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Publisher's Summary

There are nine articles in this issue:

COMMENT
"Ghostbusters" by Hendrik Hertzberg: On Hillary Clinton's health-care plan.

AT SEA
"The D Dock Curse", by Seth Hettena: Washington scandals on the water.

DANCE PARTY
"Aunt Janny", by Nick Paumgarten: Janet Reno plays a jukebox.

THE PICTURES
"Books in Bulk", by Austin Kelley: What does Indiana Jones read?

OUR LOCAL CORRESPONDENTS
"The Mannahatta Project", by Nick Paumgarten: Re-creating the island of 1609.

SHOUTS AND MURMURS
"Proclivities", by Jeffrey Frank: Politics in the Romney household.

A CRITIC AT LARGE
"Drive, He Wrote", by Louis Menand: Jack Kerouac's On the Road revisited.

BOOKS
"A Boston Fable", by John Updike: A review of Ann Patchett's Run.

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Outlaws", by Anthony Lane: Reviews of The Kingdom and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.

Then, pick up On The Road, Run, and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, the basis for the film.

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