In this issue:
"Telling the Story", by Amy Davidson: A journalist's trial in Iran.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Yours Truly", by Rebecca Mead: On the auction of letters by the author of To Kill a Mockingbird.
A CRITIC AT LARGE
"Go Ask Alice", by Anthony Lane: What really went on in Wonderland.
"Escape from New York", by Zadie Smith.
"The Prospectors", by Karen Russell.
"Where the Boys Are", by Emily Nussbaum: The gay fantasia of Cucumber and Banana.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Crackups", by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Love & Mercy and San Andreas.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.