"Read It and Weep" by Adam Gopnik: What we can learn from Pres. Bush's vacation reading list.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Tear, Slap, Clack" by Susan Sheehan: The intricacies of NetFlix's DVD delivery system.
DEPT. OF HUMAN RESOURCES
"The Risk Pool" by Malcolm Gladwell: What's behind Ireland's economic miracle and G.M.'s financial crisis?
ANNALS OF MATHEMATICS
"Manifold Destiny" by Sylvia Nasar and David Gruber: A legendary problem and the battle over who solved it.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Borderlines" by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Factotum, starring Matt Dillon, and the documentary This Film Is Not Yet Rated.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.