"Too Many Chiefs" by Hendrik Hertzberg: How the U.S. loves the presidency.
LETTER FROM HOLLYWOOD
"Whatever It Takes" by Jane Mayer: The politics of Joel Surnow, the man behind Fox's 24, and torture.
"The Way We Are" by David Sedaris: Of wildflowers and weed.
ANNALS OF RELIGION
"The Deliverer" by Peter Boyer: A pizza mogul finds his moral crusade.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Double Lives" by David Denby: Breach and Factory Girl.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.