In this issue:
"Electoral Dissonance", by Hendrik Hertzberg: The new order in Washington, D.C.
LETTER FROM INDIA
"A Deadly Misdiagnosis", by Michael Specter: Is it possible to save the millions of people who die from TB?
THE MUSIC SCENE
"Long Time Coming", by Alec Wilkinson: Singer Bettye LaVette gets her due.
"The Cleopatriad", by Judith Thurman: A review of 3 new books about the last queen of Egypt.
"Mush!", by Nancy Franklin: Sarah Palin takes us for a ride – in TLC’s new reality show.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.