In this week’s issue: Evan Osnos makes a series of visits to Japan to assess the aftermath of last March’s earthquake and tsunami; Tad Friend profiles Andrew Stanton, the director of Pixar’s “Finding Nemo” and “Wall-E”; Michael Specter travels to Portugal—a country that, in 2001, was the first to pass a law that fully decriminalized personal drug use—and looks at the effects the law has had; Nicholson Baker and James Surowiecki on Steve Jobs; and more.

For more on Steve Jobs, read Ken Auletta, John Cassidy, Jonah Lehrer, Meghan O’Rourke, and other New Yorker contributors.