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Publisher's Summary

There are seven articles in the May 22, 2006 issue:

COMMENT
"Fuel Duel" by Dorothy Wickenden: It's time for the truth about energy policy in the U.S.

THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"Hedgemony" by James Surowiecki: What hedge funds really do.

ANNALS OF RELIGION
"Hollywood Heresy" by Peter J. Boyer: Sony markets The Da Vinci Code to Christians.

SHOUTS & MURMURS
"Nazis Say the Darndest Things" by Andy Borowitz: A sampling of Hitler's favorite punch lines.

PROFILES
"What the Dog Saw" by Malcolm Gladwell: Cesar Millan, TV's Dog Whisperer, and the enigma of presence.

BOOKS
"Don't Touch That Dial" by Tad Friend. Bill Carter's Desperate Networks and the war for prime-time.

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Sink or Swim" by David Denby: Wolfgang Petersen's disaster remake, Poseidon, and the French film, Russian Dolls.

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