In this issue:
"Working", by William Finnegan: The short life of an immigration bill.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Big Weather", by Rivka Galchen: The storms of my childhood.
"Emerald City", by Lizzie Widdicombe: Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson at Google.
ANNALS OF ADVENTURE
"The Magic Mountain", by Nick Paumgarten: An elite climber and the fight on Everest.
"Next Stage", by Alex Halberstadt: Kim Gordon’s sonic midlife.
"L.A. Confidential", by Emily Nussbaum: A review of the HBO movie Behind the Candelabra.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.