In this issue:COMMENT´´Chin Music´´, by Louis Menand: The war between the White House and Fox News.THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´The Oracle´´, by David Remnick: Cornel West keeps his promise to Barack Obama.BOOKS´´The Things People Say´´, by Elizabeth Kolbert: Rumors in an age of unreason.MEDICAL DISPATCH´´Robots that Care´´, by Jerome Groopman: Advances in technological therapy.PROFILES´´Wild, Wild Wes´´, by Richard Brody: A master of high style goes looking for adventure. 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/091028de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT ´´Voting by Numbers´´, by Jelani Cobb: Diversity in Congress.A REPORTER AT LARGE ´´The Ebola Wars´´, by Richard Preston: Geneticists are racing to keep up with the Ebola epidemic.THE POLITICAL SCENE ´´The Intensity Gap´´, by Kelefa Sanneh: Can a pro-life platform win elections?BOOKS ´´Color Codes´´, by Dan Chiasson: A poet examines race in America.THE CURRENT CINEMA ´´War Is Almost Over´´, by David Denby: Reviews of Fury and Diplomacy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/141022de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´Leaks´´, by Amy Davidson: What we still don’t know about the war in Afghanistan.THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Pot 101´´, by Tad Friend: Oakland’s marijuana college.´´Torso´´ by Rebecca Mead: Iggy Pop´s new line of T-shirts. PROFILES´´New York is Killing Me´´, by Alec Wilkinson: The unlikely survival of Gil Scott-Heron. PERSONAL HISTORY´´Standing By´´, by David Sedaris: Fear, loathing, flying.SHOUTS & MURMURS´´Sleeper Camp´´, by Larry Doyle: The humiliation of new mates is a tradition in Cabin Eight. BOOKS´´Chan, the Man´´, by Jill Lepore: On the trail of the honorable detective.THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Menfolk´´, by Anthony Lane: A review of Get Low and Life During Wartime. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/100804de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´Team Effort´´, by George Packer: President Obama´s dilemma in Afghanistan.THE FINANCIAL PAGE´´Greater Fools´´, by James Surowiecki: The dangers of financial illiteracy.THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Fashion Emergencies´´, by Judith Thurman: Wardrobe surgery by Junky Styling.LETTER FOM SOUTH AFRICA´´The Third Man´´, by Charlayne Hunter-Gault: After Mandela and Mbeki, Jacob Zuma tries to govern South Africa.PROFILES´´First Banana´´, by Tad Friend: Steve Carell and the meticulous art of spontaneity. POP MUSIC´´Dancehall Dreams´´, by Sasha Frere-Jones: Robyn’s versatile pop.THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Thrills and Chills´´, by David Denby: Reviews of Knight and Day and Winter´s Bone. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/100630de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue: COMMENT ´´Indulgence´´, by Hendrik Hertzberg: The Catholic Church sex scandal.THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Home Again´´, by Peter Stevenson: For Christopher Walken, Astoria is the old neighborhood.´´Show-and-Tell´´, by Ben McGrath: Reporters share walrus penis bones and other keepsakes.THE FINANCIAL PAGE´´Timing the Recovery´´, by James Surowiecki: The political impact of an economic recovery.PERSONAL HISTORY´´Go West´´, by Peter Hessler: Scenes from an American homecoming.LETTER FROM ISTANBUL´´The Memory Kitchen´´, by Elif Batuman: A chef recovers the foods that Turkey forgot. BOOKS´´Celebrity Smackdown´´, by Lauren Collins: Kitty Kelley takes on Oprah Winfrey. THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Perilous Love´´, by David Denby: Reviews of The Secret in Their Eyes and Date Night. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/100414de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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COMMENT´´Fidel´s Farewell´´, by Alma Guillermoprieto: On Cuba after Fidel.GIRL STUFF´´Have Gun´´, by Lizzie Widdicombe: Fun with tasers.ANNALS OF SCIENCE´´Numbers Guy´´, by Jim Holt: Are our brains wired for math?FICTION´´Leaving for Kenosha´´, by Richard FordPOP MUSIC´´Amy´s Circus´´, by Sasha Frere-Jones: The Amy Winehouse phenomenon.ON TELEVISION´´Breaking Bad´´, by Nancy Franklin: A review of the new AMC drama Breaking Bad.THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Taking Action´´, by David Denby: Reviews of the new films Vantage Point, The Counterfeiters, and Definitely, Maybe. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/080227de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue: COMMENT ´´Eight Days in April´´, by Hendrik Hertzberg: The nuclear conference.THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Channelling Ike´´, by Richard Rayner: Stephen Ambrose’s imagined encounters with Eisenhower. A REPORTER AT LARGE´´A Canterbury Tale´´, by Jane Kramer: The battle within the Church of England to allow women to be bishops.LETTER FROM LOS ANGELES´´Killer Food´´, by Dana Goodyear: Hollywood lines up for bacon, head cheese, and Spam.A CRITIC AT LARGE´´Mama´s Gun´´, by Hilton Als: The world of Tyler Perry. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/100421de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´Recession Election´´, by Hendrik Hertzberg: The midterm elections. THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´O LeBron, My LeBron!´´, by Ben McGrath: An unusual poetry contest in the Sunshine State. ANNALS OF NATIONAL SECURITY´´The Online Threat´´, by Seymour Hersh: The growing cyber-threat to America’s civilian and military infrastructure.ONWARD AND UPWARD WITH THE ARTS´´Funny Person´´, by Kelefa Sanneh: A first-generation American comedian who’s fast becoming a household name.BOOKS´´Groovin´ High´´, by David Remnick: A review of Keith Richard´s Life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/101027de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There are five articles in this edition:COMMENT´´Follow the Leaders´´, by Hendrik Hertzberg: On why Iraq is political death for Bush´s international allies.LETTER FROM NORTH CAROLINA´´A Death in the Forest´´, by Richard Preston: A virulent pest is laying waste to Appalachia´s eastern hemlocks.ANNALS OF MEDICINE´´The Checklist´´, by Atul Gawande: Intensive care can harm as well as heal, but there´s a simple way of improving the odds.FICTION´´Found Objects´´, by Jennifer EganTHE CURRENT CINEMA´´Conflicting Stories´´, by Anthony Lane: A review of the new film Atonement. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/071205de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.