In this issue:
"The Syria Dilemma", by Philip Gourevitch: What can be done about Bashar al-Assad?
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Written in Stone", by Nick Paumgarten: Carving F.D.R.’s words into a Roosevelt Island memorial.
"Backstory", by Michael Schulman: The partners behind Peter and the Starcatcher.
"Maximalist", by Lauren Collins: Inside Mary Katrantzou’s atelier.
THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"The Fairness Trap", by James Surowiecki: What’s really going on in the negotiations on Greece and the euro.
"A Psychotronic Childhood", by Colson Whitehead: The B-movies did it.
A CRITIC AT LARGE
"The Cosmic Menagerie", by Laura Miller: First encounters with aliens in fiction.
"The Master’s Wake", by Alex Ross: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau’s legacy.
"Fantastic Voyage", by Emily Nussbaum: From Doctor Who to Community.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Stormy Weather", by David Denby: A review of Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom.
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