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The New Yorker, June 4th & 11th 2012: Part 1 (Colson Whitehead, Laura Miller, Philip Gourevitch) | [Colson Whitehead, Laura Miller, Philip Gourevitch]

The New Yorker, June 4th & 11th 2012: Part 1 (Colson Whitehead, Laura Miller, Philip Gourevitch)

"The Syria Dilemma", by Philip Gourevitch; "Written in Stone", by Nick Paumgarten; "Backstory", by Michael Schulman; "Maximalist", by Lauren Collins; "The Fairness Trap", by James Surowiecki; "A Psychotronic Childhood", by Colson Whitehead; "The Cosmic Menagerie", by Laura Miller; "The Master’s Wake", by Alex Ross; "Fantastic Voyage", by Emily Nussbaum; and "Stormy Weather", by David Denby.
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Publisher's Summary

In this issue:

COMMENT
"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.

PERSONAL HISTORY
"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.

MUSICAL EVENTS
"The Master’s Wake", by Alex Ross: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau’s legacy.

ON TELEVISION
"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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