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In this issue:

COMMENT
"Zoo York", by Lauren Collins: Times Square vs. the High Line.

THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"Inflated Fears", by James Surowiecki: The world according to inflation hawks.

THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Super-Soaker", by Robert Sullivan: Jessica DuLong, fireboat engineer.
"Road Trip", by Tad Friend: Becoming George Hamiltion.

LETTER FROM LOS ANGELES
"Lady of the House", by Dana Goodyear: An interior designer for the uninhibited.

ANNALS OF RETAIL
"Happy Feet", by Alexandra Jacobs: Why everyone can be Imelda Marcos.

A CRITIC AT LARGE
"Missing Woman", by Judith Thurman: Still searching for Amelia Earhart.

POP MUSIC
"High Fidelity", by Sasha Frere-Jones: Nine Inch Nails on tour.

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