In this issue:
"Come Together", by Hendrik Hertzberg: The Health-Care Summit.
SHOUTS & MURMURS
"Not Your Father's Taliban", by Andy Borowitz: The rise of Taliban Lite.
LETTER FROM CHICAGO
"The Daley Show", by Evan Osnos: Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley.
A CRITIC AT LARGE
"The Third Way", by Anthony Lane: The rise of 3-D.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Prime Suspect", by David Denby: A review of The Ghost Writer.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.