"Consumption" by Hendrik Hertzberg: The drawbacks of the Bush administration's new health care plan.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
ANNALS OF RELIGION
"A Church Asunder" by Peter J. Boyle: The Episcopal tradition confronts a revolt.
"Jesus Laughed" by Adam Gopnik: In The Gospel of Judas the renegade is redeemed.
"Masquerade" by John Lahr: Sandra Bernhard's Everything Bad & Beautiful and Tryst.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Exposed" by David Denby: The new bio-pic about one of the best known pin-up queens, The Notorious Bettie Page and Nicole Holofcener's, Friends with Money.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.