In this issue: COMMENT "Crimes and Commissions", by Jelani Cobb: African-Americans are hemmed in between the dangers of crime and the perils of policing. LETTER FROM GAZIANTEP "The Vortex", by Robin Wright: A Turkish city has become America's gateway to the Middle East's most complicated war in a hundred years. A REPORTER AT LARGE "The Ride of Their Lives", by Burkhard Bilger: Children are preparing for the world's most dangerous organized sport. BOOKS "Fly Away", by James Wood: Triangles and treachery in Samantha Harvey's new novel. THE CURRENT CINEMA "The Outsiders", by David Denby: Reviews of Wild and Mr. Turner.