In today's monoculture, are the individual states still distinguishable from one another? The WPA-inspired State By State: A Panoramic Portrait of America
includes essays by Jonathan Franzen
on New York and Rick Moody
on Connecticut. They’re joined by the book’s editor Sean Wilsey
to talk about updating the Depression-era project, and location, location, location. Plus, the latest on Zimbabwe; and how to interrogate a terrorist.