In this issue:
"The Deal", by Steve Coll: The Iran nuclear deal.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"The Right Poem", by Daniel Mendelsohn: Things get obscurred when a journalist uses ancient Athens and the Peloponnesian War to explain Tsipras's Greece.
"Shelling Up", by Tad Friend: To prepare for his role in Southpaw an actor trained at the Church Street Boxing Gym.
LETTER FROM IRAN
"Tehran's Promise", by Robin Wright: The revolution's midlife crisis and the nuclear deal.
A REPORTER AT LARGE
"American Limbo", by Jeffrey Toobin: While politicians block reform, what is happening to immigrant families?
"Sweet Home Alabama", by Adam Gopnik: Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman
SHOUTS & MURMURS
"Mitt Romney's Slumber-Party Diary", by Paul Rudnick: The former Presidential candidate is having a slumber party this weekend at his New Hampshire compound.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Small Victories", by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Ant Man and The Look of Silence.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.