"Stonewall Plus Forty", by Hendrik Hertzberg: Obama and gay rights.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Michael Jackson", by Kelefa Sanneh: Remembering the King of Pop.
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON
"The Contrarian", by Ryan Lizza: Sheila Blair's regulatory zeal.
"Nora Knows What to Do", by Ariel Levy. Nora Ephron's charmed life.
"Priced to Sell", by Malcolm Gladwell: Chris Anderson's Free.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Tommy Guns and Toys", by David Denby: Reviews of Public Enemies and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.