APRIL 2008 TABLE OF CONTENTS

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CULT FRICTION
After an embarrassing string of high-profile defections and leaked videos, Scientology now finds itself under attack from a fearless cabal of activists. Has America’s most controversial religion finally met its match?
By John Cook
HE’S GOT LEGS
Will Arnett, Arrested Development‘s favorite son, mouths off about celebrity ringtones, what he’d like to do to blind people, being married to Amy Poehler, and the grossest commercial ever aired.
By Matt Thompson
MINOR CHORDS
There’s more to tween culture than Zac Efron. Meet the precocious preteens rocking New York’s music scene.
Photographs by Matt Salacuse
THE KILLING FIELDS
New Orleans has always turned a blind eye to sin. But these days you can even get away with murder.
By Ethan Brown
INCOMING
OPENING SHOT
SHAME SPIRAL
Art and commerce collide in the desert.
FRESH INTELLIGENCE
Advice from Spencer Pratt; why presidential losers win; Radar‘s celebrity Mess-O-Meter; a fashion intervention.
MAP
GRAND OLD PERVERTS
Republican sex scandals: a state-by-state guide.
BOOKS
PRETTY IN PINK
Publishers are slapping chick-lit images on every cover in sight. We imagine the worst.
MUSIC
THE QUAD SQUAD
With loyal campus followings and Internet buzz to spare, a slew of college rock acts is ready to invade your iPod.
RADAR LOVE
DIGBY GOES DOWN
YouTube hitmaker Marié Digby was riding high until the Wall Street Journal tried to take her out. But she’s not one to hold a grudge.
SOCIAL STUDIES
GAYFACE, A HISTORY
The rich tradition behind the blogosphere’s new favorite term.
SPECIES
DAWN OF THE DAY PUNKS
For a growing band of pampered posers, rock ‘n’ roll ain’t a lifestyle. It’s an extracurricular activity.
TELEVISION
ANATOMY OF A SKETCH
MTV comedy troupe Human Giant gives us a peek at the grueling process behind the funny.

COLUMNS
TRENDS
FEEDING FRENZY
Gwyneth Paltrow’s not the only one feasting on spirulina and seaweed. For a new breed of health food junkies, clean living has become a dangerous obsession.
By Sarah Horne
THE SELL
BRANDING BIN LADEN
The United States virtually invented modern marketing. So why are we losing the international PR war to a band of bloodthirsty fanatics?
By John Cook
LETTER FROM LONDON
ROYAL FLUSH
As F. Scott Fitzgerald famously noted, there are no second acts in American life. England, however, is a whole other story.
By Tom Teodorczuk