THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"Be Our Guest!" by James Surowiecki: Why the guest worker provision is a good idea.
TALK OF THE TOWN
"Transplant" by John Seabrook: Steve Earle walks the historic streets of Greenwich Village.
LETTER FROM AUSTIN
"Final Destination" by D. T. Max: Why the archives of so many great writers end up in Texas.
"Well Suited" by Sasha Frere-Jones: Spoon's scrupulous new album.
THE ART WORLD
"Industrial Strength" by Peter Schjeldahl: A Richard Serra retrospective at MoMA.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.