"Biggus Buckus", by Hendrik Hertzberg: Mike Bloomberg and the mayoral election.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Out to Lunch", by Nick Paumgarten: Technology has dulled our senses.
THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"Priced to Go", by James Surowiecki: Everyone loses in a price war.
ONWARD AND UPWARD WITH THE ARTS
"Talk This Way", by Alec Wilkinson: Hollywood's top dialogue coach.
THE ANNALS OF GASTRONOMY
"The Scavenger", by Dana Goodyear: Los Angeles's most adventurous eater .
"Flesh of Your Flesh", by Elizabeth Kolbert: Jonathan Safran Foer's Eating Animals.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Making Peace", by Anthony Lane: Reviews of The Men Who Stare At Goats and Precious.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.