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Publisher's Summary

There are six articles in the October 16, 2006 issue:

COMMENT
"Keep Out" by George Packer: Why giving Tariq Ramadan a visa is in the national interest.

ONLINE CHRONICLES
"It Should Happen to You" by Ben McGrath: Fame, the YouTube way.

PERSONAL HISTORY
"Tabloid Days" by Robert Stone: A gutter-press apprenticeship.

FICTION
"The Photograph" by Roddy Doyle: A friend's death causes a man to contemplate aging.

ON TELEVISION
"Lost Generation" by Tad Friend: What the new network shows, The Nine, Jericho, and Six Degrees, think they know.

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Small Worlds" by David Denby: Kate Winslet in Little Children, and Martin Scorsese's The Departed.

Before you see the movie, listen to Tom Perotta's Little Children (Unabridged).
Or, if you enjoy this issue's short story, "The Photograph," listen to more from Roddy Doyle.

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