"Leading Causes", by Elizabeth Kolbert: The United States needs to get serious.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"The Big Pin", by Lauren Collins: Jewelry-box diplomacy.
ANNALS OF ECONOMICS
"Rational Irrationality", by John Cassidy: The real reason that capitalism is so crash-prone.
LETTER FROM TEHRAN
"Veiled Threat", by Anonymous: Iranian women protest the government.
"Victory Lap", by George Sauders.
SHOUTS & MURMURS
"Spousal Support", by Zev Borrow: Relationships with intelligent machines.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.