In this issue:
THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"Middle-Class Militants", by James Surowiecki: Brazil’s revolt in the midst of relative prosperity.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Go-Between", by Patrick Radden Keefe: The Washington premiere of White House Down.
"The Prodigal Daughter", by Jill Lepore: Women’s lives, women’s letters.
LETTER FROM DHARAMSALA
"Aflame", by Jeffrey Bartholet: Tibet’s immolation protests.
ANNALS OF TECHNOLOGY
"A Fourth State of Matter", by Nicholson Baker: South Korea’s LCD revolution.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"In Transit", by Anthony Lane: Reviews of The Way, Way Back and I’m So Excited!