In this issue:
"Taking Control", by Margaret Talbot: The G. O. P.’s war on women’s rights.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Free Fighting", by Kelefa Sanneh: Protesting the mixed-martial-arts ban.
THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"Great Expectations?", by James Surowiecki: Two reasons the recovery may start gathering speed.
LETTER FROM ARGENTINA
"Children of the Dirty War", by Francisco Goldman: Finding Argentina’s stolen orphans.
"Scars", by David Owen: A life in injuries.
"Diamond Dancers", by Sasha Frere-Jones: The return of Van Halen.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Not Child’s Play", by Anthony Lane: Reviews of The Kid with a Bike and Detachment.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.