In this issue:
"Senses of Entitlement", by Hendrik Hertzberg: Semantics and the budget battle.
LETTER FROM LIBYA
"The Return", by Hisham Matar: A disappeared dissident and his son’s quest.
"Every Good Boy Does Fine", by Jeremy Denk: A life in piano lessons.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Mind Games", by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Trance and Blancanieves.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.