"Dynastic Voyage", by Hendrik Hertzberg: On political dynasties.
THE POLITICAL SCENE
"The Mission", by Ryan Lizza: Mitt Romney's inner consultant.
NOTES OF A GASTRONOME
"Extreme Chocolate", by Bill Buford: Searching for the perfect bean, in Bahia.
SHOUTS AND MURMURS
"Recap", by Ian Frazier: A communication with the departed.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Bad Relations", by David Denby: Reviews of the new films Gone Baby Gone and Before the Devil Knows You're Dead.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.