"International Inaction" by George Packer: What's keeping the United Nations from intervening in Darfur.
THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"Zip It" by James Surowiecki: Why Hewlett-Packard's board had to spy.
DEPARTMENT OF AMPLIFICATION
"Tall for Its Age" by Richard Preston: Getting to the top of the world's tallest tree.
SHOUTS & MURMURS
"Thin Enough" by Ian Frazier: A man overcorrects for middle-age spread.
"Landfill" by Joyce Carol Oates: A frat boy dies mysteriously after a night of drinking.
"Westward Ho!" by Jill Lepore: Revisiting Kit Carson - the man, the myth, and the dime-novel hero.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Battle Royal" by Anthony Lane: Stephen Frears's The Queen.
After you read Jill Lepore's review, listen to Blood and Thunder: An Epic of the American West by Hampton Sides.
Or, if you enjoy this issue's fiction story, "Landfill," listen to more from Joyce Carol Oates.
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