In this issue:
"Recession Election", by Hendrik Hertzberg: The midterm elections.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"O LeBron, My LeBron!", by Ben McGrath: An unusual poetry contest in the Sunshine State.
ANNALS OF NATIONAL SECURITY
"The Online Threat", by Seymour Hersh: The growing cyber-threat to America’s civilian and military infrastructure.
ONWARD AND UPWARD WITH THE ARTS
"Funny Person", by Kelefa Sanneh: A first-generation American comedian who’s fast becoming a household name.
"Groovin' High", by David Remnick: A review of Keith Richard's Life.
Listen to Life by Keith Richards and James Fox.
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