The New Yorker - July 7 and 14, 2008
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Obama’s Iraq Problem
Last year’s rhetoric meets this year’s facts.
by George Packer
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
Thousand Words Dept.: By a Nose
A Rockland County mom draws Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.
by Ben McGrath
Back Pages Dept.: The Chill
The wild man behind “Wild Thing.”
by Nick Paumgarten
Annals of Naught: Nothing Doing
A Yankees team to remember.
by Roger Angell
THE FINANCIAL PAGE
The blame game and the price of oil.
by James Surowiecki
ONWARD AND UPWARD WITH THE ARTS
The ballet gets a happy ending.
by Joan Acocella
SHOUTS & MURMURS
by David Owen
A CRITIC AT LARGE
The Back of the World
The genius of G. K. Chesterton.
by Adam Gopnik
ANNALS OF NATIONAL SECURITY
Preparing the Battlefield
The Administration’s secret Iran campaign.
by Seymour M. Hersh
A REPORTER AT LARGE
The Island in the Wind
A small ecological triumph.
by Elizabeth Kolbert
Slide Show: Photographs of the Danish island of Samsø.
Thirteen Hundred Rats
by T. Coraghessan Boyle
by Jack Gilbert
“Songs of a Season”
by Maureen N. McLane
A CRITIC ABROAD
China’s burgeoning music scene.
by Alex Ross
Stanley Plumly’s “Posthumous Keats.”
by Adam Kirsch
Briefly Noted: “The Garden of Last Days”; “Breath”; “Kafka Comes to America”; “Collections of Nothing”
“Palace of the End,” “Arias with a Twist,” “Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind.”
by Hilton Als
THE CURRENT CINEMA
“Hancock,” “Tell No One.”
by David Denby
Sonic Youth and the Feelies go outdoors.
by Sasha Frere-Jones
Alan Cumming plays a young god.
by Hilton Als
The holy wonder of “Vertigo.”
by Richard Brody
TABLES FOR TWO
by Lauren Collins
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