In this issue:
"Instant Replay", by Margaret Talbot: Violence and the N. F. L.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Outbreak", by Richard Preston: The West African Ebola crisis.
"Meritorious", by Mark Singer: Roger Angell is heading to Cooperstown.
LETTER FROM MOSCOW
"Watching the Eclipse", by David Remnick: Ambassador Michael McFaul was there when the promise of democracy came to Russia—and when it began to fade.
"Weirdly Popular", by Sasha Frere-Jones: Weird Al Yankovic's appeal.
"Surgical Strikeout", by Emily Nussbaum: Steven Soderbergh's The Knick.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"The One", by David Denby: A review of Get On Up.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.