New Yorker June 25, 2012

6  GOINGS ON  ABOUT TOWN
23  THE TALK OF THE TOWN
Adam Gopnik on the Olympic spirit; Boris johnson; opium; art for medics.

Ezra Klein    30   THE POLITICAL SCENE
Unpopular Mandate: When politicians change their minds.
Paul Simms    34  SHOUTS & MURMURS
Adversity Basketball
Ken Auletta    36  ANNALS  OF COMMUNICATIONS
Paper Trail: Apple,Amazon, e-books, and an antitrust suit.
Tad Friend    42  LETTER. FROM HOLLYWOOD
Funny Is Money: The business of being Ben Stiller.
Shani Boianjiu    58  FICTION
“Means of Suppressing Demonstrations”
THE CRITICS
BOOKS
James Wood       66   Sheila Heti’s ”How Should a Person Be?”
69   Briefly Noted
Jill Lepore       70  Barack Obama’s family history.
Sasha Frere-fones  75  POP MUSIC
Albums from Norah Jones and Fiona Apple.
Peter Schjeldahl 78  THE ART WORLD
A George Bellows retrospective.
Emily Nussbaum   80   ON TELEVISION
“The Newsroom

POEMS
W  S. Merwin     52   “Lear’s Wife”
Linda Pastan    62   “Fireflies”

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