THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"Synergy with the Devil" by James Surowiecki: Venezuela has the most business-friendly socialism ever devised.
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC POLICY
"Open Secrets" by Malcolm Gladwell: Enron and the perils of full disclosure.
SHOUTS & MURMURS
"How to Operate the Shower Curtain" by Ian Frazier: Some helpful tips for houseguests.
A CRITIC AT LARGE
"Big Pictures" by David Denby: Where are movies heading?
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Under the Volcano" by Anthony Lane: Two visions of dystopia from Mexico, Children of Men and Pan's Labyrinth.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.