In this issue:
"Feeling Worse" by Amy Davidson: The Senate's disastrous health-care bill.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Homecoming" by Evan Osnos: The most senior American diplomat in China could not defend the Trump administration's decision to withdraw from the Paris accord.
ANNALS OF CRIME
"Appointment with Death" by James Lasdun: My dentist's baroque fantasy life landed him in serious trouble.
A REPORTER AT LARGE
"Undermined" by Eliza Griswold: A local activist fights for the future of coal country.
"Bling Ring" by Emily Nussbaum: The glitzy verve of GLOW and Claws.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Style and Substance" by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Baby Driver and My Journey Through French Cinema.