In this issue:
"Joe and Debbie", by Dorothy Wickenden: Can Obama win Middle America?
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Linless", by Ben McGrath: Time Warner subscribers missed out on Linsanity.
"Names in Vain", by Lauren Collins: Politicians misquoting Shakespeare.
A REPORTER AT LARGE
"The Master and Mikhail", by Julia Ioffe: Are Putin and Prokhorov running for President against or with each other?
OUR LOCAL CORRESPONDENTS
"Beware of the Dogs", by Burkhard Bilger: Can New York’s canine unit keep the city safe from terrorism?
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Big Head", by Anthony Lane: Reviews of This Means War and Bullhead.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.