In this issue:
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
br>"A Thousand Days", by Mark Singer: An artist sails the distance of a round trip to Mars.
br>"Riding High", by Susan Orlean: Mules in the military.
LIFE AND LETTERS
br>"The Guam Caper", by Roger Angell: A New Yorker stalwart exits the war.
br>"The Very Rich Hours", by James Wood: Reviews of The Privileges and Union Atlantic.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
br>"Fatal Consequences", by David Denby: A review of The Red Riding Trilogy.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.