In this issue: COMMENT "The Big Heat", by Elizabeth Kolbert: Why this summer’s heat wave is different. THE TALK OF THE TOWN "Tag Team", by Alec Wilkinson: A conversation with Charlie Watts, the drummer for the Rolling Stones. DEPT. OF LINGUISTICS "Words on Trial", by Jack Hitt: Can linguists solve crimes that stump the police? PERSONAL HISTORY "A Reporter at Odds", by Jane Kramer: Leaving the notebook at home. BOOKS "Once Upon a Time", by Joan Acocella: The lure of the fairy tale. THE CURRENT CINEMA "Going South", by David Denby: Reviews of Beasts of the Southern Wild and Savages.