"The President's Hero", by David Remnick: Obama and John Lewis.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Third-String Rummy", by Ben McGrath: Donald Rumsfeld attends an Ivy League football reunion.
OUR LOCAL CORRESPONDENTS
"Ms. Kennedy Regrets", by Larissa MacFarquhar: A senate candidacy withdrawn.
ANNALS OF POLITICS
"The Wizard", by Kelefa Sanneh: Booker T. Washington's lessons.
"Al Roosten", by George Saunders.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.