In this issue:
"Up in the Air", by Elizabeth Kolbert: Climate-change denial.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Free Betty Crocker!", by Mike Peed: The Department of Education's ban on certain snack foods.
LETTER FROM GUINEA
"Downfall", by Jon Lee Anderson: The end of a West African dictatorship.
THE SPORTING SCENE
"The Rainy Season", by Ben McGrath: New sounds at spring training.
SHOUTS & MURMURS
"Geoff Sarkin Is Using Twitter!", by Mike Sacks and Scott Rothman: A man tweets throughout his wedding ceremony and honeymoon night.
"After the Flood", by Nancy Franklin: The creator of The Wire in New Orleans.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Out of Reach", by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Clash of the Titans and Everyone Else.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.