In this issue:
THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"Deadbeat Governments", by James Surowiecki: When cities and states shortchange their pension funds.
"Who am I to Judge?", by James Carroll: The new Pope’s remarkable year.
LETTER FROM RIYADH
"Shopgirls", by Katherine Zoepf: Saudi women enter the workplace.
"Utter Rot", by Emily Nussbaum: The disappointment of The Walking Dead.
"Only Make Believe", by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Her, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, and Saving Mr. Banks.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.