"Loan Rangers", by John Cassidy: Candidates and the economic crisis.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"First Timer", by Jeffrey Toobin: A blind rabbi runs for Congress.
"Obama's In-Box", by Charles Bethea: The creation of an e-mail account in Barack Obama's name.
SHOUTS & MURMURS
"Stump Speech", by Paul Simms: A candidate's spiel.
LETTER FROM CHINA
"Angry Youth", by Evan Osnos: Students who reject the West.
ANNALS OF SCIENCE
"The Eureka Hunt", by Jonah Lehrer: Where in our brains do insights come from?
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Euro Visions", by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Mamma Mia!, and Journey to the Center of the Earth.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.