In this issue:
"The Hell You Say", by Kelefa Sanneh: The new battles over free speech are fierce, but who is censoring whom?
ANNALS OF ART
"A Ghost in the Family", by Dana Goodyear: Love, death, and renewal in San Francisco.
LETTER FROM EGYPT
"Learning to Speak Lingerie", by Peter Hessler: Chinese merchants and the inroads of globalization.
SHOUTS & MURMURS
"Coming This Fall", by Mindy Kaling: Each year, the trade papers publish loglines of the upcoming TV pilots. Here are some…
How did the narrator detract from the book?
Christine Marshall reads The New Yorker as if it were a children's book. She rushes breathlessly through the text, her voice rising and falling inappropriately. It's too annoying to endure. The only relief is to forward to the next article, though there is no next article in this issue. The other narrator, Dan Bernard, is excellent.