New Yorker May 21, 2012

6  GOINGS ON  ABOUT TOWN
19 THE TALK  OF  THE TOWN
Margaret Talbot on Obama’s proposal, NY1’s go-to man;  rabble-rousers on show.

Peter Hessler    24 PERSONAL HISTORY
Identity Parade: Standing in for the suspects.
Ian Frazier    29 SHOUTS & MURMURS
Cranial Fracking
Alec Wilkinson    30 ONWARD AND UPWARD WITH THE ARTS
Stage Secret: A great tragic actor considers clowning.
Jeffrey Toobin    36 ANNALS  OF LAW
Money Unlimited: The Chief Justice and Citizens  United.
Xan Rice    48 LETTER FROM KENYA
Finish Line: The death if a marathon man.
Vince Aletti     52 SHOWCASE BY RICHARD AVEDON
“Allen Ginsberg’s Family”
Mariana Cook    58 POSTSCRIPT
Wild Things: Maurice Sendak, at home.
Maile Meloy    60 FICTION
“The Proxy Marriage”

THE CRITICS
Emily Nussbaum    68 ON TELEVISION
“Scandal” and the diversity debate.
BOOKS
Lorrie Moore     71 Richard Ford’s “Canada.”
James Wood    74 Laurent Binet’s “HHhH”
77 Briefly Noted
Hilton Als     78 THE THEATRE
“The Iceman Cometh.”
Anthony Lane    80 THE CURRENT CINEMA
“Dark Shadows,” ”Hysteria.”

POEMS
T. R. Hummer     27 “Shackleton’s Biscuit”
Franz Wright    55 “Medicine Cabinet”

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