The New Yorker Vol 88 No 9 April 2012

8  GOINGS ON ABOUT TOWN
39  THE TALK OF THE TOWN
Margaret Talbot on girls and “Girls’
James Surowiecki on medical tourism.

Patricia Marx     50 DEPT. OF TRAVEL
You’re Welcome:   The couch-surfing fraternity.
Julia Ioffe     56 ANNALS  OF GASTRONOMY
The Borscht Belt:  On the hunt for traditional Russian cuisine.
Daniel Mendelsohn    64   POPULAR CHRONICLES
Unsinkable:    The Titanic as myth.
Basharat Peer    74 A REPORTER AT LARGE
Modem Mecca:  The hajj meets a boom in development.
Bruce Davidson    82   SHOWCASE
Santa Monica.
Lauren Collins    88  LETTER FROM POREC
The British Invasion A Croatian resort prepares for partyers.
Colum McCann     94  FICTION
“Transatlantic”
THE CRITICS
Alex Ross    104  MUSICAL EVENTS
Celebrating maverick American composers.
Hilton Als     107  THE THEATRE
“Hit the Wall,” ”End of the Rainbow,”)’We
Are Proud to Present …,” “The Best Man.”
BOOKS
109  Briely Noted
Nathan Heller    110   How to be alone.
Sasha Frere-fones     114    POP MUSIC
Spiritualized’s “Sweet Heart Sweet Light.”
David Denby    116   THE CURRENT CINEMA
”Footnote,” “Monsieur Lazhar.”

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