"Partisanship, By the Bye", by Hendrik Hertzberg: When Republicans just say no.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Rabbit Ears", by Robert Sullivan: The Antenna King makes the switch to digital TV.
"Naked City", by Lizzie Widdicombe: Stripping down for Neil LaBute's "Reasons To Be Pretty."
A REPORTER AT LARGE
"The Hard Cases", by Jane Meyer: A test for the Administration on detainees.
ANNALS OF TECHNOLOGY
"Shoot!", by Evan Ratliff: Making shotguns for robots.
SHOUTS & MURMURS
"More Apocryphal Stories of the Presidents", by Yonni Brenner.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Gritty Cities", by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Gomorrah and Two Lovers.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.