Finbar Dolan is lost and lonely. Except he doesn’t know it. Despite escaping his blue-collar Boston upbringing to carve out a mildly successful career at a Madison Avenue ad agency, he’s a bit of a mess and closing in on 40. He’s recently called off a wedding. Now, a few days before Christmas, he’s forced to cancel a long-postponed vacation in order to write, produce, and edit a Superbowl commercial for his diaper account in record time. Fortunately, it gets worse....
"Masters of Main Street", by James Surowiecki; "Say What?", by Ben McGrath; "No One Ever Said It Better", by John Kenney; and "The Mark of a Masterpiece", by David Grann.
There are eight articles in this edition: "Love and Politics", by Adam Gopnik, "The King of Reading", by Nick Paumgarten, "Splitting Threads", by Lauren Collins, "The Tata Invasion", by James Surowiecki, "The Choice", by George Packer, "Last Session", by John Kenney, "Buying a Cure", by Jerome Groopman, and "Monstrous Times", by Anthony Lane.