"Deluded" by Steve Coll: The new version of events leading to the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"The S.A.T.'s Watchdog" by David Owen: Defending the most famous standardized test.
THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"Printing Money" by James Surowiecki: Why newspapers aren't such a losing business after all.
SHOUTS & MURMURS
"My Billy" by Paul Rudnick: A father embraces his dandelion child.
"Citizen Penn" by John Lahr: The many missions of Sean Penn.
"On Top" by Sasha Frere-Jones: Mariah Carey's record-breaking career.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Tobacco and Drugs" by David Denby: The new satire, Thank You for Smoking and the high-school who-dunnit, Brick.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.