In this issue:
"The Nuclear Risk", by Elizabeth Kolbert: Lessons from Japan's disaster.
THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"Creative Destruction?", by James Surowiecki: The economics of natural disasters.
LETTER FROM JAPAN
"Aftershocks", by Evan Osnos: Living with catastrophe.
"Sole Mate", by Lauren Collins: What Christian Louboutin sees in shoes.
SHOUTS & MURMURS
br>"Just in Time for Spring", by Ellis Weiner: An old phenomenon is sweeping the nation.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Into the Woods", by David Denby: Reviews of Red Riding Hood and Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.