In this issue:
br>"What Do You Call It?", by Rebecca Mead: The first decade of the twenty-first century.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
br>"Airplane 3", by Marshall Heyman: The comedy troupe Second City reunites.
br>"Cape Crusader", by Lizzie Widdicombe: One of the world's most respected matador tailors.
br>"Food Fighter" by Nick Paumgarten: John Mackey, co-founder and chief executive of Whole Foods Market.
A CRITIC AT LARGE
br>"Van Gogh's Ear", by Adam Gopnik: The Christmas Eve that changed modern art.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
br>"Going Native", by David Denby: Reviews of Avatar and Sherlock Holmes.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.