In this issue:
"Perceived Threats", by Jelani Cobb: Trayvon Martin and the N.R.A.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Kayaktivist", by Nick Paumgarten: A battle over ferry noises in Battery Park City.
THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"E.Book vs. P.Book", by James Surowiecki: The demise of Nook and the future of Barnes & Noble.
ANNALS OF MEDICINE
"Slow Ideas", by Atul Gawande: Why innovations don’t always catch on.
A CRITIC AT LARGE
"Othello’s Daughter", by Alex Ross: A forgotten American stage family.
THE ART WORLD
"House Philosopher", by Peter Schjeldahl: Thomas Hirschhorn’s Gramsci Monument.
"Summerstage", by Sasha Frere-Jones: The European festival circuit.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Timely Projects", by David Denby: Reviews of Fruitvale Station and Blue Jasmine.