In this issue:
"Torture and the Truth", by Jane Mayer: The C.I.A torture report.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"# Activism", by Reeves Wiedeman: The Harry Potter Alliance is joining the fight for an increased minimum wage.
"Can AIDS Be Cured?", by Jerome Groopman: Researchers are getting closer to outwitting a killer.
ANNALS OF EXTERMINATION
"The Big Kill", by Elizabeth Kolbert: New Zealand’s crusade to rid itself of mammals.
ANNALS OF INNOVATION
"Material Question", by John Colapinto: Graphene may be the most remarkable substance ever discovered. But what’s it for?
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"No Laughing Matters", by David Denby: Reviews of Selma and American Sniper.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.