"Breathers", by Adam Gopnik: You might as well spend.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Shaggy-Dog Story", by Kate Julian: Upper West Side dog-napping terror.
LETTER FROM CHINA
"Kosher Takeout", by Patricia Marx: The inspection business booms.
A REPORTER AT LARGE
"Lives of the Saints", by Jonathan Harr: Doing relief work in dangerous places.
"Doing It", by Ariel Levy: A review of The Joy of Sex updated.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.