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There are eight articles in the May 21, 2007, issue:

COMMENT
"The Graduates" by Louis Menand: The real lessons learned from college graduation.

THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Ségo-Sarko" by Anthony Lane: France elects a new president.LETTER FROM WASHINGTON
"Woodward vs. Tenet" by Jeffrey Goldberg: The flap over Bob Woodward's review of George Tenet's tell-all.

SHOUTS & MURMURS
"Share Our Joy" by Larry Doyle: You're invited to a wedding website.

AMERICAN CHRONICLES
"The Meaning of Life" by Jill Lapore: The evolution of Milton Bradley's virtuous Game of Life.

BOOKS

  • "Atheists with Attitude" by Anthony Gottlieb: Christopher Hitchens (and others) vs. God.
  • "Disappearances" by Wyatt Mason: Nathan Englander's The Ministry of Special Cases.

    THE CURRENT CINEMA
    "Drifters" by Anthony Lane: Hal Hartley's Fay Grim and the Owen brothers (Luke, Wilson, and Andrew) in The Wendell Baker Story.

  • If Jeffrey Goldberg's article about differing pre-war intelligence interests you, listen to what the two authors in question have to say:
  • At the Center of the Storm: My Years at the CIA (Unabridged) by George Tenet
  • State of Denial: Bush at War, Part III by Bob Woodward.
    And if you enjoy this week's book reviews, listen to God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything (Unabridged) by Christopher Hitchens and Nathan Englander's The Ministry of Special Cases (Unabridged).

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