In this issue:
br>"Sparrin' Words", by Hendrik Hertzberg: President Obama's first State of the Union Address.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
br>"J. D. Salinger", by Adam Gopnik: The author's life and writing.
br>"Bearable", by Lillian Ross: Friendship with J. D. Salinger.
br>"A Night at the Movies", by John Seabrook: First meeting with J. D. Salinger.
A REPORTER AT LARGE
br>"The Trafficker", by Patrick Radden Keefe: The decades-long battle to catch an international arms broker.
br>"The Patch", by John McPhee: Fishing for pickerel.
THE SKY LINE
br>"Castle in the Air", by Paul Goldberger: Dubai reaches for the sky.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.