In this issue:
"Some Nukes" by Hendrik Hertzberg: The comeback of nuclear power?
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Cruise Control" by Ben McGrath: At home with an ocean liner expert.
"After Stevens" by Jeffrey Toobin: The Supreme Court's liberal leader.
"Everybody Have Fun" by Elizabeth Kolbert: What can policymakers learn from happiness research?
THE SPORTING SCENE
"Pioneer" by John McPhee: A lacrosse coach's westward turn.
SHOUTS & MURMURS
"Don't Ask Me" by Paul Rudnick: And don't tell, either.
"The Long War" by Sasha Frere-Jones: Sade soldiers on.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.