In this issue:
"Uncomfortable Climate", by Elizabeth Kolbert: The Republicans take on global warming.
THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"Greedy Geezers?", by James Surowiecki: Seniors' hostility toward health-care reform.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Cheesy", by John Seabrook: How much cheese is good for you?
"The First Kitchen", by Laura Shapiro: Everybody in Washington knew the rule—when you’re invited to Roosevelt White House, eat before you go…
A REPORTER AT LARGE
"Nature's Spoils", by Burkhard Bilger: Notes from the food underground.
"Borscht", by Aleksandar Hemon: The crucial ingredients for the popular Eastern European soup.
"Christmas Pudding", by Colm Toibin: A time of unmitigated luxury.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Last Chances", by David Denby: Reviews of The Next Three Days and Morning Glory.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.