"Mad and Madder", by Nicholas Lemann: What anger doesn't solve.
THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"Balancing Banks", by James Surowiecki: The aims of the Geithner plan.
LETTER FROM CALIFORNIA
"Cash for Keys", by Tad Friend: A one-man foreclosure bonanza.
ANNALS OF NATIONAL SECURITY
"Syria Calling", by Seymour Hersh: Can Washington broker new negotiations?
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Shuttle Diplomacy", by Mike Peed: The U.N. hosts a panel on Battlestar Galactica.
"Birds, Bees, Fish", by Ben McGrath: Isabella Rossellini and animal sex.
"The Longest Run", by Sasha Frere-Jones: U2's No Line on the Horizon.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Changing Places", by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Monsters vs. Aliens and Shall We Kiss?
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.