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FAITH AND DOUBT
A special section featuring personal essays by Uwem Akpan, Mohammed Naseehu Ali, Tobias Wolff, Edwidge Danticat, Allegra Goodman, and George Saunders.
"Holiday in Hellmouth" by James Wood: God may be dead, but the question of why he permits suffering lives on.
ANNALS OF INNOVATION
"Dymaxion Man" by Elizabeth Kolbert: The visions of Buckminster Fuller.
THE ART WORLD
"Funhouse" by Peter Schjeldahl: The provocative sculpture of Jeff Koons.
"The Gerbil's Revenge" by Sasha Frere-Jones: Auto-Tune corrects a singer's pitch. It also distorts - a grand tradition in pop.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.