In this issue:
"Bad Choices" by Amy Davidson: Brussels and the G.O.P.
OUR FOOTLOOSE CORRESPONDENTS
"Come to the Fair" by Lauren Collins: The food-and-booze fest that is France's national agricultural exhibition.
ANNALS OF ALCOHOL
"Mezcal Sunrise" by Dana Goodyear: Searching for the ultimate artisanal distillate.
A CRITIC AT LARGE
"Soul Survivor" by David Remnick: The revival and hidden treasure of Aretha Franklin.
"Blast Radius" by Alexandra Schwartz: A novel of terror and its aftermath.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Duels and Rules" by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Batman v Superman and Francofonia.
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