In this issue: COMMENT "Euro Science", by John Lanchester: Can a currency crisis break up the E.U.? THE FINANCIAL PAGE "A Waste of Energy?", by James Surowiecki: Why the Obama administration was right to invest in Solyndra. LETTER FROM TORONTO "The Golden Age", by Calvin Trillin: A big fight in the jewelry business. A REPORTER AT LARGE "State for Sale", by Jane Mayer: Art Pope’s conquest of North Carolina. STICKY FINGERS "Free Everything", by Miranda July. "To Catch a Beat", by Jonathan Lethem. THE CURRENT CINEMA "Primary Suspect", by Anthony Lane: A review of The Ides of March.