In this issue: COMMENT "Burning Love", by Elizabeth Kolbert: Hydrocarbons, fracking, and us. THE TALK OF THE TOWN "Sound of Silence", by Tad Friend: The making of The Artist. THE FINANCIAL PAGE "An Avoidable Crisis", by James Surowiecki: Europe's catastrophic stubbornness. OUR LOCAL CORRESPONDENTS "All the Angry People", by George Packer: A man out of work finds community at Occupy Wall Street. PROFILES "The Materialist", by Calvin Tomkins: Artist Carl Andre's eminent obscurity. THE CURRENT CINEMA "Hot and Bothered", by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Shame and Sleeping Beauty.