In this issue:
"Unforeseen" by Jill Lepore: Trying to predict the future.
"Winning" by Patrick Radden Keefe: How Mark Burnett, the king of reality television, helped turn a floundering D-lister into President Trump.
LIFE AND LETTERS
"Post and Riposte" by Lauren Collins: Sally Rooney's novels of love and late capitalism.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Togetherness" by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Stan & Ollie and Destroyer.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.