Letterman vs. Mini-Letterman, and Other Culture Highlights From This Week’s New York


In this week's issue of New York, Sam Anderson wonders how the Tonight Show handoff will affect Letterman. Rebecca Milzoff talks to the photogenic Brooklyn Youth Chorus. Emily Nussbaum reviews Edie Falco's new Nurse Jackie. Kera Bolonik interviews Weeds' Hunter Parrish. Brian Raftery talks to Best Week Ever's Doug Benson and Paul F. Tompkins about the pop-culture detritus they'll miss while on summer vacation. David Edelstein reviews Away We Go, Séraphine, and Drag Me to Hell. Logan Hill raps with The Hangover's Zach Galifianakis. Justin Davidson looks back on clarinetist Stanley Drucker's 60-year run with the New York Philharmonic. What's wrong with Broadway? Jesse Green says "emphasitis: the enervating result of a synesthetic assault on the audience’s attention by talented people overdoing everything."