In this issue:
"Memorials", by Adam Gopnik: Ways of seeing the Civil War.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Fish Story", by Elizabeth Kolbert: Ted Danson’s bid to save the earth’s oceans.
“Snip”, by Michael Schulman: Vidal Sassoon’s life in hair.
LETTER FROM LIBYA
"Sons of the Revolution", by Jon Lee Anderson: Civilians on the front lines of battle.
LIFE AND LETTERS
"O Pioneer Woman!", by Amanda Fortini: A blog on the range.
"Wild at Heart", by John Lahr: Reviews of The House of Blue Leaves, Jerusalem, and The Normal Heart.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.