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This issue contains nine articles:

COMMENT
"So Long Joe", by Roger Angell: The end of the Joe Torre era.

POSTCARD FROM CALIFORNIA
"The Fires", by Dana Goodyear: California ablaze.

PRECOCIOUS
"Condi's Party Starter", by Jesse Lichtenstein: The State Department's diplomat-in-training.

ONWARD AND UPWARD WITH THE ARTS
"Future Reading", by Anthony Grafton: Dreams of a universal library.

FICTION
"The Dog", by Roddy Doyle: On hair issues.

BOOKS
"Running on Fumes", by Elizabeth Kolbert: Is there any hope for the automobile?

THE ART WORLD
"All Souls", by Peter Schjeldahl: The cult of Frida Kahlo.

MUSICAL EVENTS
"The Endless Scroll", by Alex Ross: Philip Glass's new works.

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Drug Warriors", by David Denby: A review of the new film American Gangster.

Then, hear more from Roddy Doyle.

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