In this issue:
"Business as Usual", by George Packer: The government shutdown.
A CRITIC AT LARGE
"Only Disconnect", by Evgeny Morozov: Boredom reconsidered.
OUR LOCAL CORRESPONDENTS
"Hidden City", by Ian Frazier: Why has homelessness exploded?
"Four Legs Good", by Caleb Crain: Jack London: An American Life.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"New Love", by Anthony Lane: A review of Blue Is the Warmest Color.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.