In this issue:
"Court Politics" by Jeffrey Toobin: What Obama's nomination says about his Presidency.
ANNALS OF SCIENCE
"Runs in the Family" by Siddhartha Mukherjee: New findings about schizophrenia rekindle old questions about genes and identity.
ONWARD AND UPWARD WITH THE ARTS
"Imaginary Spaces" by Andrew O'Hagan: Es Devlin and the psychology of the stage.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Mystery Trips" by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Midnight Special and My Golden Days.