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Publisher's Summary

In this issue:
COMMENT
"Last Battles", by Jelani Cobb: The confederacy's final retreat.
ANNALS OF JUSTICE
"Revenge Killing", by Rachel Aviv: Race and the death penalty in a Louisiana parish.
LETTER FROM CALIFORNIA
"The Higher Life", by Lizzie Widdicombe: A mindfulness guru for the tech set.
A CRITIC AT LARGE
"June, Moon, Tune", by Adam Gopnik: What is this thing called love?
BOOKS
"The System", by Laura Miller: A sprawling novel about the war on drugs.
ON TELEVISION
"Doll Parts", by Emily Nussbaum: UnREAL deconstructs The Bachelor.
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