In this issue:
br>"Threats", by Steve Coll: President Obama�s counterterrorism policies.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
br>"Crystal Ball", by Calvin Trillin: The underwear bomber prediction.
br>"44 vs. XLIV", by Nick Paumgarten: A showdown against Presidents and Super Bowls.
br>"Pee Wee Redux", by Michael Shulman: The return of Pee Wee Herman.
ANNALS OF BUSINESS
br>"The Sure Thing", by Malcolm Gladwell: How entrepreneurs really succeed.
THE WORLD OF FASHION
br>"Twisted Sisters", by Amanda Fortini: The sisters behind the fashion label Rodarte.
br>"Jersey Jetsam", by Nancy Franklin: MTV goes to the beach.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.