In this issue:
"Snoop Scoops", by Hendrik Hertzberg: The N. S. A. and us.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Governors’ Club", by Ben McGrath: A gathering of former Garden State leaders.
"Before Night Falls", by Jerome Groopman: A new direction in Alzheimer’s research.
"Last Call", by Larissa MacFarquhar: Confronting Japan’s suicide problem.
"The Gift of Doubt", by Malcolm Gladwell: The wisdom of Albert O. Hirschman.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"House Parties", by Anthony Lane: Reviews of This Is the End and Much Ado About Nothing.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.