"Ups and Downs" by Hendrik Hertzberg: The coming hearing on the nomination of Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"War Poet" by Dana Goodyear: A soldier brings home memories - and poetry - from Iraq.
A REPORTER AT LARGE
"A Deadly Interrogation" by Jane Mayer: Can the CIA legally kill a prisoner?
ANNALS OF MEDICINE
"The Malpractice Mess" by Atul Gawande: Who pays the price when patients sue doctors?
"A Place in the Sun" by Sasha Frere-Jones: Houston hip-hop takes over.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Parent Traps" by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Pride and Prejudice and Bee Season.