In this issue:
"States of Health", by Atul Gawande: Obamacare rollout, Obamacare obstruction.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"As Seen on TV", by Michael Schulman: Fred Thompson’s new role.
"No Sex, Please", by Lauren Collins: Britain’s porn plan.
ANNALS OF COMMUNICATION
"Freedom of Information", by Ken Auletta: The newspaper that took on the N.S.A.
LIFE AND LETTERS
"The Book of Laughter", by Claudia Roth Pierpont: Philip Roth and friends.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Drifting", by David Denby: Reviews of Gravity and Enough Said
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.