In this issue:
"Safer Streets", by Amy Davidson: Why are the police treating so many people like criminals?
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Follow the Leader", by Michael Schulman: Russell Brand's retelling of a German legend.
ANNALS OF INNOVATION
"Blood, Simpler", by Ken Auletta: One woman's drive to upend medical testing.
LETTER FROM CALIFORNIA
"Hollywood and Vine", by Tad Friend: Are the videos on YouTube and Vine the future?
A CRITIC AT LARGE
"Let It Go", by Joan Acocella: A history of hoarding.
"Small Differences", by Emily Nussbaum: A review of the Showtime series The Affair.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Swinging Seventies", by Anthony Lane: A review of Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice.
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