In this issue: COMMENT "Pride and Prejudice", by Margaret Talbot: Recent hostilities toward gays. THE TALK OF THE TOWN "Mad Men", by Ben McGrath: Awkward misappropriations of popular culture in politics. "A Way Out", by Adam Gopnik: Chilean miner madness grips New York. U.K. JOURNAL "All Together Now!", by Lauren Collins: What is the Big Society? A REPORTER AT LARGE "A Fish Out of Water", by Ian Frazier: The Asian carp's infiltration of American waterways. FICTION "The Tree Line, Kansas, 1934", by David Means. THE THEATRE "Watching the Detectives", by Nancy Franklin: A review of ABC’s new police procedural Detroit 1-8-7.