"Mired" by Hendrik Hertzberg: Evolution vs. creationism vs. intelligent design.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"The Pre-Season Kid" by Ben McGrath: A 19-year-old from Boise becomes an expert on pro football - without ever attending a game.
THE POLITICAL SCENE
"Lone Star" by Dan Halpern: Singer/author Kinky Friedman runs for governor of Texas. Seriously.
A REPORTER AT LARGE
"The Big Tent" by Peter J. Boyer: The missions of Billy and Franklin Graham.
"Overdrive" by Sasha Frere-Jones: Kanye West's high-octane ego.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Mad About the Boy" by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Asylum and 2046.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.