"Veep Doo-Doo" by Hendrik Hertzberg: Sizing up Vice President Dick Cheney.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Locals" by Ben McGrath: New Haven gets a new deck of trading cards.
OUR FAR-FLUNG CORRESPONDENTS
"Green Gold" by Jack Turner: The new absinthe craze.
SHOUTS & MURMURS
"Official New 7 Wonders of the World Ballot" by Bruce McCall: Sharpen your pencils and recommend some new wonders.
A REPORTER AT LARGE
"Political Science" by Michael Specter: The White House vs. the laboratory.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Telling Tales" by Anthony Lane: The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things, and Woman is the Future of Man.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.