In this issue: COMMENT "Torture and the Truth", by Jane Mayer: The C.I.A torture report. THE TALK OF THE TOWN "# Activism", by Reeves Wiedeman: The Harry Potter Alliance is joining the fight for an increased minimum wage. MEDICAL DISPATCH "Can AIDS Be Cured?", by Jerome Groopman: Researchers are getting closer to outwitting a killer. ANNALS OF EXTERMINATION "The Big Kill", by Elizabeth Kolbert: New Zealand’s crusade to rid itself of mammals. ANNALS OF INNOVATION "Material Question", by John Colapinto: Graphene may be the most remarkable substance ever discovered. But what’s it for? THE CURRENT CINEMA "No Laughing Matters", by David Denby: Reviews of Selma and American Sniper.