In this issue:
"Learning by Degrees", by Rebecca Mead: The value of a college degree.
LETTER FROM LONDON
"Party Games", by John Lanchester: Why did the British election turn out the way it did?
THE SPORTING SCENE
"National Defense", by Hampton Sides: Can the United States’ goalkeeper produce another Miracle on Grass?
SHOUTS & MURMURS
"Hot Wings: Notes on My Next Best-Seller", by Larry Doyle.
"Extreme Solitude", by Jeffrey Eugenides.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.