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A new issue of The New Yorker comes out tomorrow. A preview of its contents, adapted from the magazine's press release:

In "The Death of Kings," Nick Paumgarten presents a wide-ranging exploration of the economic crisis and its impact. "Much abridged, a few familiar words will do" to tell the story of the economic crisis, Paumgarten writes: "debt, greed, hubris."

In "Don't!" Jonah Lehrer examines recent evidence that indicates that self-control, not intelligence, may be the most important variable when it comes to predicting success in life.

In "Drink Up," Dana Goodyear profiles Fred Franzia, the man behind Charles Shaw, a wine that sells for $1.99 at Trader Joe's and is affectionately known as Two Buck Chuck.

Hendrik Hertzberg, in Comment, discusses Obama's upcoming commencement addresses.

There is a "strange, but true" sketchbook by Roz Chast.

Ian Frazier writes an ode to turning forty—again.

Arthur Krystal looks at the life and works of critic William Hazlitt.

Anthony Lane reviews J.J. Abrams's Star Trek.

John Lahr reviews the new Broadway revival of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot.

There is a short story by Salman Rushdie.

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