In this issue:
"Terrorism in Charleston", by Jelani Cobb: Examining the shootings in Charleston.
LETTER FROM EUROPE
"The Demolition Man", by Jane Kramer: Matteo Renzi is on a mission to remake Italy.
ONWARD AND UPWARD WITH THE ARTS
"Rough-and-Tumble", by Alec Wilkinson: Elizabeth Streb's daredevil dances.
"To Serve Man", by Emily Nussbaum: The savory spectacle of Hannibal.
"Mr. Popular", by Kelefa Sanneh: Sam Hunt's music is radio-friendly. But is it country?
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Head Trips", by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Inside Out and Escobar: Paradise Lost.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.