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Publisher's Summary

This issue contains six articles:

COMMENT
"Ups and Downs" by Hendrik Hertzberg: The coming hearing on the nomination of Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court.

THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"War Poet" by Dana Goodyear: A soldier brings home memories - and poetry - from Iraq.

A REPORTER AT LARGE
"A Deadly Interrogation" by Jane Mayer: Can the CIA legally kill a prisoner?

ANNALS OF MEDICINE
"The Malpractice Mess" by Atul Gawande: Who pays the price when patients sue doctors?

POP MUSIC
"A Place in the Sun" by Sasha Frere-Jones: Houston hip-hop takes over.

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Parent Traps" by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Pride and Prejudice and Bee Season.

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