Adam Sternbergh interviews Ed Helms, television’s best douche. David Edelstein reviews Hounddog and The Duchess. Sara Cardace raps with Ghost Town star Ricky Gervais. Jerry Saltz reviews the New Museum’s After Nature. Carla Blumenkranz talks to political performance artist Mark Tribe. John Leonard reviews Fringe and True Blood. David Callicott rocks out with Jonathan Lethem. Justin Davidson takes a look at two ridiculous upcoming New York skyscrapers. Also, is book publishing over? Yes, says Boris Kachka.