In this issue:
"Writing and Winning", by Adam Gopnik: The Nobel Prize in Literature.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Soul Sisters", by John Seabrook: Mavis Staples returns to her gospel roots.
THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"The Next Level", by James Surowiecki: The failure of "category killer" chain stores to adapt to Internet commerce.
THE POLITICAL SCENE
"Confounding Fathers", by Sean Wilentz: The Tea Party’s Cold War roots.
LETTER FROM TIJUANA
"In the Name of the Law", by William Finnegan: A police chief takes on the cartels and corrupt cops.
"The Depths", by Alex Ross: A review of "Das Rheingold" at the Metropolitan Opera.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Hearing Things", by David Denby: Reviews of Hereafter and Inside Job.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.
I recently converted to audio New Yorker delighting in the new format and thus no renewing my lesser priced print edition. However the audio version only offers 'select" articles from the week and without fail the article i anticipate most seems to often be the one omitted. Surely 12 month audio subscribers should have access to these via free access to the online reader at minimum?
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