"Sparring Partners", by Hendrik Hertzberg: The Democratic presidential contest that is Obama v. Clinton.
TALK OF THE TOWN
"Deathly Numbers", by Roger Angell: On Barry Bonds' home-run record.
THE POLITICAL SCENE
"Mayberry Man", by Peter J. Boyer: Why the heartland likes Rudy Giuliani.
SHOUTS & MURMURS
"My Near-Death Experience", by Paul Simms: An inadvertent review of a life.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Teen Dreams", by David Denby: Reviews of the films Superbad and Delirious.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.