In this issue:
"Conflicting Interests", by George Packer: What Egypt means for the U. S. and the Middle East.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Comeback", by Lizzie Widdicombe: Spitzer, Weiner, and us.
OUR LOCAL CORRESPONDENTS
"The Beach Builders", by John Seabrook: After Sandy, saving the Jersey Shore.
ANNALS OF PREVENTION
"A Raised Hand", by Rachel Louise Snyder: When domestic violence turns deadly.
A CRITIC AT LARGE
"Sins of the Father", by James Wood: Memoirs by the children of great writers.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Grim Tidings", by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Pacific Rim, Only God Forgives, and The Act of Killing.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.