economy vs. Environment", by David Owen: The ecology of recessions.

ANNALS OF HUMAN RIGHTS
"Hellhole", by Atul Gawande: Is solitary confinement torture?

THE SPORTING SCENE
"What Would Jesus Bet?", by Alec Wilkinson: In search of the optimal poker strategy.

REFLECTIONS
"Author, Author?", by David Sedaris: The big-box big tour

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Tricksters and Saints ", by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Duplicity and Hunger.

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