In this issue:
"Today’s Assignment" by Louis Menand: Is homework worth it?
A CRITIC AT LARGE
"General Principles" by Dexter Filkins: The legacy of David Petraeus.
"Music from the Machine" by Alex Wilkinson: Trent Reznor’s industry.
SHOUTS AND MURMURS
“I Love Girl” by Simon Rich: Caveman meets cavegirl.
“Sucker Punch” by John Lahr: Reviews of Golden Boy and Glengarry Glen Ross.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Ring Cycle" by Anthony Lane: A review of The Hobbit.
“Greetings, Friends!” by Ian Frazier: A holiday season shout-out.
Want more of The New Yorker?
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.
(P) and ©2012 The New Yorker
Report Inappropriate Content
If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.