In this issue:
"Across the Divide" by Jelani Cobb: Police and Violence.
THE POLITICAL SCENE
"Trump's Boswell Speaks" by Jane Mayer: The ghostwriter of The Art of the Deal says that Trump is unfit to lead.
"Captain of Her Soul" by Rachel Aviv: The philosopher Martha Nussbaum's emotions.
"Counting Sheeple" by Emily Nussbaum: Political paranoia on Mr. Robot and BrainDead.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Funny Women" by Anthony Lane: Ghostbusters and Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.