In this issue:
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Dance Outlaws" by Emily Witt: Delegates of New York night life argue for the repeal of the cabaret law, which prohibits dancing in venues without a license.
A REPORTER AT LARGE
"America's Future Is Texas" by Lawrence Wright: With right-wing zealots taking over the legislature even as the state's demographics shift leftward, Texas has become the nation's bellwether.