In this issue:
"Zero Grounds", by Hendrik Hertzberg: The Ground Zero Mosque.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Down the Aisle", by Dana Goodyear: The wedding industry cheers the gay-marriage ruling.
LETTER FROM TEHRAN
"After the Crackdown", by Jon Lee Anderson: Talking to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad - and the opposition - about Iran today.
SHOUTS & MURMURS
"Who Is Alex Trebek", by Simon Rich.
THE ANNALS OF GASTRONOMY
"The Truffle Kid", by Dana Goodyear: Supplying fine food in a town where money is no object.
"Old Mortality", by Nancy Franklin: A review of the new Showtime series The Big C starring Laura Linney.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.