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In this issue:

COMMENT
"Lines in the Sand", by Elizabeth Kolbert: CO2 and the Keystone pipeline.

THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Bad Character", by Dana Goodyear: A Spider-Man mystery in California.
"Tower Heist", by Nell Freudenberger: A new kind of speakeasy in lower Manhattan.

THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"Boom or Bubble?", by James Surowiecki: The stock market’s new highs.

ANNALS OF LAW
"Rights and Wrongs", by Jeffrey Toobin: A stop-and-frisk test case.

OUR LOCAL CORRESPONDENTS
"Crowded House", by Tad Friend: The apartment of everyone’s dreams.

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Couples", by David Denby: Reviews of Before Midnight and What Maisie Knew.

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