In this issue:
"Three-Way Race", by Simon Schama: The British elections could end two-party dominance in the United Kingdom.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Hef's Peak", by Dana Goodyear: Hugh Hefner saves the Hollywood sign.
"Make My Day", by Tad Friend: Vigilante films have to stack the deck to justify the hero’s rampage.
ANNALS OF CRIME
"Incident in Dodge City", by Calvin Trillin: What led to a showdown in the riverbed?
"The Last Babylift", by John Seabrook: Adopting a child in Haiti.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Fighting Form", by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Iron Man 2 and The Duel.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.