A CRITIC AT LARGE
"Twilight of the Books", by Caleb Crain: What will life be like if people stop reading?
"Visual Trophies", by John Updike: The history of American snapshots.
"Squall Lines", by James Wood: A review of J. M. Coetzee's Diary of a Bad Year.
"Alma", by Junot Díaz.
"The Arbus Factor", by Lore Segal.
"I Hit Hamlet", by Paul Rudnick: Behind the scenes at a Brooklyn fiasco.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.