Our new issue (subscribe!) is full of strong articles, but let me strongly recommend that you start with this one: my colleague Don Peck's cover-story explanation of why the economic, emotional, sociological, and political effects of the ongoing recession/depression are likely to be with us for decades to come. This is not a feel-good article, to put it mildly; but it is lucid, convincing, systematic, and different in its emphases from what I (at least) have seen anyplace else. There is a lot more in the issue, but please start with this.
A panel of storytellers share their favorite tales, from the Bible to Charlotte's Web.