In this issue: COMMENT "Telling the Story", by Amy Davidson: A journalist's trial in Iran. THE TALK OF THE TOWN "Yours Truly", by Rebecca Mead: On the auction of letters by the author of To Kill a Mockingbird. A CRITIC AT LARGE "Go Ask Alice", by Anthony Lane: What really went on in Wonderland. FICTION "Escape from New York", by Zadie Smith. "The Prospectors", by Karen Russell. ON TELEVISION "Where the Boys Are", by Emily Nussbaum: The gay fantasia of Cucumber and Banana. THE CURRENT CINEMA "Crackups", by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Love & Mercy and San Andreas.