In this issue:
"Precedent and Prologue", by Jeffrey Toobin: The ten-year anniversary of Bush v. Gore.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Tongue Twister", by Lizzie Widdicombe: Colin Firth prepares for his role as King George the 6th.
"The Art of the Billionaire", by Connie Bruck: How Eli Broad took over Los Angeles.
ONWARD AND UPWARD WITH THE ARTS
"Travels with a Diva", by Gay Talese: On the road with the soprano Marina Poplavskaya.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Fancy Footwork", by David Denby: Reviews of Black Swan and Love and Other Drugs.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.