"So Long, Pardner", by Hendrik Hertzberg: If at first you don't secede.
A REPORTER AT LARGE
"The Life After", by Philip Gourevitch: A startling exercise in reconciliation.
"The Slows", by Gail Hareven.
"Cockeyed Optimist", by Nancy Franklin: A review of Parks and Recreation.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.