"The Test", by Steve Coll: What makes a President great?
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Tombstones", by Lizzie Widdicombe: The toys bankers aren't buying
ANNALS OF BUSINESS
"The Uses of Adversity", by Malcolm Gladwell: When disadvantage won on Wall Street.
"The Bright Side", by Ian Parker: Thomas Friedman's green dream.
"Prodigy", by Sasha Frere Jones: Taylor Swift's Fearless.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.