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In this issue:

COMMENT
"Washington Dramas" by Margaret Talbot: Republicans and the government shutdown.

THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"The Business End of Obamacare" by James Surowiecki: Will the Affordable Care Act hurt the economy?

ANNALS OF LAW
"The Collapse" by James B. Stewart: A top law firm self-destructs.

ONWARD AND UPWARD WITH THE ARTS
"The Doctor Is In" by John Seabrook: Making hits for Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry.

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Dangerous Waters" by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Captain Phillips and Parkland.

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