THE NEW YORKER Vol May 2012

4  GOINGS ON  ABOUT TOWN
17   THE TALK OF  THE TOWN
Adam Gopnik on French follies; NFL. picks;
multiple-choice foble.

David Kushner        24  ANNALS  OF TECHNOLOGY
Machine Politics
The start of the Sony hacker wars.
Patricia Marx         31  SHOUTS & MUI\MUI\S
Retraction
Peter Schjeldahl    32  A CRITIC AT LARGE
Allis Fairs
The shows art collectors can’t resist.
Ariel Levy            38  THE SPORTING  SCENE
A Ring of One’s Own
A teen-age Olympic boxing hopeful
Laura Secor        48  LETTER FROM TEHRAN
Election, Monitored
A report from the crackdown.

Louise Erdrich        60  FICTION
“Nero”

THE CRITICS
Emily Nussbaum         68  ON TELEVISION
“Game of Thrones.”

BOOKS
James Wood            71 Hilary Mantel’s Tudor novels.
Thomas Mallon        75 John Irving’s “In One Person.”

Hilton Als        78  THE THEATRE
“Nice Work If You Can Get It,”
“The Columnist,”
“A Streetcar Named  Desire.”

David Denby        80 THE CURRENT CINEMA
“The Five-Year Engagement,”
“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.”
POEMS
Ellen Bryant Voigt     34   “Chameleon”
Peter Robinson         44  “Another Twilight”
Yusef Komunyakaa    62   “Interrogation”
77  Briefly Noted

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