"Native Son", by George Packer: On Barack Obama's pastor problem.
"Cyclotron's Last Stand", by Kate Linthicum: Columbia students say goodbye to their cyclotron.
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"Too Dumb to Fail", by James Surowiecki: The fall of Bear Stearns.
"Pomegranate Princess", by Amanda Fortini: The marketing eye of Lynda Resnick.
"Great Experiment", by Jeffrey Eugenides
"The Horror", by Louis Menand: Congress investigates the comics - a review of David Hajdu's The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How It Changed America.