In this issue:
"Back on Track", by John Cassidy: The battle for jobs.
LIFE AND LETTERS
"The King’s Speech", by Michael Schulman: A playwright’s take on history.
LETTER FROM ISLAMABAD
"The Journalist and the Spies", by Dexter Filkins: A reporter’s death and military secrets.
"Novelty Acts", by Ariel Levy: Centuries of sexual revolution.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Call the Doctor", by David Denby: A review of Contagion.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.