In this issue:
THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"Moaning Moguls", by James Surowiecki: The rich who believe that they're a persecuted minority.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Almost Famous", by Tad Friend: Bill Paxton's roles.
LETTER FROM SAN FRANCISCO
"California Screaming", by Nathan Heller: The battle for San Francisco.
"Ambient Genius", by Sasha Frere-Jones: Brian Eno's High Life.
THE ART WORLD
"Selling Points", by Peter Schjeldahl: Jeff Koons at the Whitney.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.