"Party Talk" by David Remnick: Al Gore is right where he wants to be.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"The New Bathroom Wall" by Lizzie Widdicombe: How college students gossip these days.
ANNALS OF NATIONAL SECURITY
"The Redirection" by Seymour Hersh: Does the new Bush administration policy benefit the real enemy?
"The View" by Orhan Pamuk: What is it like to be a dog?
A REPORTER AT LARGE
"Spider Woman" by Burkhard Bilger: Hunting venomous arachnids in Los Angeles.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Free Spirits" by David Denby: Michael Apted's Amazing Grace about British abolitionist William Wilberforce.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.