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The New Yorker, December 24 & 31, 2007 Part 1 (John Lahr, Elizabeth Kolbert, Lizzie Widdicombe)

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Summary

There are nine articles in the first part of this double issue:

COMMENT
"Testing the Climate", by Elizabeth Kolbert: On the climate's big week.

LUMP OF COAL DEPT.
"Who's Scrooge?", by Lizzie Widdicombe: A modern-day Scrooge.

THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"A Buyer's Christmas", by James Surowiecki: Why has retailing gotten so hard?

CHECK, PLEASE
"The Frog at Forty-Five", by Mimi Sheraton: Arranging the flowers at La Grenouille.

JAZZ DEPT.
"Life on Mars", by David Remnick: The Coen brothers of jazz.

ONWARD AND UPWARD WITH THE ARTS
"Demolition Man", by John Lahr: Harold Pinter and The Homecoming.

POP MUSIC
"Stairway to Here", by Sasha Frere-Jones: Led Zeppelin returns.

THE THEATRE
"Family Planning", by Hilton Als: Tracy Letts and Aaron Sorkin on irreconcilable differences.

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Settling Scores", by Anthony Lane: Reviews of the new films Charlie Wilson's War, Sweeney Todd, and Persepolis.

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