In this issue:
LIFE AND LETTERS
"Middlemarch and Me", by Rebecca Mead: What George Eliot teaches us.
A CRITIC AT LARGE
"The Information", by Adam Gopnik: Does the internet change the way we think?
"The Other Place", by Mary Gaitskill.
"Schubert on the Beach", by Alex Ross: A new kind of concert hall in Miami Beach.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.