In this issue:
THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"The Pay Is Too Damn Low", by James Surowiecki: Low-wage workers make headlines.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Origin Stories", by Andrew Marantz: Rap lyrics on location.
ONWARDS AND UPWARDS WITH THE ARTS
"Compositions in Black and White", by Paige Williams: Outsider artists and their collector.
THE SPORTING SCENE
"Throw Like a Girl", by Ben McGrath: A new age of women’s professional softball.
"Meet the President!", by Zadie Smith.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.