In this issue:
"State of the (G. O. P.) Union", by Hendrik Hertzberg: The Republican response.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Field Trip", by Katia Bachko: The inspiration for Patricia Cromwell’s crime novels.
ONWARDS AND UPWARD WITH THE ARTS
"Just Saying", by Nathan Heller: The laconic dramas of Annie Baker.
ANNALS OF CELEBRITY
"L’ Etranger", by Lauren Collins: Gerard Depardieu, Russian.
"The Furies", by Paul Theroux.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Ways to Win", by Anthony Lane: Reviews of A Good Day to Die Hard and No.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.