"Miscalculations", by Steve Coll: On Pakistan's crisis.
CHECK, PLEASE DEPT.
"No Seconds", by Lauren Collins: What do chefs want to eat before they die?
THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"Striking Out", by James Surowiecki: Writers on strike.
SHOUTS & MURMURS
"Why We Strike", by Larry Doyle: A humorous take on the afore-mentioned writer's strike.
LETTER FROM IRAQ
"Inside the Surge", by Jon Lee Anderson: The United States' unlikely new allies.
"Stiffs", by John Lahr: A review of Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein on Broadway.
"Let It Rip", by Sasha Frere-Jones: On L.A. punk.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Obsessed", by David Denby: Reviews of the new films Redacted, Love in the Time of Cholera, and Margot at the Wedding.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.