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In this issue:

COMMENT
"A Test of Confidence", by Steve Coll: President Obama, attorney general Holder, and the press.

THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Not So Great Debate", by Andrew Marantz: The Democrats who would be mayor.

ANNALS OF THE MEDIA
"Twenty-Four-Hour Party People", by Kelefa Sanneh: Is MSNBC losing its way?

THE SPORTING SCENE
"The Third Man", by Lauren Collins: Novak Djokovic’s bid for likability.

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Cheers", by Anthony Lane: Reviews of The World’s End and Austenland

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