In this issue:
"Too Much Infotech", by Hendrik Hertzberg: Our season of sex scandals.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Amateur Spelunker", by Ben McGrath: Inside the Second Avenue subway tunnel.
A REPORTER AT LARGE
"Taken", by Sarah Stillman: The shocking injustices of civil forfeiture.
DEPT. OF MEDICINE
"Poisoned Land", by Elif Batuman: A mystery illness in the Balkans.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Beyond Control", by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Elysium and Our Children.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.