In this issue:
"All Alike", by Adam Gopnik: The truth about snowflakes.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Four Hundred Dresses", by Gay Talese: What Elaine Kaufman left behind.
LETTER FROM ROME
"God's Librarians", by Daniel Mendelsohn: Inside the Vatican Library's restoration.
ANNALS OF LAW
"Casualties of Justice", by Jeffrey Toobin: Two investigations and a suicide.
"Getting Closer", by Steve Millhauser.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Couple Trouble", by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Blue Valentine, Rabbit Hole, and How Do You Know.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.