"War and Politics", by Steve Coll: Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan and the disputed August election.
THE POLITICAL SCENE
"The Predator War", by Jane Mayer: The C.I.A.'s covert drone program.
DEPT. OF AMPLIFICATION
"Australia Burning", by Christine Kenneally: The deadliest wildfires in Australian history.
"Procedure in Plain Air", by Jonathan Lethem.
"Screwed", by Nancy Franklin: A review of The Good Wife.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.