In this issue:
"Higher Authorities", by Margaret Talbot: A scandal threatens to overshadow the Pope’s final days.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Fussbudget Verite", by Tad Friend: Alex Karpovsky, grumpy actor and filmmaker.
"Heavyweight", by Jeffrey Toobin: How Ruth Bader Ginsburg has moved the Supreme Court.
ANNALS OF MUSIC
"Jazz Hands", by Alec Wilkinson: How Jason Moran bends the rules.
SHOUTS & MURMURS
"Crafting Projects for Sociopaths", by Paul Simms.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Mad About You", by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Stoker and Beyond the Hills.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.