In this issue:
"The Man in the Room" by Amy Davidson: In asking to not be left alone with the President, James Comey was seeking the opposite of what so many others in Washington seem to want.
A REPORTER AT LARGE
"Memories of a Murder" by Rachel Aviv: DNA evidence exonerated six convicted killers. So why do some of them recall the crime so clearly?
"Why Aren't You Laughing?" by David Sedaris: Reckoning with addiction.
A CRITIC AT LARGE
"The Prog Spring" by Kelefa Sanneh: Was progressive rock the end of pop-music history? Yes and no.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"How the Other Half Lives" by Anthony Lane: Reviews of I, Daniel Blake and Beatriz at Dinner.