"Hard Cases" by Nicholas Lemann: What's ultimately behind the Lewis Libby trial.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Bookings" by Jeffrey Goldberg: Why is Rich Little hosting the White House Correspondent's dinner?
"The Birds" by David Sedaris: A stand-off at the window.
LETTER FROM MOSCOW
"Kremlin, Inc." by Michael Specter: Why are Vladimir Putin's critics being murdered?
"Classics Galore" by John Updike: Jane Smiley's latest, Ten Days in the Hills.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Crime Scenes" by David Denby: Jude Law in Breaking and Entering and Jeremy Piven in Smokin' Aces.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.