"Car Talk", by Elizabeth Kolbert: The proposed bailout of the auto industry.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"The Pits", by Nick Paumgarten: New York's abandoned construction sites.
LETTER FROM PASHMUL
"Policing Afghanistan", by Graeme Wood: Patrolling a Taliban stronghold.
OUR LOCAL CORRESPONDENTS
"The Rap", by Ian Frazier: The work of the hip-hop cop.
"Sketchy Comedy", by Nancy Franklin: A review of Tina Fey's 30 Rock.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"History in the Making", by David Denby: Reviews of Frost/Nixon and Australia.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.