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Publisher's Summary

There are seven articles in the September 25, 2006 issue:

COMMENT
"Untransformed" by Elizabeth Kolbert: How the Bush administration keeps missing chances to conserve energy.

THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"Wagers of Sin" by James Surowiecki: America's love-hate relationship with online gambling.

ANNALS OF ACCESSORIES
"Bag Lady" by Andrea Lee: The woman behind the handbag boom.

LETTER FROM NOVA SCOTIA
"Rag Time" by Calvin Trillin: Home of the 10-dollar makeover.

A CRITIC AT LARGE
"Dressed for Excess" by Judith Thurman: Marie Antoinette, out of the closet.

ON TELEVISION
"Backstage Angst" by Tad Friend: Aaron Sorkin returns to prime time.

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Dream On" by Anthony Lane: Michel Gondry's The Science of Sleep and Renaissance.

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