In this issue:
"Living on the Edge" by George Packer: The Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire primary.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Sleight of No Hands" by Mark Singer: Mark Singer joins the conjurer, scholar, and storyteller on a tour of the Met's show of his collection of Matthias Buchinger's drawings.
A Reporter at Large
"The Bouvier Affair" by Sam Knight: How an art-world insider made a fortune by being discreet.
"Cover Story" by Elif Batuman: The head scarf, modern Turkey, and me.
"Luxe et Veritas" by Dan Chiasson: Frederick Seidel's poems of age and experience.
"Hidden Wonders" by Carrie Battan: Sia's response to stardom.
"Not-Guilty Pleasure" by Emily Nussbaum: The calculations of American Crime Story: The People vs. O. J. Simpson.