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There are eight articles in the November 13, 2006 issue:

COMMENT
"High Costs" by John Cassidy: The economics of global warming.

THE TALK OF THE TOWN

  • "Wanted: S.W.F., Loves Keef" by Shauna Lyon: How a front-row fan is cast.
  • "Bella vs. Betty" by Kate Julian: An old feminist rivalry is laid to rest.

    LIFE AND LETTERS
    "Strangers in Paradise" by Janet Malcolm: Saving Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas.

    SHOUTS & MURMURS
    "Downpaging" by Ian Frazier: Some tips on how to curb that nasty hardcover habit.

    FICTION
    "Greensleeves" by Helen Simpson: A woman keeps a secret.

    BOOKS
    "Proud Flesh" by Rebecca Mead: The cult of cosmetic surgery.

    THE CURRENT CINEMA
    "Prettier Pictures" by David Denby: Nicole Kidman portrays photographer Diane Arbus in Fur and Russell Crowe spends time in Provence in A Good Year.

  • Before you see Russell Crowe luxuriate in the south of France, listen to A Good Year and other titles by Peter Mayle.

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