"Hell Week" by David Remnick: The current crises in the Bush White House.
THE WAYWARD PRESS
"Telling Secrets" by Nicholas Lemann: How a leak became a scandal.
SHOUTS & MURMURS
"Pensees d'Automne" by Ian Frazier: Therapeutic acorn-stomping in the suburbs.
"Firebrand" by Elizabeth Kolbert: Phyllis Schlafly and the conservative revolution.
A CRITIC AT LARGE
"Rail-Splitting" by Caleb Crain: Two opposite approaches to Lincoln.
"Dying For Love" by John Updike: A long-awaited new novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
"Reversal of Fortune" by John Lahr: Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick in a new Odd Couple - plus Wendy Wasserstein's latest dramatic commentary.
"Boys in the Hood" by Nancy Franklin: Reviews of My Name Is Earl and Everybody Hates Chris.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Lost Boys" by David Denby: The Gulf War drama Jarhead and the seriocomic The Weather Man.