In this issue:
THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"The Regulation Crisis", by James Surowiecki: We spend billions, but attitudes matter more.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Rising", by Lauren Collins: How is the construction at One World Trade Center progressing?
"Soul Slam", by Ben Greenman: A record-store owner makes his own music.
"The Kid", by Salvatore Scibona.
A CRITIC AT LARGE
"Fresh Hell", by Laura Miller: What’s behind the boom in dystopian fiction for young readers?
"You, the D. J.", by Sasha Frere-Jones: Online music moves to the cloud.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Bad Boys", by David Denby: Reviews of Get Him to the Greek and Cyrus.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.