"Count 'Em" by Hendrik Hertzberg: A new idea in election reform.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Consulat D'Influence" by Dan Baum: How the French have helped New Orleans.
THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"Asbestos, Inc." by James Surowiecki: The need for reform in the asbestos litigation industry.
ANNALS OF LAW
"Drawing the Line" by Jeffrey Toobin: Tom DeLay and a Texas gerrymander.
SHOUTS & MURMURS
"A Memo from the Vatican" by Paul Rudnick: A multiple choice test of priestly gayness.
LIFE AND LETTERS
"A Mind in Connemara" by Fintan O'Toole: The savage mind of playwright Martin McDonagh.
"Boom and Doom" by John Lahr: Pajama Game and The Seven.
"Metal Mania" by Nancy Franklin: Going for gold in the Italian Alps.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Candid Cameras" by David Denby: Street Fight, Our Brand is Crisis, and Darwin's Nightmare.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.