In this issue:
"A Walk in the Park", by Hendrik Hertzberg: Will Occupy Wall Street succeed?
THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"How Steve Jobs Changed", by James Surowiecki: A vision’s evolution.
"Second-Act Twist", by Tad Friend: Andrew Stanton directs a live-action movie.
A REPORTER AT LARGE
"Getting a Fix", by Michael Specter: Should drugs be decriminalized?
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Creepy Shows", by David Denby: Reviews of The Skin I Live In and Take Shelter.
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This was my first listen of the magazine's audio version. While I really appreciated being able to finish The New Yorker as I drove, I found the choice of narrator for Tad Friend's article about Andrew Stanton absolutely inappropriate and annoying. It was so bad that I had to stop listening and skip to the next article. The female narrator maintained the exact same, predictable cadence no matter what the content - even when it was clear there should have been change in stress or emotion. The tone of the article was affected as a result. I'll have to finish that article in the print version.
While grateful for having some New Yorker content beautifully read, I was disappointed that the feature on radiation in Japan, a major offering, was not offered. Would very much encourage the offering of just one additional feature story as a routine benefit.
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