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Publisher's Summary

There are six articles in the May 1, 2006 issue:

COMMENT
"Rummyache" by Hendrik Hertzberg: Retired generals call for Rumsfeld's resignation

NOTES OF A GASTRONOME
"Carnal Knowledge" by Bill Buford: Lessons from a Tuscan butcher.

PERSONAL HISTORY
"Vessels" by Daniel Raeburn: A daughter stillborn.

POP MUSIC
"Making Nice" by Sasha Frere-Jones: The Dixie Chicks' new album, Taking the Long Way.

ON TELEVISION
"Home and Away" by Nancy Franklin: Playwright David Mamet goes to war with The Unit.

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Last Impressions" by David Denby: The first feature film about 9/11, United 93 and the Romanian film, The Death of Mr. Lazarescu.

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