"Round One", by Hendrik Hertzberg: On Republicans and religion.
STATES OF EMERGENCY
"Bhutto and the Candidates", by David Remnick: On the Benazir Bhutto assassination.
DEPT. OF MEDICAL ETHICS
"Guinea-Pigging", by Carl Elliott: Should people take drugs for a living?
OUR LOCAL CORRESPONDENTS
"Mystery on Pearl Street", by Burkhard Bilger: The secrets of a 19th-century building.
"Outage", by John Updike
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Rock of Ages", by David Denby: Reviews of the new films The Bucket List, Honeydripper, and Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.