In this issue:
"What Videos Show", by Amy Davidson: The Walter Scott shooting.
LETTER FROM PERU
"Tears of the Sun", by William Finnegan: The gold rush at the top of the world.
A REPORTER AT LARGE
"Escape or Die", by James Verini: When pirates captured a cargo ship, its crew faced one desperate choice after another.
THE ART WORLD
"Telling the Whole Story", by Peter Schjeldahl: Jacob Lawrence’s The Migration Series.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Way Up High", by Anthony Lane: A review of Clouds of Sils Maria.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.