"Up Close and Not Personal" by Roger Angell: The growing divide between athletes and the rest of us.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
ANNALS OF SCIENCE
"Butterfly Lessons" by Elizabeth Kolbert: Evolutionary insights into global warming.
SHOUTS & MURMURS
"This Is No Game" by Jack Handy: One man warns all.
DEPARTMENT OF APPEARANCES
"The Power of Hair" by Burkhard Bilger: Developments in baldness cures.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Game Playing" by David Denby: Matchpoint, Cassanova, and The Matador.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.