In this issue:
"Intolerance", by Lawrence Wright: The controversy surrounding the plans to build an Islamic center near Ground Zero.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Deskside", by Zachary Kanin: Fashion with the short man in mind.
THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"Second Helpings", by James Surowiecki: "Stimulus" has become a forbidden word.
LETTER FROM PALO ALTO
"The Face of Facebook", by Jose Antonio Vargas: Mark Zuckerberg opens up.
ANNALS OF INVENTION
"How to Make It", by John Seabrook: Can James Dyson pull off a second industrial revolution?
"Grindhouse", by Sasha Frere Jones: Nick Cave's dirty detour.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Actor’s Dilemma", by David Denby: Reviews of The Town and Jack Goes Boating.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.