In this issue: COMMENT "Schoolwork", by Nicholas Lemann: The real problem with higher education. THE TALK OF THE TOWN "The Laughing Man", by Jim Windolf: Robert Plant plays the rock star. ANNALS OF LAW "Without a Paddle", by Jeffrey Toobin: Can Justice Breyer save the Obama agenda? LETTER FROM MOSCOW "Garage Mechanics", by Julia Ioffe: Can an oligarch's girlfriend kick-start a contemporary-arts scene in Moscow? ONWARD AND UPWARD WITH THE ARTS "Adaptation", by Rebecca Mead: A theatre company is putting every word of The Great Gatsby onstage. THE CURRENT CINEMA "English Tests", by David Denby: Reviews of You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger and Never Let Me Go.