In this issue:
"Lines in the Sand", by Elizabeth Kolbert: CO2 and the Keystone pipeline.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Bad Character", by Dana Goodyear: A Spider-Man mystery in California.
"Tower Heist", by Nell Freudenberger: A new kind of speakeasy in lower Manhattan.
THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"Boom or Bubble?", by James Surowiecki: The stock market’s new highs.
ANNALS OF LAW
"Rights and Wrongs", by Jeffrey Toobin: A stop-and-frisk test case.
OUR LOCAL CORRESPONDENTS
"Crowded House", by Tad Friend: The apartment of everyone’s dreams.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Couples", by David Denby: Reviews of Before Midnight and What Maisie Knew.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.