In this issue:
"The Harder Part", by George Packer: the Republicans need to show that they can govern.
A REPORTER AT LARGE
"The Unblinking Stare", by Steve Coll: The drone war in Pakistan.
THE SPORTING SCENE
"Good Game", by Ben McGrath: Rise of the cyber athlete.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"No Laughing Matters", by David Denby: Reviews of Rosewater and Happy Valley.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.