In this issue:
"Harsh Talk" by Margaret Talbot: Latino voters and the G.O.P.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Women's Work" by Rebecca Mead: Women and Shakespeare with Dame Harriet Walter.
ANNALS OF SCIENCE
"The Gene Hackers" by Michael Specter: A powerful new technology enables us to manipulate our DNA more easily than ever before.
A REPORTER AT LARGE
"The Invisible Library" by John Seabrook: Can digital technology make the Herculaneum scrolls legible after two thousand years?
"Silent Partner" by Judith Thurman: What do Nabokov's letters conceal?
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Human Bondage" by Anthony Lane: A review of Spectre.