In this issue:
"Union Blues", by Hendrik Hertzberg: What's going down in Wisconsin.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Sexy Books", by Dana Goodyear: The publisher Benedikt Taschen’s fiftieth birthday party.
"Pacing It", by Mark Singer: A day on Broadway with Tom Stoppard.
THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"The Tyrant Tax", by James Surowiecki: How to fix the Middle East’s economies.
ANNALS OF COMMUNICATIONS
"The Dictator Index", by Ken Auletta: Mo Ibrahim’s plan for Africa.
OUR LOCAL CORRESPONDENTS
"Fish Tales", by Kelefa Sanneh: The making of a hot spot.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Control Yourself", by David Denby: Reviews of The Adjustment Bureau and Unknown.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.