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In this issue:

COMMENT
"Behind Closed Doors", by Steve Coll: Bob Woodward and Obama's Wars.

ANNALS OF BUSINESS
"Talent Grab", by Malcolm Gladwell: Why do we pay our stars so much money?

SOMETHING BORROWED
"Hissing of Summer Lawns", by Jonathan Frazen: The author recalls staying in the houses of friends when he had no money.

LETTER FROM BUFFALO
"Pay Up", by Jake Halpern: A debt collector struggles to stay out of debt.

SOMETHING BORROWED
"Sweet Charity", by Zadie Smith: The author recalls lending money to a childhood friend.

FICTION
"Corrie", by Alice Munro.

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