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Publisher's Summary

There are seven articles in the May 28, 2007, issue:

COMMENT
"Human Nature" by Elizabeth Kolbert: Rachel Carson's legacy.

THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"Feature Presentation" by James Surowiecki: Why feature creep is making devices harder, not easier, to use.

DEPT. OF TECHNOLOGY
"Remember This?" by Alec Wilkinson: Gordon Bell, virtual pack rat.

SHOUTS & MURMURS
"My Undoing" by George Meyer: One man's love of conferences.

A CRITIC AT LARGE
"A Boy's World" by Anthony Lane: The Tintin century.

FICTION
"Puppy" by George Saunders: Two mothers meet over the sale of a puppy.

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Not Kids' Stuff" by David Denby: Everyone's favorite green ogre returns in Shrek the Third; the Japanese anime film Paprika.

To celebrate the centennial of pioneering enviromentalist Rachel Carson's birth, listen to her most famous work, Silent Spring (Unabridged).

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