In this issue:
"Burning Love", by Elizabeth Kolbert: Hydrocarbons, fracking, and us.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Sound of Silence", by Tad Friend: The making of The Artist.
THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"An Avoidable Crisis", by James Surowiecki: Europe's catastrophic stubbornness.
OUR LOCAL CORRESPONDENTS
"All the Angry People", by George Packer: A man out of work finds community at Occupy Wall Street.
"The Materialist", by Calvin Tomkins: Artist Carl Andre's eminent obscurity.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Hot and Bothered", by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Shame and Sleeping Beauty.