In this issue:
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Ike's Speech", by Jim Newton: New drafts of Eisenhower's specch.
"SantaLeaks", by Ben Greenman: Secret cables from the North Pole.
LETTER FROM CAMEROON
"The Doomsday Strain", by Michael Spectre: Virus hunting in Central Africa.
"Master of Play", by Nick Paumgarten: The imaginative force behind Nintendo.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.