In this issue:COMMENT´´The Ungreat Debate´´, by Hendrik Hertzberg: The first presidential face-off.THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Doppelgangers´´, by Andrew Marantz: Impersonating the candidates.´´Trial and Error´´, by Mark Singer: Errol Morris, Joe McGinniss, and Sarah Palin.ANNALS OF AUTHORSHIP´´Lives of the Saints´´, by Ariel Levy: The religious right’s leading ghostwriter.A REPORTER AT LARGE´´The Hit Man’s Table´´, by Nadya Labi: How an honors student became a hired killer.THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Film Within a Film´´, by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Argo and Sinister. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/121010de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´Running Wild´´, by Jeffrey Frank: The Republican Party, from Nixon to Romney. THE POLITICAL SCENE´´The Good Wife´´, by Ariel Levy: Callista Gingrich on the campaign trail.PERSONAL HISTORY´´Out the Window´´, by Donald Hall: Views on growing old. LETTER FROM MADAGASCAR´´Slow and Steady´´, by William Finnegan: The race to save a rare tortoise.THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Loyalty Oaths´´, by Anthony Lane: A reviews of Coriolanus. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/120118de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´Negotiating Syria´´, by George Packer: Obama’s politics, Assad’s war.THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Selfless´´, by Tad Friend: Harry Dean Stanton on his famously natural style.PROFILES´´The Perfect Wife´´, by Ariel Levy: Edith Windsor’s gay-marriage milestone. LETTER FROM SOMALIA´´Now Serving´´, by Xan Rice: A Somali chef defies the terrorists. ON TELEVISION´´Color Commentary´´, by Emily Nussbaum: The sketch comedy show, Key & Peele.THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Fast Moves´´, by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Rush and Thanks for Sharing. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/130925de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT ´´Mute Button´´, by George Packer: The threat to free speech. ANNALS OF JUSTICE ´´The Price of a Life´´, by Ariel Levy: Compensation for the wrongfully convicted.A REPORTER AT LARGE ´´The Kings of the Desert´´, by Nicholas Schmidle: An American banker, a Saudi billionaire, and a financial collapse that stunned the Middle East. THE CURRENT CINEMA ´´Feelings´´, by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Ex Machina and About Elly. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/150408de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´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. BOOKS´´Novelty Acts´´, by Ariel Levy: Centuries of sexual revolution.THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Call the Doctor´´, by David Denby: A review of Contagion. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/110914de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue: COMMENT ´´A State Away´´ by Jelani Cobb: Article V allows a method of proposing amendments that cuts Congress out entirely. This partisanship is just what our founders were trying to avoid. A REPORTER AT LARGE ´´Donald Trump´s Worst Deal´´ by Adam Davidson: The President helped build a hotel in Azerbaijan that appears to be a corrupt operation engineered by oligarchs linked to Iran´s Revolutionary Guard. PROFILES ´´Secret Selves´´ by Ariel Levy: Catherine Opie´s photographs expose hidden truths about people and places. POP MUSIC ´´All In´´ by Amanda Petrusich: Maggie Rogers´s collection of influences. THE CURRENT CINEMA ´´Animal Kingdoms´´ by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Kong: Skull Island and Raw. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/170308de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue: COMMENT ´´Obama the Conservationist´´ by Elizabeth Kolbert: Despite Congress´s opposition, he has put more acreage under protection than any other President. DEPT. OF PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY ´´The Secret Life of Plants´´ by Ariel Levy: How ayahuasca, an ancient Amazonian hallucinogenic brew, became the latest trend in Brooklyn and Silicon Valley. LETTER FROM ALASKA ´´The New Harpoon´´ by Tom Kizzia: Few Americans are as affected by climate change as Alaska´s Inupiat, or as dependent on the fossil-fuel economy. BOOKS ´´Young Guns´´ by Patrick Radden Keefe: Child soldiers in foreign conflicts are treated as victims. What about the adolescents on the U.S.-Mexico border? THE CURRENT CINEMA ´´Family Matters´´ by Anthony Lane: Reviews of The Light Between Oceans and Max Rose. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/160907de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue: COMMENT ´´The Fear Factor´´ by Steve Coll: President Obama urged Americans not to succumb to fear. We may not be up to it. A REPORTER AT LARGE´´The Cuba Play´´ by Jon Lee Anderson: President Obama´s plan normalized relations. It may also transform the nation.ONWARD AND UPWARD WITH THE ARTS´´Lady Bits´´ by Ariel Levy: A comic and writer addresses the last taboo of female sexuality.POP MUSIC´´Word of Mouth´´ by Hua Hsu: With its digitally manipulated sound, 22, A Million feels like an attempt to erase the flesh-and-bone authenticity that made Justin Vernon into an icon. THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Help!´´ by Anthony Lane: Reviews of The Magnificent Seven and Goat. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/160928de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´Let it Rain´´, by Hendrik Hertzberg: The word from St. Paul.THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Act Your Age´´, by Lizzie Widdicombe: Acting out at the Republican Convention.THE POLITICAL SCENE´´The Lonesome Trail´´, by Ariel Levy: Cindy McCain´s nontraditional campaign.THE FINANCIAL PAGE´´Equal Before Mammon´´, by James Surowiecki: The politics of pay discrimination.OUR LOCAL CORRESPONDENTS´´A Cloud of Smoke´´, by Jennifer Kahn: The forensics fight over a 9/11 death.POP MUSIC´´Re-Start´´, by Sasha Frere-Jones: Laptops go live. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/080910de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´Vive la France´´, by Adam Gopnik: The real lesson of Europe. THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Picks´´, by Reeves Wiedeman: Mel Kiper, Jr. takes in the N. F. L. draft. ANNALS OF TECHNOLOGY´´Machine Politics´´, by David Kushner: The start of the Sony hacker wars. THE SPORTING SCENE´´A Ring of One’s Own´´, by Ariel Levy: A teen-age Olympic boxing hopeful.BOOKS´´Invitation to a Beheading´´, by James Wood: Hilary Mantel’s Tudor novels.THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Going the Distance´´, by David Denby: Reviews of The Five-Year Engagement and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/120502de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.