In this issue:
"Pride and Prejudice", by Margaret Talbot: Recent hostilities toward gays.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Mad Men", by Ben McGrath: Awkward misappropriations of popular culture in politics.
"A Way Out", by Adam Gopnik: Chilean miner madness grips New York.
"All Together Now!", by Lauren Collins: What is the Big Society?
A REPORTER AT LARGE
"A Fish Out of Water", by Ian Frazier: The Asian carp's infiltration of American waterways.
"The Tree Line, Kansas, 1934", by David Means.
"Watching the Detectives", by Nancy Franklin: A review of ABC’s new police procedural Detroit 1-8-7.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.