In this issue:
"The Party and the People", by Evan Osnos: The crisis in Hong Kong.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Second Act", by Reeves Wiedeman: A former secret service agent’s new role.
"Ukulele Days", by Tad Friend: An actor’s ukulele kept him sane during a difficult film-shoot.
THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"Climate Trades", by James Surowiecki: How wealthy countries can help reduce pollution coming from the developing-world.
LETTER FROM CAIRO
"Tales of the Trash", by Peter Hessler: A neighborhood garbageman explains modern Egypt.
ANNALS OF IMMIGRATION
"The Kitchen Network", by Lauren Hilgers: America’s underground Chinese restaurant workers.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Dangerous Words", by David Denby: Reviews of Men, Women & Children and Kill the Messenger.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.