In this issue: COMMENT ´´Impeach Obama!´´ by Hendrik Hertzberg: The GOP insurrection. THE TALK OF THE TOWN ´´Nail-Biter´´ by Lizzie Widdicombe: Hostage negotiators, the new political analysts. THE FINANCIAL PAGE ´´Open Season´´ by James Surowiecki: The drive for transparency in executive pay. AMERICAN CHRONICLES ´´Gone Girl´´ by Margaret Talbot: Elizabeth Smart’s great escape. DEPT. OF HISTORY ´´Lydda, 1948´´ by Ari Shavit: A massacre and the exodus that followed. BOOKS ´´Head Count´´ by Elizabeth Kolbert: Predicting the over-under of population doom. THE CURRENT CINEMA ´´Fighting to Survive´´ by David Denby: Reviews of 12 Years a Slave and All Is Lost. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/131016de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´Bad Press´´, by Nicholas Lemann: Rules for journalists. THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Hunting Horsetails”, by Oliver Sacks: Frond feelings on the High Line.ANNALS OF IMMIGRATION´´The Asylum Seeker´´, by Suketu Mehta: Strategies for a difficult process. LETTER FROM CAIRO´´Who Owns the Revolution?´´, by Wendell Steavenson: Why protesters are back in Tahrir Square. BOOKS´´Over There´´, by Hendrik Hertzberg. A review of A World on Fire.THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Just the Sex´´, by David Denby: Reviews of Crazy, Stupid Love and Friends with Benefits. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/110727de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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´´Senses of Entitlement´´, by Hendrik Hertzberg: Semantics and the budget battle.LETTER FROM LIBYA´´The Return´´, by Hisham Matar: A disappeared dissident and his son’s quest.PERSONAL HISTORY´´Every Good Boy Does Fine´´, by Jeremy Denk: A life in piano lessons.THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Mind Games´´, by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Trance and Blancanieves. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/130403de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´Shots´´, by Hendrik Hertzberg: The gun problem.THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Being Prepared´´, by Alec Wilkinson: Training journalists in battlefield medicine. PROFILES´´A Pickpockets Tale´´, by Adam Green: A magician tests the human mind. LETTER FROM COPENHAGEN´´Danish Postmodern´´, by Lauren Collins: Why Scandinavian TV has so many fans.THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Tough Times´´, by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Les Miserables, Django Unchained, and Amour. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/130102de/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. 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´´Off and Running´´, by Hendrik Hertzberg: The G. O. P.’s best hopes?THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Versatile”, by Tad Friend: A game of pool with Will Ferrell.A REPORTER AT LARGE´´The Secret Sharer´´, by Jane Mayer: Is Thomas Drake a security threat?ANNALS OF SCIENCE´´Test-Tube Burgers´´, by Michael Specter: Making slaughter-free meat.THE CURRENT CINEMA´´The Better Life´´, by David Denby: Reviews of Midnight in Paris and Bridesmaids. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/110518de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The New Yorker staff writer and senior editor Hendrik Hertzberg talks with Professor Michael W. McCann.Hendrik Hertzberg was a New Yorker ´´Talk of the Town´´ reporter from 1969 to 1977, before moving to Washington, where he served as a speechwriter for President Jimmy Carter and as the editor of The New Republic. He returned to The New Yorker in 1992 as an editor and writer and is the principal contributor to the ´´Comment´´ section of the magazine. His book, Politics: Observations & Arguments, was recently published in paperback.Michael W. McCann is the Gordon Hirabayashi Professor for the Advancement of Citizenship at the University of Washington, and specializes in public law and American politics. His books include Rights at Work: Pay Equity Reform and the Politics of Legal Mobilization and Distorting the Law: Politics, Media, and the Litigation Crisis. Language: English. Narrator: Michael W. McCann. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/nyev/000047de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´Flip-Flop Flap´´, by Hendrik Hertzberg: Obama´s move toward the center.THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´H-Bloo on A-Rod´´, by Ben McGrath: The marriage woes of Alex Rodriguez.´´Shape-Shifter´´, by Paul Goldberger: A rotating skyscraper in Manhattan.ANNALS OF SCIENCE´´Surfing the Universe´´, by Benjamin Wallace-Wells: An outsider´s shot at physics glory.SHOUTS & MURMURS´´Fourteen Passive-Aggressive Appetizers´´, by Yoni Brenner: Appetizers meant to offend. LIVES AND LETTERS´´The Lion and the Mouse´´, by Jill Lepore: A librarian´s battle to ban Stuart Little.THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Past Shock´´, by David Denby: Reviews of The Dark Knight and WALL-E. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/080716de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´Into the Storm´´, by Hendrik Hertzberg: The post-disaster election.IN THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Crossing the Line´´, by Elizabeth Kolbert: Rebuilding for climate change.´´Legally Related´´, by Lizzie Widdicombe: After the inferno in Rockaway.´´Zone A-Plus´´, by Ben McGrath: Underwater in Red Hook.LETTER FROM CAIRO´´Two Revolutions´´, by Wendell Stevenson: Women in the new Egypt.A CRITIC AT LARGE´´Love on the March´´, by Alex Ross: America´s gay-rights journey. THE CURRENT CINEMA´´High Times´´, by David Denby: Reviews of Flight and Skyfall. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/121107de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.