In this issue:
"Off and Running", by Hendrik Hertzberg: The G. O. P.’s best hopes?
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
“Versatile”, by Tad Friend: A game of pool with Will Ferrell.
A REPORTER AT LARGE
"The Secret Sharer", by Jane Mayer: Is Thomas Drake a security threat?
ANNALS OF SCIENCE
"Test-Tube Burgers", by Michael Specter: Making slaughter-free meat.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"The Better Life", by David Denby: Reviews of Midnight in Paris and Bridesmaids.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.