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(We neglected to execute this feature the last couple of weeks, but now we're back on the stick.)

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

In "Gangland," Jon Lee Anderson goes inside Morro do Dendê, one of the more dangerous favelas in Rio de Janeiro, to explore the rarely seen world within the shantytown slums and to meet with Fernandinho, the favela's head gangster, who runs the drug trade and dispenses justice through an armed posse.

In "Rational Irrationality," John Cassidy provides a new reading of the economic crisis and discusses its implications for the regulatory overhaul that President Obama has suggested.

"When I think of the people I know who are active in Iran's pro-democracy movement," a correspondent writes from Tehran, in "Veiled Threat," "I think first of the women." Looking back on the Constitutional Revolution of 1906, the Islamic Revolution of 1979, and this summer's demonstrations over the contested Presidential election, the writer says, "I'm struck by the absence of women in the first, the paucity of women in the second, and the triumphant presence of women in the third."

In Comment, Elizabeth Kolbert looks ahead to December's U.N. Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen and describes the steps the U.S. must take to become a true leader in climate-change legislation.

In Shouts & Murmurs, Zev Borow compares his spouse to home electronics.

Robert Polidori photographs the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations.

Anthony Lane profiles the filmmaker Michael Haneke.

Nancy Franklin watches The Jay Leno Show.

James Wood considers the latest work in the author Robert Powers's science-fiction oeuvre.

Alex Ross describes the shortcomings of the current Tosca at the Met.

Anthony Lane takes in Peter Sellars's Othello, starring John Ortiz and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

David Denby reviews the Coen brothers' A Serious Man and Michael Moore's Capitalism: A Love Story.

There is a short story by George Saunders.

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