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In this issue:

COMMENT
"Billions and Billions", by Elizabeth Kolbert: Another milestone for Mother Earth.

THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Preoccupied", by Lizzie Widdicombe: Occupy Wall Street, a culture of its own.

MEDICAL DISPATCH
"A Child in Time", by Jerome Groopman: New frontiers in treating premature babies.

PERSONAL HISTORY
"Memory Lapse", by David Sedaris: Summer on the swim team.

FICTION
"Sun City", by Caitlin Horrocks.

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Family Farm", by Anthony Lane: A review of Martha Marcy May Marlene.

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