"Obama's Iraq Problem" by George Packer: Last year's rhetoric meets this year's facts.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Nothing Doing" by Roger Angell: An obscure baseball record.
"By a Nose" by Ben McGrath: A courtroom artist's unusual experience in the War on Terror.
ANNALS OF NATIONAL SECURITY
"Preparing the Battlefield" by Seymour M. Hersh: The Bush Administration's secret Iran campaign.
SHOUTS & MURMURS
"My Airline" by David Owen: If I were in charge...
A CRITIC AT LARGE
"The Back of the World" by Adam Gopnik: The genius - and anti-Semitism - of G. K. Chesterton.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Desperate Men" by David Denby: Reviews of Hancock, starring Will Smith, and the French thriller Tell No One.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.