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February 12, 2007 Issue

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  • Books and the Arts

    The Church of Football

    If the holiest day on the American calendar is Super Bowl Sunday, Vince Lombardi and Joe Namath were its early saints. So what does that make Pat Tillman?

    Robert Lipsyte

  • Factory Girl

    China Blue is a surprisingly fair-minded documentary about teenagers working in a jeans factory in China.

    Stuart Klawans

  • Remembrance: Ryszard Kapuscinski

    The Polish writer who died January 23 chronicled coups and revolutions with eloquence and compassion; empathy was his most potent journalistic tool.

    Magdalena Rittenhouse

  • A Pillar of American Justice

    The legal philosophy of Louis Brandeis illuminates some of the compelling legal issues of our own times.

    Charles A. Miller

  • Party Politics

    Dancing in the Streets is a history of outbreaks of collective joy from Dionysus to the Grateful Dead.

    Terry Eagleton

  • History Boy

    The narrator of Martin Amis's House of Meetings describes the collapse of his soul through forty years of Soviet history.

    Daniel Swift

  • Bombay Confidential

    Vikram Chandra's epic crime novel Sacred Games is an infernal history of India in the last decade.

    Carl Bromley

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