In this issue:
"A Walk in the Park", by Hendrik Hertzberg: Will Occupy Wall Street succeed?
THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"How Steve Jobs Changed", by James Surowiecki: A vision’s evolution.
"Second-Act Twist", by Tad Friend: Andrew Stanton directs a live-action movie.
A REPORTER AT LARGE
"Getting a Fix", by Michael Specter: Should drugs be decriminalized?
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Creepy Shows", by David Denby: Reviews of The Skin I Live In and Take Shelter.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.
This was my first listen of the magazine's audio version. While I really appreciated being able to finish The New Yorker as I drove, I found the choice of narrator for Tad Friend's article about Andrew Stanton absolutely inappropriate and annoying. It was so bad that I had to stop listening and skip to the next article. The female narrator maintained the exact same, predictable cadence no matter what the content - even when it was clear there should have been change in stress or emotion. The tone of the article was affected as a result. I'll have to finish that article in the print version.
While grateful for having some New Yorker content beautifully read, I was disappointed that the feature on radiation in Japan, a major offering, was not offered. Would very much encourage the offering of just one additional feature story as a routine benefit.