"Name Calling" by George Packer: The Bush Administration rebrands the war on terror.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Let's Go: Libel" by Jeffrey Toobin: The British courts offer easy pickings for libel complaints.
ANNALS OF POLITICS
"Minority Retort" by Elsa Walsh: How Harry Reid - a pro-gun, anti-abortion Nevadan - leads the Senate's Democrats.
SHOUTS & MURMURS
"What I'd Say to the Martians" by Jack Handey: A captive Earthling vents.
ANNALS OF COMMUNICATIONS
"The Dawn Patrol" by Ken Auletta: Katie, Matt, Diane and Charlie battle it out in the morning TV wars.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Loners" by David Denby: Reviews of Broken Flowers, starring Bill Murray and Werner Herzog's new documentary, Grizzly Man.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.