"Rebuilding" by Nicholas Lemann: The leadership vacuum in New Orleans.
OUR FAR-FLUNG CORRESPONDENTS
"The Zombie Hunters" by Evan Ratliff: On the trail of cyberextortionists.
"When Pain Remains" by Jerome Groopman: What should patients do when doctors can't figure out how to treat their suffering?
"Early Music" by Jeffrey Eugenides: Life, love, and a clavichord.
A CRITIC AT LARGE
"Getting In" by Malcolm Gladwell: The social logic of Ivy League admissions.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.