In this issue:
"Two Ships", by Adam Gopnik: Toward the new year with trepidation.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"For the Birds", by Rebecca Mead: A high-school chicken club.
A REPOTER AT LARGE
"A Mission Gone Wrong", by Mattathias Schwartz: Fighting the drug war in Honduras.
ONWARDS AND UPWARDS WITH THE ARTS
"The Impossible Body", by Jonah Weiner: Storyboard P’s street dance.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Home Truths", by David Denby: Reviews of August: Osage County, The Invisible Woman, and Lone Survivor.
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