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AUGUST 26, 2013
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THE NEW YORKER DIGITAL
 
COVER: “THE ETERNAL SUMMER,” BY ERIC DROOKER
FEATURES
THE POLITICAL SCENE
AFTER BLOOMBERG
BY KEN AULETTA
The Mayor discusses his tenure.
AMERICAN CHRONICLES
THE GIVEAWAY
BY ALEC WILKINSON
A mysterious man donates a lot of art.
PERSONAL HISTORY
WHAT’S WRONG WITH ME?
BY MEGHAN O’ROURKE
Living with an autoimmune disease.
LETTER FROM JORDAN
CITY OF THE LOST
BY DAVID REMNICK
Refugees from the Syrian terror.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
COMMENT
DAYS OF RAGE
BY DAVID REMNICK
The Cairo crackdown.
NATURAL RESOURCES DEPT.
HALL OF SHAME
BY BEN MCGRATH
A museum for Albany corruption.
LONDON POSTCARD
TOP OF THE SHARD
BY IAN PARKER
Richard Rogers on Britain’s buildings.
FIELD STUDIES
BY THE NUMBERS
BY IAN FRAZIER
Urban agriculture in New York City.
THE FINANCIAL PAGE
CLAWBACK
BY JAMES SUROWIECKI
Why is lobster suddenly so cheap?
GOINGS ON
ABOUT TOWN
THEATRE | ART | NIGHT LIFE | DANCE
CLASSICAL MUSIC | MOVIES | READINGS AND TALKS
ABOVE AND BEYOND
 
RUSSELL PLATT: “BASICALLY BULL” AND “THE JULIUS EASTMAN MEMORY DEPOT”
SHAUNA LYON EATS AT THE ELM
BEN GREENMAN: DAN BERN, AT CITY WINERY
RICHARD BRODY: CRITERION’S “EARLY FASSBINDER” SET
HILTON ALS: LIGHT INDUSTRY, IN GREENPOINT
THE CRITICS
MUSICAL EVENTS
WAGNER SUMMER
BY ALEX ROSS
New stagings in Bayreuth and Salzburg.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
SOCIAL HISTORY
BY DAVID DENBY
“The Butler,” “Lovelace.”
BOOKS
THE RELUCTANT STAR
BY DAVID DENBY
“Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversations.”
POP MUSIC
THE PEARL
BY SASHA FRERE-JONES
Earl Sweatshirt’s “Doris.”
BRIEFLY NOTED
“TAIPEI”
 
“MY FATHERS’ GHOST IS CLIMBING IN THE RAIN”
 
“WILD ONES”
 
“BOUGH DOWN”
FICTION & POETRY
FICTION
“VICTORY”
BY YU HUA
 
 
 
 
“GRAVY FOR THE PRISONERS,” BY JOHN ASHBERY
 
“LOLA’S SECRET POTION,” BY LINDA KUNHARDT
SHOUTS & MURMURS
THE TRIBAL RITE OF THE STROMBERGS
BY SIMON RICH
CARTOONS
DRAWINGS: David Sipress, Edward Steed, Drew Dernavich, J. C. Duffy, Michael Maslin, Edward Koren, Robert Mankoff, Barbara Smaller, Charlie Hankin, Zachary Kanin, Charles Barsotti, Tom Toro, Roz Chast
THE MAIL
RICHARD M. PERLOFF
MATTHEW KRAMER
RENÉE M. BETANCOURT, M.D.
JOE ARMSTRONG
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THE COMPLETE ARCHIVE, 1925-2013
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