Filmmaker Jesse Moss examines the Albuquerque Police Department that has killed 28 civilians since 2010. Also: an interview with Kenny Burck, father of Times Square street performer known as the Naked Cowboy; a report on a video game created by Alaska's Inuit tribe; a peek inside a New Yorker ideas meeting; a glimpse at what it's like to be blind in New York City.
Filmmakers Chapman Way and Maclain Way tell the tale of master burglar Blane Nordahl; writer Nick Paumgarten explains why life as we know it depends on elevators. Also: a profile of underground artist Tom of Finland; a visit to a hat shop in Harlem; a look at a projection booth of a repertory movie theater.
Filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman profile preacher Rob Bell. Also: an interview with puppeteer Basil Twist; a visit to a tattoo parlor; Charles Grodin and John Turturro play a therapist and a patient who wants to end therapy.
Filmmaker Dawn Porter follows a dedicated nurse working with some of the poorest families in America; singer Courtney Barnett presents her photography show at a Manhattan gallery; architect Craig Dykers redesigns Times Square. Also: a look at New Yorker's cartoon caption contest; a visit to a rehearsal session for the Brooklyn Bhangra band Red Baraat.
Short story adaptation: an ordinary woman meets a movie star during an airplane flight. Also: Lawrence Weschler explores the unique light of Los Angeles; Adam Gopnik examines mass incarceration in the U.S. A visit to a rehearsal for the Noche Flamenca dance ensemble; and a trip to an East River embankment where a man practices the ancient art of qigong.
Documentaries, poems, films and interviews based on content from The New Yorker. In the opener: a short film with Alan Cumming; a poem by Matthew Dickman; a documentary from Jonathan Demme about biologist Tyrone Hayes; an interview with performance artist Marina Abramovic.