In this issue:
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Sonia from the Bronx", by Ian Frazier: The Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court goes back to the Bronx.
"Dog's Dinner", by Lauren Collins: Arash Derambarsh's attempts to get his countrymen to reduce food waste.
REPORT FROM GROZNY
"Putin's Dragon", by Joshua Yaffa: Ramzan Kadyrov has fashioned the war-torn region in his own image. Is he out of control?
ANNALS OF INSOMNIA
"In Search of Forty Winks", by Patricia Marx: Gizmos for a good night's sleep.
"Unsuitable Boys", by James Wood: Novels about Americans looking for love in Europe.
A CRITIC AT LARGE
"The Waves", by Hilton Als: The brotherhood of Madlib.