"Fighting Words", by George Packer: On the Republican candidates and foreign policy.
THE POLITICAL SCENE
"The Relaunch", by Ryan Lizza: Can Barack Obama catch Hillary Clinton?
SHOUTS AND MURMURS
"No, But We Saw the Movie", by Nora Ephron
LETTER FROM CHINA
"Wheels of Fortune", by Peter Hessler: The People's Republic learns to drive.
"High School Confidential", by Nancy Franklin: A review of Gossip Girl.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Tangled Up", by Anthony Lane: Reviews of I'm Not There and The Mist.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.