September 2010

In This Issue

How Israel is getting ready to bomb Iran, the rise of prisons without walls, Chistopher Hitchens on anti-Semitism's universal threat, and more

Features

The News Merchant

TV news is driven, more and more, by the latest scoops on JonBenet, Caylee, and Natalee. The inside story of how tabloid-TV stories are made, bought, and paid for—and the man who's often behind it all.

Fredrik Broden

Prison Without Walls

With prisons stretched to the breaking point, some cities are trying a radical new idea: letting convicts roam free, under constant electronic surveillance.

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Dispatches

Books

  • Steve Pyke/Getty Images

    Killing Her Softly

    A measured, sympathetic—and ultimately damning— portrait of the 20th century’s most wickedly funny novelist

  • Julius Shulman, reprinted from Architecture of the Sun by Thomas S. Hines, Rizzoli

    Cover to Cover

    Los Angeles modernism revisited; Alan Bennett's new memoir; the pain of fish; the final word on the Final Solution; and more

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