In this issue: COMMENT "The Party Crashers", by Steve Coll: The Tea Party’s revenge. DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE "Fire-Eaters", by Lauren Collins: Searching for the hottest chili pepper. A REPOTER AT LARGE "Beastly Appetites", by Dana Goodyear: The animals we love too much to eat. A CRITIC AT LARGE "Closer Than That", by Adam Gopnik: New perspectives on J.F.K.’s assassination. THE CURRENT CINEMA "Getting Serious", by David Denby: A review of Dallas Buyers Club.