In this issue:
br>"Bad Choices", by Hendrik Hertzberg: The United States in Afghanistan.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
br>"Getting In", by Ian Parker: The fine art of party crashing.
DEPT. OF MEDICINE
br>"Testing, Testing", by Atul Gawande: The health-care reform bill.
ANNALS OF LAW
br>"The Celebrity Defense", by Jeffrey Toobin: Sex, fame, and the case of Roman Polanski..
THE CURRENT CINEMA
br>"Love Hurts", by David Denby: Reviews of The Last Station, Crazy Heart, Brothers, and The Lovely Bones.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.