"History Boys" by George Packer: How history will regard George W. Bush.
"Sweetheart Sorrow" by David Hoon Kim: In French, it was much easier to say such things.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Bad Behavior" by David Denby: Kevin Costner in Mr. Brooks, the documentary Crazy Love, and Steven Soderbergh's Ocean's Thirteen.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.