"Homelands", by David Remnick: History, Obama, and the Middle East.
THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"Cheat, Pray, Love", by James Surowiecki: Where fraudsters go bust.
"Barney's Great Adventure", by Jeffrey Toobin: A congressman's moment arrives.
LETTER FROM CHINA
"Strange Stones", by Peter Hessler: A road trip to the past.
SHOUTS & MURMURS
"Looking Forward to Your Check", by Bruce McCall: Spoof of a gala charity event menu.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Survivors", by David Denby: Reviews of Defiance and The Secret of the Grain.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.