"No Mercy" by Malcolm Gladwell: Are zero-tolerance policies taking things too far?
IN THE KITCHEN
"The Lunchroom Rebellion" by Burkhard Bilger: Ann Cooper's bid to improve school food.
OUR FAR-FLUNG CORRESPONDENTS
"Deerfield in the Desert" by Nick Paumgarten: A prep school goes to the Middle East.
"Hot Properties" by Tad Friend: Deals falling through in the Valley and on the Hill.
"Sex Symbols" by Sasha Frere-Jones: New albums by Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.