In this issue:
"Washington Dramas" by Margaret Talbot: Republicans and the government shutdown.
THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"The Business End of Obamacare" by James Surowiecki: Will the Affordable Care Act hurt the economy?
ANNALS OF LAW
"The Collapse" by James B. Stewart: A top law firm self-destructs.
ONWARD AND UPWARD WITH THE ARTS
"The Doctor Is In" by John Seabrook: Making hits for Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Dangerous Waters" by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Captain Phillips and Parkland.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.