THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Brown Baggers", by Lauren Collins: Brown-bagging on Fifth Avenue.
"Retrial", by Lizzie Widdicomb: Shakespeare's Shylock gets an appeal.
LETTER FROM JAPAN
"I [heart] Novels", by Dana Goodyear: Cellular-age literature.
"Another Manhattan", by Donald Antrim
"Intimate Persuasion", by Nancy Franklin: Talk shows from Elvis Costello and William Shatner.
"Greetings, Friends!", by Roger Angell
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.