"Beyond the Palin", by Hendrik Hertzberg: John McCain's negative campaigning.
THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"The Trust Crunch", by James Surowiecki: The battle to free up frozen credit.
THE POLITICAL SCENE
"Biden's Brief", by Ryan Lizza: What kind of vice-president would he be?
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Campaign '08 Abroad", by Dana Goodyear: Japanese fans of Obama and Palin.
ANNALS OF CULTURE
"Late Bloomers", by Malcolm Gladwell: Two types of creativity.
LIFE AND LETTERS
"A Desert Encounter", by John Updike: A hat, an ocotillo, and an academy.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Inside Jobs", by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Filth and Wisdom, RocknRolla, and What Just Happened?
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.