In this issue:
"Cooling on Warming", by Hendrik Hertzberg: Behind Obama's clean-energy strategy.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Interesting", by Nick Paumgarten: The Dos Equis spokesman's real life.
"No. 1", by John Seabrook: The Decemberists brace for success.
"The Peanut Puzzle", by Jerome Groopman: Is there a better way to prevent food allergies?
ANNALS OF DISASTER
"Crash Point", by John Seabrook: The science of crowd control.
SHOUTS & MURMURS
"Wagers", by Ben Greenman. The political bet on the Super Bowl.
"Gut Check", by Sasha Frere-Jones: P. J. Harvey's desires.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Too Cool", by David Denby: Reviews of No Strings Attarched, Cold Weather, and Uncle Kent.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.
Typical New Yorker; Bush has been gone for 2 years but they still manage to blame him for something nearly every week. After that there is an exposee of corruption in the Afghan government (what a shocka) where Obama, the biggest supporter of the government there, is barely mentioned.