In this issue:
"Here", by Nick Paumgarten: Leaving Times Square.
LETTER FROM ALBUQUERQUE
"Your Son Is Deceased", by Rachel Aviv: Albuquerque has one of the highest rates of fatal shootings by police, but no officers have been indicted.
"The Pursuit of Beauty", by Alec Wilkinson: One man has solved an unsolvable math problem.
"Such a Stoic", by Elizabeth Kolbert: How Seneca became Ancient Rome’s philosopher-fixer.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Adventures in Rothland", by Anthony Lane: Reviews of The Humbling and Timbuktu.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.