In this issue:
"God and the G.O.P.", by Amy Davidson: Mitt Romney, Pope Francis, Republicans, and what religion means for 2016.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Door to Door", by Andrew Marantz: An architect is designing a line of artisanal, 3-D-printed mezuzahs.
DEPT. OF TECHNOLOGY
"R U There?", by Alice Gregory: A new counselling service that harnesses the power of texting to help depressed and suicidal teens.
ANNALS OF MEDICINE
"The Trip Treatment", by Michael Pollan: Research into psychedelics, which was shut down for decades, is now yielding exciting results.
"Don’t Be Like That", by Kelefa Sanneh: A review of Orlando Patterson's book The Cultural Matrix.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.