In this issue: COMMENT ´´Trump v. the Earth´´ by Amy Davidson: He said that his order puts ´´an end to the war on coal.´´ In reality, it´s a war on basic knowledge of the harm that coal can do. AMERICAN CHRONICLES ´´Death of a Dystopian´´ by Alec Wilkinson: How a Libertarian´s film project, and his fate, fueled the alt-right´s deepest fears. THE ART WORLD ´´Troubling Pictures´´ by Calvin Tomkins: Dana Schutz painted a real-life atrocity. She knew it was a risk. BOOKS ´´Most Likely to Succeed´´ by Zoë Heller: Where Prince Charles went wrong. THE CURRENT CINEMA ´´Wonder Women´´ by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Ghost in the Shell and Graduation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/170405de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´Test for Liberals´´ by Amy Davidson Sorkin: Al Franken, Roy Moore, and a test for the Democratic Party.THE SPORTING SCENE´´Confidence Game´´ by Nick Paumgarten: Mikaela Shiffrin seems to be a sure bet to win gold at the next Olympics. But so much could still go wrong.A REPORTER AT LARGE´´The People´s Police´´ by Alexis Okeowo: When the authorities could no longer be trusted, Nestora Salgado organized a citizens´ police force. Did she go too far?ANNALS OF CRIME´´The Serial-Killer Detector´´ by Alec Wilkinson: A former journalist, equipped with an algorithm and the largest collection of murder records in the country, finds patterns in crime. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jaime Renell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/171122de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue: COMMENT ´´Activism v. Restraint´´, by Jeffrey Toobin: President Obama faces a Supreme Court dominated by political adversaries.THE WAYWARD PRESS´´Rage Machine´´, by Rebecca Mead: Andrew Breitbart’s empire of bluster. ONWARD AND UPWARD WITH THE ARTS´´Immigration Blues´´, by Alec Wilkinson: On the road with Los Tigres del Norte.SHOUT & MURMURS´´Your New College Graduate: A Parents’ Guide´´, by Simon Rich. ON TELEVISON´´Talking Dirty´´, by Nancy Franklin: Chelsea Handler sexes up late night. THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Straight Arrow´´, by Anthony Lane: A review of Ridley Scott´s Robin Hood. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Moran. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/100519de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´Higher Authorities´´, by Margaret Talbot: A scandal threatens to overshadow the Pope’s final days.THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Fussbudget Verite´´, by Tad Friend: Alex Karpovsky, grumpy actor and filmmaker.PROFILES´´Heavyweight´´, by Jeffrey Toobin: How Ruth Bader Ginsburg has moved the Supreme Court.ANNALS OF MUSIC´´Jazz Hands´´, by Alec Wilkinson: How Jason Moran bends the rules.SHOUTS & MURMURS´´Crafting Projects for Sociopaths´´, by Paul Simms.THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Mad About You´´, by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Stoker and Beyond the Hills. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/130306de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´The States We´re In´´, by Hendrik Hertzberg: California or bust.THE SPORTING SCENE´´The Deepest Dive´´, by Alec Wilkinson: A hundred meters down.PERSONAL HISTORY ´´Laugh, Kookaburra´´, by David Sedaris: A childhood memory in the bush.LETTER FROM CALIFORNIA´´Plugged In´´, by Tad Friend: Is the electric car the future?THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Americans in Paris´´, by David Denby: Reviews of Inglourious Basterds and Julie & Julia. 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/090819de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT ´´Here´´, by Nick Paumgarten: Leaving Times Square. LETTER FROM ALBUQUERQUE ´´Your Son Is Deceased´´, by Rachel Aviv: Albuquerque has one of the highest rates of fatal shootings by police, but no officers have been indicted.PROFILES ´´The Pursuit of Beauty´´, by Alec Wilkinson: One man has solved an unsolvable math problem. BOOKS ´´Such a Stoic´´, by Elizabeth Kolbert: How Seneca became Ancient Rome’s philosopher-fixer. THE CURRENT CINEMA ´´Adventures in Rothland´´, by Anthony Lane: Reviews of The Humbling and Timbuktu. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/150128de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´Economy vs. Environment´´, by David Owen: The ecology of recessions.ANNALS OF HUMAN RIGHTS´´Hellhole´´, by Atul Gawande: Is solitary confinement torture?THE SPORTING SCENE´´What Would Jesus Bet?´´, by Alec Wilkinson: In search of the optimal poker strategy.REFLECTIONS´´Author, Author?´´, by David Sedaris: The big-box big tourTHE CURRENT CINEMA´´Tricksters and Saints ´´, by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Duplicity and Hunger. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/090325de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´Electoral Dissonance´´, by Hendrik Hertzberg: The new order in Washington, D.C. LETTER FROM INDIA´´A Deadly Misdiagnosis´´, by Michael Specter: Is it possible to save the millions of people who die from TB? THE MUSIC SCENE´´Long Time Coming´´, by Alec Wilkinson: Singer Bettye LaVette gets her due. BOOKS´´The Cleopatriad´´, by Judith Thurman: A review of 3 new books about the last queen of Egypt.ON TELEVISION´´Mush!´´, by Nancy Franklin: Sarah Palin takes us for a ride – in TLC’s new reality show. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/101110de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue: COMMENT´´Terrorism in Charleston´´, by Jelani Cobb: Examining the shootings in Charleston. LETTER FROM EUROPE´´The Demolition Man´´, by Jane Kramer: Matteo Renzi is on a mission to remake Italy. ONWARD AND UPWARD WITH THE ARTS´´Rough-and-Tumble´´, by Alec Wilkinson: Elizabeth Streb´s daredevil dances. ON TELEVISION´´To Serve Man´´, by Emily Nussbaum: The savory spectacle of Hannibal. POP MUSIC´´Mr. Popular´´, by Kelefa Sanneh: Sam Hunt´s music is radio-friendly. But is it country? THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Head Trips´´, by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Inside Out and Escobar: Paradise Lost. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/150624de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´Leaks´´, by Amy Davidson: What we still don’t know about the war in Afghanistan.THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Pot 101´´, by Tad Friend: Oakland’s marijuana college.´´Torso´´ by Rebecca Mead: Iggy Pop´s new line of T-shirts. PROFILES´´New York is Killing Me´´, by Alec Wilkinson: The unlikely survival of Gil Scott-Heron. PERSONAL HISTORY´´Standing By´´, by David Sedaris: Fear, loathing, flying.SHOUTS & MURMURS´´Sleeper Camp´´, by Larry Doyle: The humiliation of new mates is a tradition in Cabin Eight. BOOKS´´Chan, the Man´´, by Jill Lepore: On the trail of the honorable detective.THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Menfolk´´, by Anthony Lane: A review of Get Low and Life During Wartime. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/100804de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.