In this issue:
THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"Deadbeat Governments", by James Surowiecki: When cities and states shortchange their pension funds.
"Who am I to Judge?", by James Carroll: The new Pope’s remarkable year.
LETTER FROM RIYADH
"Shopgirls", by Katherine Zoepf: Saudi women enter the workplace.
"Utter Rot", by Emily Nussbaum: The disappointment of The Walking Dead.
"Only Make Believe", by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Her, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, and Saving Mr. Banks.
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