In this issue:
"Coming Storms" by Elizabeth Kolbert: In the leadup to the historic flood, Texas Republicans abetted Trump's climate-change delusions.
LETTER FROM MOGADISHU
"Out of Bounds" by Alexis Okeowo: The fight over women's basketball in Somalia.
A REPORTER AT LARGE
"A Muslim Cop's Trial" by Rachel Aviv: Bobby Hadid joined the N.Y.P.D. after 9/11, to protect his new country. But when he questioned the force's tactics, his life began to erode.
"After the Flood" by Vinson Cunningham: Jesmyn Ward's haunted novel of the Gulf Coast.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Inquiring Minds" by Anthony Lane: Reviews of The Unknown Girl and The Limehouse Golem.
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