Michael Cera Happy to Be Mocked, and Other Culture Highlights From This Week’s New York


In this week's magazine, Logan Hill chats with Youth in Revolt's Michael Cera. K. Leander Williams profiles Young Jean Lee, the playwright behind the new King Lear–less King Lear. David Edelstein reviews Sherlock Holmes and White Ribbon. Jada Yuan spends 108 minutes with Crazy Heart's Maggie Gyllenhaal, and raps with Ivan and Jason Reitman. Fred Kaplan interviews Sam Stephenson about his book on photographer W. Eugene Smith. Adam Sternbergh evinces the hidden Jersey ShoreThe Sing-Off connection. Jerry Saltz wonders if Gabriel Orozco's weirdness hasn't devolved into shtick. And Justin Davidson big-ups Katie Mitchell, expert melder of classic poetry and music.