In this week’s issue of New York, Emily Nussbaum tries to care about Madonna again. Sam Anderson reviews William T. Vollmann’s massive Imperial. Boris Kachka talks to Patrick Radden Keefe about his new book, The Snakehead, then visits the story’s key locations. Emma Rosenblum chats with Jennifer Westfeldt and Jonah Hill. David Edelstein reviews Funny People. Adam Sternbergh wonders if John Cazale might’ve been the greatest actor of his generation. Jenni Avins takes a look at Os Gemeos’s new mural.