COMMENT´´Words and Deeds´´, by Hendrik Hertzberg: The rhetoric surrounding Tucson.THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Swarm´´, by Nick Paumgarten: A new instrument hits discordant notes. ´´Shower´´, by Ian Frazier: Waiting for meteors in Queens. ANNALS OF COMMUNICATION´´You´ve Got News´´, by Ken Auletta: AOL sees a future in journalism. THE POLITICAL SCENE´´Don´t Look Back´´, by Ryan Lizza: An odd past for a congressional crusader. ON TELEVISION´´Owning It´´, by Nancy Franklin: The Oprah Winfrey Network.THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Man Up´´, by David Denby: Reviews of The Green Hornet and The Dilemma. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/110119de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´Car Talk´´, by Elizabeth Kolbert: The proposed bailout of the auto industry.THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´The Pits´´, by Nick Paumgarten: New York´s abandoned construction sites.LETTER FROM PASHMUL´´Policing Afghanistan´´, by Graeme Wood: Patrolling a Taliban stronghold.OUR LOCAL CORRESPONDENTS´´The Rap´´, by Ian Frazier: The work of the hip-hop cop.ON TELEVISION´´Sketchy Comedy´´, by Nancy Franklin: A review of Tina Fey´s 30 Rock.THE CURRENT CINEMA´´History in the Making´´, by David Denby: Reviews of Frost/Nixon and Australia. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/081203de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue: COMMENT ´´Eurotrump´´ by Amy Davidson: When Trump talks about Europe, it tends to be as a land of his own imagining. Last week, the real Europe fell out of step with him. A REPORTER AT LARGE ´´Trump´s Money Man´´ by Jane Mayer: How Robert Mercer, a reclusive hedge-fund tycoon, exploited America´s populist insurgency. ONWARD AND UPWARD WITH THE ARTS ´´The Listener´´ by Michael Schulman: Lynn Nottage´s plays give voice to the disenfranchised. BOOKS ´´Life as Fiction´´ by Ruth Franklin: A novel about the novelist Jerzy Kosinski. THE CURRENT CINEMA ´´Pretty and Gritty´´ by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Beauty and the Beast and T2Trainspotting. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/170322de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´Threats´´, by Steve Coll: President Obama�s counterterrorism policies.THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Crystal Ball´´, by Calvin Trillin: The underwear bomber prediction. ´´44 vs. XLIV´´, by Nick Paumgarten: A showdown against Presidents and Super Bowls.´´Pee Wee Redux´´, by Michael Shulman: The return of Pee Wee Herman. ANNALS OF BUSINESS´´The Sure Thing´´, by Malcolm Gladwell: How entrepreneurs really succeed. THE WORLD OF FASHION´´Twisted Sisters´´, by Amanda Fortini: The sisters behind the fashion label Rodarte.ON TELEVISION´´Jersey Jetsam´´, by Nancy Franklin: MTV goes to the beach. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/100113de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´Spilled Oil´´, by Hendrik Hertzberg: Plugging the hole is beyond Obama’s power, or, apparently, anyone else’s.THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Bravehitch´´, by Lauren Collins: Dinner with Christopher Hitchens and Salman Rushdie.´´Marginal´´, by Ian Frazier: Great annotations by Nabokov and Twain..THE SPORTING SCENE´´Anxiety on the Grass´´, by Calvin Tomkins: Can Roger Federer win Wimbledon again?LETTER FROM OSLO´´Only Mr. God Knows Why´´, by Anthony Lane: The meaning of the Eurovision Song Contest.ON TELEVISION´´Comin´ at Ya!´´, by Nancy Franklin: ESPN enters the third dimension. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/100623de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue: COMMENT ´´Up in the Air´´, by Elizabeth Kolbert: Climate-change denial.THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Free Betty Crocker!´´, by Mike Peed: The Department of Education´s ban on certain snack foods.LETTER FROM GUINEA´´Downfall´´, by Jon Lee Anderson: The end of a West African dictatorship.THE SPORTING SCENE´´The Rainy Season´´, by Ben McGrath: New sounds at spring training. SHOUTS & MURMURS´´Geoff Sarkin Is Using Twitter!´´, by Mike Sacks and Scott Rothman: A man tweets throughout his wedding ceremony and honeymoon night. ON TELEVISION´´After the Flood´´, by Nancy Franklin: The creator of The Wire in New Orleans. THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Out of Reach´´, by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Clash of the Titans and Everyone Else. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/100407de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There are seven articles in this issue:COMMENT´´Roe v. Rove´´ by Hendrik Hertzberg: The nomination of Judge John G. Roberts to the Supreme Court.ANNALS OF LAW´´Sex and the Supremes´´ by Jeffrey Toobin: Why the Supreme Court´s next big battle may be about gay rights.THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´The Britney Option´´ by Adam Green: Text messaging and the art of political activism.´´One-Man Show´´ by Lauren Collins: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory´s multi-tasking actor.REFLECTIONS´´It´s Catching´´ by David Sedaris: Worms, germs, and Christmas.BOOKS´´Writer, Interrupted´´ by Jonathan Rosen: The resurrection of a troubled writer, the late Henry Roth.ON TELEVISION´´The Yanks Are Coming´´ by Nancy Franklin: Steven Bochco´s new series, Over There, puts viewers on the battlefields of Iraq. 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/050727de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This issue contains nine articles:COMMENT´´Hell Week´´ by David Remnick: The current crises in the Bush White House.THE WAYWARD PRESS´´Telling Secrets´´ by Nicholas Lemann: How a leak became a scandal.SHOUTS & MURMURS´´Pensees d´Automne´´ by Ian Frazier: Therapeutic acorn-stomping in the suburbs.BOOKS´´Firebrand´´ by Elizabeth Kolbert: Phyllis Schlafly and the conservative revolution.A CRITIC AT LARGE´´Rail-Splitting´´ by Caleb Crain: Two opposite approaches to Lincoln.BOOKS´´Dying For Love´´ by John Updike: A long-awaited new novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.THE THEATRE´´Reversal of Fortune´´ by John Lahr: Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick in a new Odd Couple - plus Wendy Wasserstein´s latest dramatic commentary.ON TELEVISION´´Boys in the Hood´´ by Nancy Franklin: Reviews of My Name Is Earl and Everybody Hates Chris.THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Lost Boys´´ by David Denby: The Gulf War drama Jarhead and the seriocomic The Weather Man. 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/051102de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´Take It to the Limit´´, by Hendrik Hertzberg: Obama and the battle of the amendments.THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Down in the Basement´´, by Nick Paumgarten: Spelunking the trunk rooms under Stuyvesant Town.A REPORTER AT LARGE´´Getting bin Laden´´, by Nicholas Schmidle: Inside the rain in Abbottabad. PERSONAL HISTORY´´Dog Story´´, by Adam Gopnik: How the wolf became a pet. THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Distant Shores´´, by Anthony Lane: Reviews of The Future, Another Earth, and Cowboys & Aliens. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/110803de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue: COMMENT ´´Activism v. Restraint´´, by Jeffrey Toobin: President Obama faces a Supreme Court dominated by political adversaries.THE WAYWARD PRESS´´Rage Machine´´, by Rebecca Mead: Andrew Breitbart’s empire of bluster. ONWARD AND UPWARD WITH THE ARTS´´Immigration Blues´´, by Alec Wilkinson: On the road with Los Tigres del Norte.SHOUT & MURMURS´´Your New College Graduate: A Parents’ Guide´´, by Simon Rich. ON TELEVISON´´Talking Dirty´´, by Nancy Franklin: Chelsea Handler sexes up late night. THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Straight Arrow´´, by Anthony Lane: A review of Ridley Scott´s Robin Hood. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Moran. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/100519de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.