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The New Yorker - June 9 and 16, 2008

 
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THE FINANCIAL PAGE
James Surowiecki: Corporate marriages rarely end in bliss.
James Surowiecki: The perils of economic populism.
James Surowiecki: Toyotas self-improvement system.
James Surowiecki: Rules vs. principles.

SHOUTS & MURMURS
Jenny Allen: Awake.
Jack Handey: The Symbols on My Flag (And What They Mean).
Larry Doyle: Bad Dog.
David Sedaris: My life and times as a smoker.

FICTION
Vladimir Nabokov: Natasha.
Janet Frame: A Night at the Opera.
John Updike: The Full Glass.
Julian Barnes: East Wind.

POETRY
Philip Levine: Dearborn Suite.
Gerald Stern: Spring.
Arda Collins: Low.
Stanley Plumly: The Crows at 3 A.M.

ARCHIVE
Vladimir Nabokov: Symbols and Signs, from 1948.
Hannah Green: Nabokov teaches Russian literature, from 1977.
Edwidge Danticat: Reading Lessons, from 2005.
James Surowiecki: Corporate identity politics, from 2003.

GOINGS ON ABOUT TOWN
Our weekly cultural listings.

MOVIES
Anthony Lane: Sex and the City.
Anthony Lane: Shadowy summer films at MOMA.
Michael Sragow: Alexander Kordas The Thief of Bagdad.
David Denby: The return of Indiana Jones.

BOOKS
James Wood: God may be dead, but the question of why he permits suffering lives on.
Louis Menand: The elusive master of allusion.
Jonathan Rosen: The enduring relevance of John Milton.
Briefly Noted: The Book of Getting Even, by Benjamin Taylor.

MUSIC
Sasha Frere-Jones: Auto-Tune corrects a singers pitch. It also distortsa grand tradition in pop.
Alex Ross: Ren Papes remarkable voice.
Sasha Frere-Jones: One of the last big pop stars tries adulthood.
Ben Greenman: Al Greens Lay It

TELEVISION
Nancy Franklin: CBSs Swingtown.
Nancy Franklin: Katie Courics ill-fated voyage with CBS.
Nancy Franklin: Clinton and Obama debate in the city of brotherly love.
Nancy Franklin: The hills are alive with the sound of girl talk.

THE THEATRE
Hilton Als: Conor McPherson on the Irish male.
Hilton Als: A staging of William Faulkners The Sound and the Fury.
John Lahr: Caryl Churchill and Samuel Beckett on separation and suffering.
Hilton Als: Amy Arbuss images of actors acting offstage.

ART
Peter Schjeldahl: A Jeff Koons retrospective.
Andrea K. Scott: A trompe-loeil stunt at Tony Shafrazi.
Peter Schjeldahl: The fifties in paintings and words.
Vince Aletti: Polaroids by Robert Mapplethorpe.

DANCE
Joan Acocella: Karole Armitage choreographs string theory.
Joan Acocella: Looking back at the career of Jerome Robbins.
Joan Acocella: Akram Khan crosses national borders.
Joan Acocella: Basil Twists Petrushka, and the Kirov at City Center.

THE SKY LINE
Paul Goldberger: Beijings Olympic architecture is spectacular, but what message does it send?
Paul Goldberger: What can a designer bring to the world of architecture?
Paul Goldberger: Can anyone design a nice airport?
Paul Goldberger: A new home for the New Museum of Contemporary Art.

TABLES FOR TWO
Andrea Thompson: Mia Dona, in midtown.
Lauren Collins: Caf Katja, on the Lower East Side.
Mike Peed: Elettaria, in the West Village.
Nick Paumgarten: Commerce, in the West Village.



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