The New Yorker, Volume LXXXVII, No. 119, July 4, 2011 (Cover)”Oh, Say, Can You See”

The New Yorker, Volume LXXXVII, No. 119, July 4, 2011 (Cover)”Oh, Say, Can You See”

COMMENT

Endgame
Saying goodbye to Afghanistan.
by Dexter Filkins

THE TALK OF THE TOWN

Bubba Buffa
“Billy Blythe,” a folk opera about the young Bill Clinton.
by Kyle Brazzel

Earnest
A scholar finds literary inspiration in the Facebook note.
by Rebecca Mead

Project Neon
Documenting New York’s disappearing commercial art.
by Raffi Khatchadourian

A Little Bit Famous
René Ricard and his paintings on display in Chelsea.
by Ariel Levy

THE SPORTING SCENE

Super Sam
A late bloomer’s moment of glory.
by Ben McGrath
Primary Sources: The “crash-test dummy with a death wish” in action.

LETTER FROM LUTON

England, Their England
Immigration and resurgent nationalism.
by Lauren Collins

SHOUTS & MURMURS

Fore!
by Larry David

TRUE ROMANCE DEPT.

Looking for Someone
Inside the world of online dating.
by Nick Paumgarten
SKETCHBOOK
“I Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On”
by Maira Kalman

PROFILES

The Han Dynasty
The voice of China’s disaffected generation.
by Evan Osnos

FICTION

“Homage to Hemingway”
by Julian Barnes

DANCING

The Royal Danish Ballet, past and present.
by Joan Acocella

A CRITIC AT LARGE

The fiction of László Krasznahorkai.
by James Wood

BOOKS

Briefly Noted: “Conscience”; “The Man in the Gray Flannel Skirt”; “The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine”; “Daughters of the Revolution.”

THE CURRENT CINEMA

“Bad Teacher,” “Terri,” and “The Names of Love.”
by Anthony Lane

POEMS

“No Ideas but in Things”
by Jessica Greenbaum

“The Circus Watcher”
by Mary Jo Bang

Who should have won a Tony.
by Hilton Als

The Feelies onstage at Maxwell’s, in Hoboken.
by Ben Greenman

DANCE NOTES

Swan’s Ways
by Joan Acocella

TABLES FOR TWO

Fishtag
by Mike Peed

GOINGS ON ABOUT TOWN

The Theatre
Night Life
Art
Dance
Classical Music
Movies
Readings and Talks
Above and Beyond
Horizon

THE MAIL

Susan Stefan; Katherine R. Carlson; Emily Wheeler

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