In this issue:
"Bullets and Ballots", by Jelani Cobb: The echoes of Ferguson.
THE POLITICAL SCENE
"Friends of Israel", by Connie Bruck: A powerful lobbying group is trying to keep its influence.
THE SPORTING SCENE
"The Man Without a Mask", by William Finnegan: How a wrestler in drag became a star Mexican luchadore.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Lasting Impressions", by David Denby: A review of The Trip to Italy.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.