"November 9th", by George Packer: 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
ANNALS OF NATIONAL SECURITY
"Defending the Arsenal", by Seymour M. Hersh: In an unstable Pakistan, can nuclear warheads be kept safe?
ANNALS OF SCIENCE
"Nightmare Scenario", by Margaret Talbot: How to write away bad dreams.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Perfect Paper", by Ian Parker: The New York Yankees victory parade.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Death Calls", by David Denby: Reviews of The Messenger and The Box.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.