In this issue:
"Euro Science", by John Lanchester: Can a currency crisis break up the E.U.?
THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"A Waste of Energy?", by James Surowiecki: Why the Obama administration was right to invest in Solyndra.
LETTER FROM TORONTO
"The Golden Age", by Calvin Trillin: A big fight in the jewelry business.
A REPORTER AT LARGE
"State for Sale", by Jane Mayer: Art Pope’s conquest of North Carolina.
"Free Everything", by Miranda July.
"To Catch a Beat", by Jonathan Lethem.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Primary Suspect", by Anthony Lane: A review of The Ides of March.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.