In this issue:
"Southern Honeymoon", by Amy Davidson: Gay marriage and the South.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Seven Minutes", by Nick Paumgarten: A myriad of activities that can be done in seven minutes.
"Heavy Petting", by Larissa MacFarquhar: The Center for Sex Education's National Sex Ed Conference.
ANNALS OF MEDIA
"The Virologist", by Andrew Marantz: A young entrepreneur built an empire by repackaging memes.
"Leviathan", by David Sedaris: Different ways to have fun at the beach.
A CRITIC AT LARGE
"Small Differences", by Louis Menand: How Emily Brontë met Mickey Spillane.
"Button-Pusher", by Emily Nussbaum: A review of Black Mirror.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Good Fights", by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Two Days, One Night and Leviathan.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.