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Publisher's Summary

This issue contains five articles and a short story:

COMMENT
"Difference" by Jane Kramer: The roots of the violent protests sweeping across France.

THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Darwin in Manhattan" by Ben McGrath: A new exhibit examines the Father of Evolution - controversial then, and now.

LETTER FROM KASHMIR
"Fault Lines" by Steve Coll: A devastating earthquake shakes the region's political foundations.

OUR FAR-FLUNG CORRESPONDENTS
"Green Dreams" by Cynthia Zarin: A queen, a shipwreck, and the mystery behind a rare set of jewels.

FICTION
"The Year of Spaghetti" by Haruki Murakami: Life, and the making of pasta.

A CRITIC AT LARGE
"Prisoner of Narnia" by Adam Gopnik: How C. S. Lewis escaped.

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(P) and ©2005 The New Yorker

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