In this issue:
"Republican vs. Republican", by Philip Gourevitch: Culture wars threaten Mitt Romney.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Shots", by Lizzie Widdicombe: A shooting at the Empire State Building.
A REPORTER AT LARGE
"The Throwaways", by Sarah Stillman: Confidential informants at risk.
ANNALS OF HOLLYWOOD
"Limited Release", by Tad Friend: The Elgin James story.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Tough Guys", by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Lawless and The Expendables 2.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.