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November 23, 2009 Issue

Cover art by: Cover photograph by Lucas Jackson/Reuters, design by Gene Case & Stephen Kling/Avenging Angels

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  • Books and the Arts


    Lee Daniels's Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire, Oren Moverman's The Messenger, Alexander Sokurov's The Sun

    Stuart Klawans

  • Gladwell for Dummies

    Malcolm Gladwell's success as a brand-name thinker rests on the assumption that the unexamined life is the only sort his readers could be living.

    Maureen Tkacik

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  • Crossword

    Puzzle No. 3192


     1 A living thing about to have almost what any type of actor is doing. (One hopes the kids are!) (8)

    Frank W. Lewis