In this issue:
"Schoolwork", by Nicholas Lemann: The real problem with higher education.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"The Laughing Man", by Jim Windolf: Robert Plant plays the rock star.
ANNALS OF LAW
"Without a Paddle", by Jeffrey Toobin: Can Justice Breyer save the Obama agenda?
LETTER FROM MOSCOW
"Garage Mechanics", by Julia Ioffe: Can an oligarch's girlfriend kick-start a contemporary-arts scene in Moscow?
ONWARD AND UPWARD WITH THE ARTS
"Adaptation", by Rebecca Mead: A theatre company is putting every word of The Great Gatsby onstage.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"English Tests", by David Denby: Reviews of You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger and Never Let Me Go.
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 ©2010 The New Yorker
Report Inappropriate Content