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Summary

In this issue:

COMMENT
"Borderlines", by William Finnegan: The Obama Administration and illegal immigration.

THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Great-Man Theory", by Ben McGrath: George Steinbrenner's highs and lows.
"Blow-Up" by Peter Savodnik: Inflatable dolls for movie crowd scenes.

A REPORTER AT LARGE
"Emptying the Skies", by Jonathan Franzen: The widespread killing of songbirds in Europe.

BOOKS
"Win or Lose", by Anthony Gottlieb: No voting system is flawless. But some are less democratic than others.

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Dream Factory", by David Denby: A review of Christopher Nolan's Inception.

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