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In this issue:

COMMENT
"The Fear Factor", by Michael Specter: The swine flu vaccine.

THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Test Drive", by Paul Goldberger: A model World Trade Center Memorial in Brooklyn..

THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"Inconspicuous Consumption", by James Surowiecki: Will the lessons of the economic downturn endure?

THE ANNALS OF COMMUNICATION
"Searching for Trouble", by Ken Auletta: Google's growing pains.

LETTER FROM CALIFORNIA
"Call Me", by Tad Friend: The most feared blogger in Hollywood.

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Making Up", by Anthony Lane: A review of The Invention of Lying.

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