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In this issue:

COMMENT
"Veep Stakes", by Steve Coll: The other Paul Ryan Story.

ANNALS OF SCIENCE
"Germs Are Us", by Michael Specter: Bacteria reconsidered.

LETTER FROM CHINA
"Boss Rail", by Evan Osnos: A train crash exposes the system.

REFLECTIONS
"Understanding Owls", by David Sedaris: What would make a perfect gift?

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Playing Dead", by David Denby: Reviews of Seven Psychopaths and Holy Motors.

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