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                                                                                                                                                                      January 14, 2008 Issue = 17 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                      1. Goings On About Town, pp. 8-24
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                                                                                                                                                                        The Talk of the Town (4 Items)
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Comment - Wealth of Nations by David Remnick, pp. 25-26
                                                                                                                                                                        2. Iowa Postcard - Mammoths by Ryan Lizza, p. 27
                                                                                                                                                                        3. The Bench - Fraud Alert by Jeffrey Toobin, p. 28
                                                                                                                                                                        4. Ink - Tesla Slept Here by Mark Singer, p. 29
                                                                                                                                                                      3. Annals of Communications by Ken Auletta, pp. 30-33
                                                                                                                                                                      4. Shouts & Murmurs by Andy Borowitz, pp. 38-39
                                                                                                                                                                      5. Letter from California by Dana Goodyear, pp. 40-45
                                                                                                                                                                      6. A Reporter At Large by John Seabrook, pp. 46-55
                                                                                                                                                                      7. Fiction: "Wakefield" by E.L. Doctorow, pp. 60-75
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                                                                                                                                                                        A Critic At Large by David Denby, pp. 76-82 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Anatomy of a Murder (1959 Film) by Otto Preminger
                                                                                                                                                                        2. The World and Its Double by Chris Fujiwara
                                                                                                                                                                        3. Laura (1944 Film) by Otto Preminger and Rouben Mamoulian
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                                                                                                                                                                        Briefly Noted, p. 83 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Foreigners by Caryl Phillips
                                                                                                                                                                        2. Remembering the Bones by Frances Itani
                                                                                                                                                                        3. Staring Back by Chris Marker
                                                                                                                                                                        4. Descents of Memory by Morine Krissdottir
                                                                                                                                                                      10. Pop Music by Sasha Frere-Jones, pp. 84-85
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                                                                                                                                                                        The Current Cinema by Anthony Lane, pp. 86-90 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                                        1. The Orphanage (2007 Film) by Juan Antonio Bayona
                                                                                                                                                                      12. "The Star Market" by Marie Howe, pp. 34-37
                                                                                                                                                                      13. "Seeing Whales" by Michael Dickman, pp. 56-59
                                                                                                                                                                      14. Cover: "Together" by J.J. Sempe
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                                                                                                                                                                      February 11, 2008 Issue = 24 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                      1. Goings On About Town, pp. 16-48
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                                                                                                                                                                        The Talk of the Town (5 Items)
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Comment - The Spot by Hendrik Hertzberg, p. 49
                                                                                                                                                                        2. Dept. of Dynasties - Five on Five by Lauren Collins, pp. 50-51
                                                                                                                                                                        3. Dept. of Prognostication - How 'Bout Them Economy by Nick Paumgarten, pp. 52-53
                                                                                                                                                                        4. Don't Try This At Home - Black Hole by Lizzie Widdicombe, pp. 54-55
                                                                                                                                                                        5. The Financial Page - Bonds Unbound by James Surowiecki, pp. 56-57
                                                                                                                                                                      3. Annals of National Security by Seymour M. Hersh, pp. 58-73
                                                                                                                                                                      4. Onward and Upward With the Arts by Rebecca Mead, pp. 74-77
                                                                                                                                                                      5. Personal History by David Owen, pp. 84-89
                                                                                                                                                                      6. Shouts & Murmurs by Paul Slansky, pp. 90-91
                                                                                                                                                                      7. Annals of Invention by Susan Orlean, pp. 92-99
                                                                                                                                                                      8. Profiles: The Birthday Party by James B. Stewart, pp. 100-107
                                                                                                                                                                      9. Portfolio: Coney Island Days by Robert Polidori and Mark Singer, pp. 114-119
                                                                                                                                                                      10. Letter from Poland by David Grann, pp. 120-127
                                                                                                                                                                      11. Fiction: "Free Radicals" by Alice Munro, pp. 136-143
                                                                                                                                                                      12. Pop Music by Sasha Frere-Jones, pp. 144-147
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                                                                                                                                                                        Back-Chat, Funny Cracks by John Updike, pp. 148-152 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. At Swim-Two-Birds by Flann O'Brien
                                                                                                                                                                        2. The Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien
                                                                                                                                                                        3. The Poor Mouth by Flann O'Brien
                                                                                                                                                                        4. The Dalkey Archive by Flann O'Brien
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                                                                                                                                                                        Briefly Noted, p. 153 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. A Golden Age by Tahmima Anam
                                                                                                                                                                        2. People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
                                                                                                                                                                        3. The Cure Within by Anne Harrington
                                                                                                                                                                        4. Lucia by Andrea di Robilant
                                                                                                                                                                      15. The Art World by Peter Schjeldahl, pp. 154-156
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                                                                                                                                                                        The Current Cinema by Anthony Lane, pp. 157-170 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. In Bruges (2008 Film) by Martin McDonagh
                                                                                                                                                                        2. The Band's Visit (2007 Film) by Eran Kolirin
                                                                                                                                                                      17. "A Measuring Worm" by Richard Wilbur, pp. 78-83
                                                                                                                                                                      18. "The Magic Kingdom" by Kathleen Graber, pp. 108-113
                                                                                                                                                                      19. "The Saws" by Robert Pinsky, pp. 128-135
                                                                                                                                                                      20. Cover: "Eustace Tillarobama" by Rea Irvin
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                                                                                                                                                                      February 25, 2008 Issue = 21 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                      1. Goings On About Town, pp. 6-24
                                                                                                                                                                      2. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        The Talk of the Town (5 Items)
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Comment - Higher Standards by Hendrik Hertzberg, p. 25
                                                                                                                                                                        2. Wind On Capitol Hill - Juice by Ben McGrath, p. 26
                                                                                                                                                                        3. Ink - Say It All in Six Words by Lizzie Widdicombe, p. 27
                                                                                                                                                                        4. Preservation Society - The Kink by Nick Paumgarten, p. 28
                                                                                                                                                                        5. The Financial Page - The Stimulous Strategy by James Surowiecki, p. 29
                                                                                                                                                                      3. The Political Scene by Ryan Lizza, pp. 30-37
                                                                                                                                                                      4. Annals of American History by Paul Kramer, pp. 38-43
                                                                                                                                                                      5. A Reporter At Large by Michael Specter, pp. 44-47
                                                                                                                                                                      6. Life and Letters by Larissa Macfarquhar, pp. 54-59
                                                                                                                                                                      7. Fiction: "The Shelter of the World" by Salman Rushdie, pp. 64-71
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                                                                                                                                                                        A Critic At Large by David Denby, pp. 72-73 - 5 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Blood Simple (1984 Film) by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
                                                                                                                                                                        2. Barton Fink (1991 Film) by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
                                                                                                                                                                        3. Fargo (1996 Film) by Joel Coen
                                                                                                                                                                        4. The Big Lebowski (1998 Film) by Joel Coen
                                                                                                                                                                        5. No Country for Old Men (2007 Film) by Ethan Coen and Joel Coen
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                                                                                                                                                                        Briefly Noted, pp. 74-76 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. The Commoner by John Burnham Schwartz
                                                                                                                                                                        2. Beautiful Children by Charles Bock
                                                                                                                                                                        3. The Next Justice by Christopher L. Eisgruber
                                                                                                                                                                        4. The Lodger Shakespeare by Charles Nicholl
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                                                                                                                                                                        What Was I Thinking? by Elizabeth Kolbert, pp. 77-79 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely
                                                                                                                                                                        2. Nudge by Richard H. Thaler and Cass Sunstein
                                                                                                                                                                      11. The Theatre by Hilton Als, pp. 80-81
                                                                                                                                                                      12. The Art World by Peter Schjeldahl, pp. 82-85
                                                                                                                                                                      13. Musical Events by Alex Ross, pp. 86-87
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                                                                                                                                                                        The Current Cinema by Anthony Lane, pp. 88-96 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Jumper (2008 Film) by Doug Liman
                                                                                                                                                                        2. Be Kind Rewind (2008 Film) by Michel Gondry
                                                                                                                                                                      15. "Thrown" by Rae Armantrout, pp. 48-53
                                                                                                                                                                      16. "Chinese Poem" by J.D. McClatchy, pp. 60-63
                                                                                                                                                                      17. Cover: "Shelf Life" by Adrian Tomine
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                                                                                                                                                                      March 3, 2008 Issue = 22 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                      1. Goings On About Town, pp. 6-24
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                                                                                                                                                                        The Talk of the Town (5 Items)
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Comment - Fidel's Farewell by Alma Guillermoprieto, p. 25
                                                                                                                                                                        2. Words and Music - When In Pyongyang by Kate Julian, p. 26
                                                                                                                                                                        3. The Academy - Powder Room 101 by Ben McGrath, p. 27
                                                                                                                                                                        4. Girl Stuff - Have Gun by Lizzie Widdicombe, p. 28
                                                                                                                                                                        5. Rent - Dislodging F.S.G. by Rebecca Mead, p. 29
                                                                                                                                                                      3. Letter from Long Island by Calvin Trillin, pp. 30-33
                                                                                                                                                                      4. Shouts & Murmurs by Jack Handey, p. 41
                                                                                                                                                                      5. Annals of Science by Jim Holt, pp. 42-47
                                                                                                                                                                      6. Personal History by Honor Moore, pp. 48-57
                                                                                                                                                                      7. A Reporter At Large by Margaret Talbot, pp. 58-61
                                                                                                                                                                      8. Fiction: "Leaving for Kenosha" by Richard Ford, pp. 68-75
                                                                                                                                                                      9. Pop Music by Sasha Frere-Jones, pp. 76-78
                                                                                                                                                                      10. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        Notes from Underground by James Wood, p. 79 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. His Illegal Self by Peter Carey
                                                                                                                                                                        2. My Revolutions by Hari Kunzru
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                                                                                                                                                                        Briefly Noted, p. 83 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. A Person of Interest by Susan Choi
                                                                                                                                                                        2. The Age of Shiva by Manil Suri
                                                                                                                                                                        3. Charlatan by Pope Brock
                                                                                                                                                                        4. The African American National Biography by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, ...
                                                                                                                                                                      12. The Theatre by John Lahr, pp. 84-85
                                                                                                                                                                      13. On Television by Nancy Franklin, pp. 86-87
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                                                                                                                                                                        The Current Cinema by David Denby, pp. 88-94 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Vantage Point (2007 Film) by Pete Travis
                                                                                                                                                                        2. The Counterfeiters (2007 Film) by Stefan Ruzowitzky
                                                                                                                                                                        3. Definitely, Maybe (2008 Film) by Adam Brooks
                                                                                                                                                                      15. "Rain Light", pp. 34-40
                                                                                                                                                                      16. "A Single Autumn" by W.S. Merwin, pp. 62-67
                                                                                                                                                                      17. "Near Field" by W.S. Merwin, pp. 80-82
                                                                                                                                                                      18. Cover: "Fading" by Ana Juan
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                                                                                                                                                                      March 10, 2008 Issue = 20 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                      1. Goings On About Town, pp. 24-54
                                                                                                                                                                      2. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        The Talk of the Town (5 Items)
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Smoke on the Water by David Remnick, p. 55
                                                                                                                                                                        2. The Political Scene - Dream On by Ben McGrath, pp. 56-57
                                                                                                                                                                        3. Want Ad - Beautiful Minds by Lizzie Widdicombe, pp. 58-59
                                                                                                                                                                        4. Schmear Dept. - Everything, Everywhere by Michael Schulman, pp. 60-61
                                                                                                                                                                        5. The Financial Page - Home Economics by James Surowiecki, pp. 62-63
                                                                                                                                                                      3. Reflections: Secret Skin by Michael Chabon, pp. 64-69
                                                                                                                                                                      4. Our Local Correspondents by Judith Thurman, pp. 70-79
                                                                                                                                                                      5. Shouts & Murmurs by Ian Frazier, pp. 80-81
                                                                                                                                                                      6. On and Off the Avenue by Patricia Marx, pp. 82-87
                                                                                                                                                                      7. Profiles: The Other Obama by Lauren Collins, pp. 88-93
                                                                                                                                                                      8. Letter from Paris by John Colapinto, pp. 98-103
                                                                                                                                                                      9. Fiction: "Raj, Bohemian" by Hari Kunzru, pp. 108-115
                                                                                                                                                                      10. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        A Critic At Large by Janet Malcolm, pp. 116-119 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar
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                                                                                                                                                                        Scents and Sensibility by John Lanchester, pp. 120-122 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Perfumes: The Guide by Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez
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                                                                                                                                                                        Briefly Noted, p. 123 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Blood Kin by Ceridwen Dovey
                                                                                                                                                                        2. The Match by Romesh Gunesekera
                                                                                                                                                                        3. Wallace Stegner and the American West by Philip L. Fradkin
                                                                                                                                                                        4. The Race Card by Richard Thompson Ford
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                                                                                                                                                                        The Current Cinema by David Denby, pp. 124-148 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. The Bank Job (2008 Film) by Roger Donaldson
                                                                                                                                                                        2. Duchess of Langeais (2008 Film) by Jacques Rivette
                                                                                                                                                                      14. "Needle's Eye" by Dan Chiasson, pp. 94-97
                                                                                                                                                                      15. "History" by Stephen Dunn, pp. 104-107
                                                                                                                                                                      16. Cover: "Blossoms" by Ana Juan
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                                                                                                                                                                      March 17, 2008 Issue = 22 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                      1. Goings On About Town, pp. 8-30
                                                                                                                                                                      2. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        The Talk of the Town (5 Items)
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Comment - Condiment by Hendrik Hertzberg, p. 31
                                                                                                                                                                        2. Word of the Week - Fronting by Lauren Collins, p. 32
                                                                                                                                                                        3. The Fourth Estate - Just Like Us! by Lizzie Widdicombe, p. 33
                                                                                                                                                                        4. The Artistic Life - Last Lecture by Calvin Tomkins, p. 34
                                                                                                                                                                        5. The Financial Page - What Microloans Miss by James Surowiecki, p. 35
                                                                                                                                                                      3. The Political Scene by Ryan Lizza, pp. 36-40
                                                                                                                                                                      4. Life and Letters by Kennedy Fraser, pp. 41-45
                                                                                                                                                                      5. Shouts & Murmurs by Paul Slansky, pp. 46-47
                                                                                                                                                                      6. A Reporter At Large by Alec Wilkinson, pp. 48-52
                                                                                                                                                                      7. Our Far-Flung Correspondents by Adam Gopnik, pp. 56-63
                                                                                                                                                                      8. Fiction: "The Bell Ringer" by John Burnside, pp. 70-77
                                                                                                                                                                      9. A Critic At Large by John Lahr, pp. 78-82
                                                                                                                                                                      10. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        Briefly Noted, p. 83 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Sharp Teeth by Toby Barlow
                                                                                                                                                                        2. Johnny One-Eye by Jerome Charyn
                                                                                                                                                                        3. Ravens in the Storm by Carl Oglesby
                                                                                                                                                                        4. The Wagner Clan by Jonathan Carr
                                                                                                                                                                      11. Musical Events by Alex Ross, pp. 84-85
                                                                                                                                                                      12. The Art World by Peter Schjeldahl, pp. 86-87
                                                                                                                                                                      13. The Theatre by Hilton Als, pp. 88-89
                                                                                                                                                                      14. On Television by Jill Lepore, pp. 90-91
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                                                                                                                                                                        The Current Cinema by Anthony Lane, pp. 92-98 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Funny Games (1998 Film) by Michael Haneke
                                                                                                                                                                      16. "A Clean Slate" by Fred D'Aguiar, pp. 53-55
                                                                                                                                                                      17. "Terrible Things Are Happening..." by Maureen N. McLane, pp. 64-69
                                                                                                                                                                      18. Cover: "I'll Get It!" by Barry Blitt
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                                                                                                                                                                    Issues of Apr.-Jun. 2008 = 5 Issues, 102 Articles
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                                                                                                                                                                      May 26, 2008 Issue = 23 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                      1. Goings On About Town, pp. 6-24
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                                                                                                                                                                        The Talk of the Town (5 Items)
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Comment - In McCain's Court by Jeffrey Toobin, p. 25
                                                                                                                                                                        2. Field Studies - Power Hour by Lauren Collins, pp. 26-27
                                                                                                                                                                        3. Here To There Dept. - Ich Bin Ein M4 by Nick Paumgarten, p. 28
                                                                                                                                                                        4. On the Block - House Hunt by Paul Goldberger, p. 29
                                                                                                                                                                        5. The Financial Page - The Free-Trade Paradox by James Surowiecki, pp. 30-31
                                                                                                                                                                      3. Annals of Drinking by Joan Acocella, pp. 32-37
                                                                                                                                                                      4. Shouts & Murmurs by Woody Allen, pp. 38-39
                                                                                                                                                                      5. Profiles: Shadow Player by Calvin Tomkins, pp. 40-45
                                                                                                                                                                      6. The Political Scene by George Packer, pp. 46-52
                                                                                                                                                                      7. Our Local Correspondents by Ian Frazier, pp. 56-61
                                                                                                                                                                      8. Fiction: "The Full Glass" by John Updike, pp. 66-71
                                                                                                                                                                      9. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        After Empire by Ruth Franklin, pp. 72-76 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
                                                                                                                                                                      10. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        Briefly Noted, p. 77 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Bright Shiny Morning by James Frey
                                                                                                                                                                        2. The Gift of Rain by Tan Twan Eng
                                                                                                                                                                        3. The Fall and Rise of the Islamic State by Noah Feldman
                                                                                                                                                                        4. Governess by Ruth Brandon
                                                                                                                                                                      11. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        Beyond a Boundary by James Wood, pp. 78-79 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Netherland by Joseph O'Neill
                                                                                                                                                                      12. The Theatre by Hilton Als, pp. 82-83
                                                                                                                                                                      13. The Art World by Peter Schjeldahl, pp. 84-85
                                                                                                                                                                      14. On Television by Nancy Franklin, pp. 86-87
                                                                                                                                                                      15. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        The Current Cinema by Anthony Lane, pp. 88-92 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                                        1. The Edge of Heaven (2007 Film) by Fatih Akin
                                                                                                                                                                      16. "Looking Back on the Muckleshoot Reservation from Galisteo Street, Santa Fe" by Arthur Sze, pp. 53-55
                                                                                                                                                                      17. "Neck" by Sarah Arvio, pp. 62-65
                                                                                                                                                                      18. "Rain" by Don Paterson, pp. 80-81
                                                                                                                                                                      19. Cover: "Through the Wringer" by Peter de Seve
                                                                                                                                                                    2. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                      June 2, 2008 Issue = 16 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                      1. Goings On About Town, pp. 6-20
                                                                                                                                                                      2. The Talk of the Town by Hendrik Hertzberg, pp. 21-25
                                                                                                                                                                      3. Annals of Technology by Alec Wilkinson, pp. 26-33
                                                                                                                                                                      4. Shouts & Murmurs by Jenny Allen, pp. 34-35
                                                                                                                                                                      5. A Reporter At Large by Lawrence Wright, pp. 36-43
                                                                                                                                                                      6. The Political Scene by Jeffrey Toobin, pp. 54-59
                                                                                                                                                                      7. Fiction: "A Night at the Opera" by Janet Frame, pp. 64-67
                                                                                                                                                                      8. The Sky Line by Paul Goldberger, pp. 68-71
                                                                                                                                                                      9. A Critic At Large by Jonathan Rosen, pp. 72-76
                                                                                                                                                                      10. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        Briefly Noted, p. 77 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. We Are Now Beginning Our Descent by James Meek
                                                                                                                                                                        2. The Answer Is Always Yes by Monica Ferrell
                                                                                                                                                                        3. Sitting Bull by Bill Yenne
                                                                                                                                                                        4. Apples and Oranges by Marie Brenner
                                                                                                                                                                      11. Pop Music by Sasha Frere-Jones, pp. 78-79
                                                                                                                                                                      12. The Theatre by Hilton Als, pp. 80-81
                                                                                                                                                                      13. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        The Current Cinema by David Denby, pp. 82-86 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008 Film) by Steven Spielberg
                                                                                                                                                                      14. "The Crows at 3 A.M." by Stanley Plumly, pp. 44-53
                                                                                                                                                                      15. "Low" by Arda Collins, pp. 60-63
                                                                                                                                                                      16. Cover: "Foot in the Door" by Bob Staake
                                                                                                                                                                    3. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                      June 9, 2008 Issue = 27 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                      1. Goings On About Town, pp. 12-44
                                                                                                                                                                      2. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        The Talk of the Town (5 Items)
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Comment - Struggles by Philip Gourevitch, p. 45
                                                                                                                                                                        2. The Academy - Goombah 101 by Joan Acocella, pp. 46-47
                                                                                                                                                                        3. The Racetrack - Lucky People by Nick Paumgarten, pp. 48-49
                                                                                                                                                                        4. The Pictures - Digging by Mike Peed, pp. 50-51
                                                                                                                                                                        5. The Financial Page - All Together Now? by James Surowiecki, pp. 52-53
                                                                                                                                                                      3. Fiction: "Natasha" by Vladimir Nabokov, pp. 54-61
                                                                                                                                                                      4. Annals of Innovation by Elizabeth Kolbert, pp. 64-69
                                                                                                                                                                      5. Life and Letters by Haruki Murakami, pp. 72-77
                                                                                                                                                                      6. Fiction: "Tits-Up in a Ditch" by Annie Proulx, pp. 80-84
                                                                                                                                                                      7. Fiction: "Don't Cry" by Mary Gaitskill, pp. 96-99
                                                                                                                                                                      8. Communion by Uwem Akpan, pp. 62-63
                                                                                                                                                                      9. Winter Light by Tobias Wolff, pp. 70-71
                                                                                                                                                                      10. Crabs by Edwidge Danticat, pp. 78-79
                                                                                                                                                                      11. Mysteries of Flight by Mohammed Naseehu Ali, pp. 85-87
                                                                                                                                                                      12. Counting Pages by Allegra Goodman, pp. 90-95
                                                                                                                                                                      13. Hypocrites by George Saunders, pp. 100-101
                                                                                                                                                                      14. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        The Current Cinema by Anthony Lane, pp. 112-114 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Sex and the City - The Movie (2008 Film) by Michael Patrick King
                                                                                                                                                                      15. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        Briefly Noted, p. 115 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. The Book of Getting Even by Benjamin Taylor
                                                                                                                                                                        2. The Lost Daughter by Elena Ferrante
                                                                                                                                                                        3. The Strong Man by James Rosen
                                                                                                                                                                        4. Palestinian Walks by Raja Shehadeh
                                                                                                                                                                      16. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        Holiday In Hellmouth by James Wood, pp. 116-122 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                                        1. God's Problem by Bart D. Ehrman
                                                                                                                                                                      17. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        The Pound Error by Louis Menand, pp. 123-127 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Ezra Pound: A Portrait of the Man and His Work, Vol. I by A. David Moody
                                                                                                                                                                      18. Pop Music by Sasha Frere-Jones, pp. 128-129
                                                                                                                                                                      19. The Art World by Peter Schjeldahl, pp. 130-131
                                                                                                                                                                      20. On Television by Nancy Franklin, pp. 132-146
                                                                                                                                                                      21. "Dearborn Suite" by Philip Levine, pp. 88-89
                                                                                                                                                                      22. "Spring" by Gerald Stern, pp. 102-111
                                                                                                                                                                      23. Cover: "Book Lovers" by Adrian Tomine
                                                                                                                                                                    4. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                      June 23, 2008 Issue = 18 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                      1. Goings On About Town, pp. 6-20
                                                                                                                                                                      2. The Talk of the Town by Hendrik Hertzberg and David Remnick, pp. 21-27
                                                                                                                                                                      3. The Political Scene by Peter J. Boyer, pp. 28-35
                                                                                                                                                                      4. Shouts & Murmurs by George Saunders, pp. 36-37
                                                                                                                                                                      5. Annals of Technology by John Seabrook, pp. 38-45
                                                                                                                                                                      6. A Reporter At Large by Jon Lee Anderson, pp. 46-53
                                                                                                                                                                      7. Letter from Southern France by Judith Thurman, pp. 58-61
                                                                                                                                                                      8. Fiction: "The Headstrong Historian" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, pp. 68-75
                                                                                                                                                                      9. Jazz by Gary Giddins, pp. 76-78
                                                                                                                                                                      10. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        She's Not Herself by James Wood, pp. 79-80 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Atmospheric Disturbances by Rivka Galchen
                                                                                                                                                                      11. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        An Upstate Saga by John Updike, pp. 81-82 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                                        1. America America by Ethan Canin
                                                                                                                                                                      12. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        Briefly Noted, p. 83 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. The Last Campaign by Thurston Clarke
                                                                                                                                                                        2. McMafia by Misha Glenny
                                                                                                                                                                        3. Attachment by Isabel Fonseca
                                                                                                                                                                        4. The Sorrows of an American by Siri Hustvedt
                                                                                                                                                                      13. Dancing by Joan Acocella, pp. 84-85
                                                                                                                                                                      14. The Theatre by John Lahr, pp. 86-87
                                                                                                                                                                      15. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        The Current Cinema by David Denby, pp. 88-92 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Incredible Hulk (2008 Film) by Louis Leterrier
                                                                                                                                                                        2. You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2007 Film) by Dennis Dugan
                                                                                                                                                                      16. "A Frame" by J.D. McClatchy, pp. 54-57
                                                                                                                                                                      17. "Slow Drag Blues" by Kevin Young, pp. 62-67
                                                                                                                                                                      18. Cover: "Summer Job" by Bruce McCall
                                                                                                                                                                    5. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                      June 30, 2008 Issue = 18 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                      1. Goings On About Town, pp. 8-20
                                                                                                                                                                      2. The Talk of the Town by Dorothy Wickenden, pp. 21-27
                                                                                                                                                                      3. Annals of Religion by Frances FitzGerald, pp. 28-32
                                                                                                                                                                      4. Shouts & Murmurs by Simon Rich, p. 35
                                                                                                                                                                      5. Personal History by Andrea Lee, pp. 36-41
                                                                                                                                                                      6. The World of Business by Connie Bruck, pp. 42-47
                                                                                                                                                                      7. Annals of Medicine by Atul Gawande, pp. 58-65
                                                                                                                                                                      8. Fiction: "Deep-Holes" by Alice Munro, pp. 66-73
                                                                                                                                                                      9. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        Tiananmen's Wake by Pankaj Mishra, pp. 74-76 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Beijing Coma by Ma Jian
                                                                                                                                                                      10. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        Briefly Noted, p. 77 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. The Pact by Steven M. Gillon
                                                                                                                                                                        2. Austerity Britain, 1945-1951 by David Kynaston
                                                                                                                                                                        3. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
                                                                                                                                                                        4. Personal Days by Ed Park
                                                                                                                                                                      11. The Sky Line by Paul Goldberger, pp. 78-79
                                                                                                                                                                      12. The Theatre by John Lahr, pp. 80-81
                                                                                                                                                                      13. On Television by Nancy Franklin, pp. 82-83
                                                                                                                                                                      14. Dancing by Joan Acocella, pp. 84-85
                                                                                                                                                                      15. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        The Current Cinema by Anthony Lane, pp. 86-90 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Wanted (2008 Film) by Timur Bekmambetov
                                                                                                                                                                        2. The Happening (2008 Film) by M. Night Shyamalan
                                                                                                                                                                      16. Two Poems by Charles Wright, pp. 33-34
                                                                                                                                                                      17. "Propofol" by Karl Kirchwey, pp. 48-57
                                                                                                                                                                      18. Cover: "Subway Man" by Roz Chast
                                                                                                                                                                  3. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                    Issues of Jul.-Sep. 2008 = 11 Issues, 199 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                    1. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                      July 7, 2008 Issue = 20 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                      1. Goings On About Town, pp. 8-32
                                                                                                                                                                      2. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        The Talk of the Town (5 Items)
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Comment - Obama's Iraq Problem by George Packer, p. 33
                                                                                                                                                                        2. Thousand Words Dept. - By a Nose by Ben McGrath, pp. 34-35
                                                                                                                                                                        3. Back Pages Dept. - The Chill by Nick Paumgarten, pp. 36-37
                                                                                                                                                                        4. Annals of Naught - Nothing Doing by Roger Angell, pp. 38-39
                                                                                                                                                                        5. The Financial Page - Oily Speculations by James Surowiecki, pp. 40-41
                                                                                                                                                                      3. Onward and Upward With the Arts by Joan Acocella, pp. 42-48
                                                                                                                                                                      4. Shouts & Murmurs by David Owen, pp. 49-51
                                                                                                                                                                      5. A Critic At Large by Adam Gopnik, pp. 52-59
                                                                                                                                                                      6. Annals of National Security by Seymour M. Hersh, pp. 60-66
                                                                                                                                                                      7. A Reporter At Large by Elizabeth Kolbert, pp. 68-71
                                                                                                                                                                      8. Fiction: "Thirteen Hundred Rats" by T. Coraghessan Boyle, pp. 78-83
                                                                                                                                                                      9. A Critic Abroad by Alex Ross, pp. 84-91
                                                                                                                                                                      10. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        Cloudy Trophies by Adam Kirsch, pp. 92-94 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Posthumous Keats by Stanley Plumly
                                                                                                                                                                      11. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        Briefly Noted, p. 95 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. The Garden of Last Days by Andre Dubus III
                                                                                                                                                                        2. Breath by Tim Winton
                                                                                                                                                                        3. Kafka Comes to America by Steven T. Wax
                                                                                                                                                                        4. Collections of Nothing by William Davies King
                                                                                                                                                                      12. The Theatre by Hilton Als, pp. 96-97
                                                                                                                                                                      13. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        The Current Cinema by David Denby, pp. 98-106 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Hancock (2008 Film) by Peter Berg
                                                                                                                                                                        2. Tell No One (2006 Film) by Guillaume Canet
                                                                                                                                                                      14. "After Love" by Jack Gilbert, p. 67
                                                                                                                                                                      15. "Songs of a Season" by Maureen N. McLane, pp. 72-77
                                                                                                                                                                      16. Cover: "First Bath" by J.J. Sempe
                                                                                                                                                                    2. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                      July 21, 2008 Issue = 16 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                      1. Goings On About Town, pp. 6-26
                                                                                                                                                                      2. The Talk of the Town by Hendrik Hertzberg, pp. 27-31
                                                                                                                                                                      3. Annals of Science by Benjamin Wallace-Wells, pp. 32-38
                                                                                                                                                                      4. Shouts & Murmurs by Yoni Brenner, p. 39
                                                                                                                                                                      5. On and Off the Avenue by Patricia Marx, pp. 40-47
                                                                                                                                                                      6. The Political Scene by Ryan Lizza, pp. 48-50
                                                                                                                                                                      7. Lives and Letters by Jill Lepore, pp. 66-69
                                                                                                                                                                      8. Fiction: "Yurt" by Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, pp. 74-81
                                                                                                                                                                      9. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        Turf War by Elizabeth Kolbert, pp. 82-86 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                                        1. A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening, Adapted to North America by A.J. Downing
                                                                                                                                                                      10. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        Briefly Noted, p. 87 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. City of Thieves by David Benioff
                                                                                                                                                                        2. The Sister by Poppy Adams
                                                                                                                                                                        3. Night Wraps the Sky by Vladimir Mayakovsky and Michael Almereyda
                                                                                                                                                                        4. Bordeaux/Burgundy by Jean-Robert Pitte
                                                                                                                                                                      11. Musical Events by Alex Ross, pp. 88-89
                                                                                                                                                                      12. On Television by Nancy Franklin, pp. 90-91
                                                                                                                                                                      13. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        The Current Cinema by David Denby, pp. 92-98 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. The Dark Knight (2008 Film) by Christopher Nolan
                                                                                                                                                                        2. Wall-E (2008 Film) by Andrew Stanton
                                                                                                                                                                      14. "Courting Forgetfulness" by Robert Bly, pp. 51-65
                                                                                                                                                                      15. "Mary at the Tattoo Shop" by Marcus Jackson, pp. 70-73
                                                                                                                                                                      16. Cover: "The Politics of Fear" by Barry Blitt
                                                                                                                                                                    3. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                      July 28, 2008 Issue = 19 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                      1. Goings On About Town, pp. 8-22
                                                                                                                                                                      2. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        The Talk of the Town (5 Items)
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Comment - Loan Rangers by John Cassidy, p. 23
                                                                                                                                                                        2. Man's Best Friend Dept. - Scooped by Lauren Collins, p. 24
                                                                                                                                                                        3. On the Trail - First Timer by Jeffrey Toobin, p. 25
                                                                                                                                                                        4. Squatters - Obama's In-Box by Charles Bethea, p. 26
                                                                                                                                                                        5. The Financial Page - Sponsoring Recklessness by James Surowiecki, p. 27
                                                                                                                                                                      3. Letter from China by Evan Osnos, pp. 28-37
                                                                                                                                                                      4. Shouts & Murmurs by Paul Simms, pp. 38-39
                                                                                                                                                                      5. Annals of Science by Jonah Lehrer, pp. 40-47
                                                                                                                                                                      6. A Reporter At Large by David Samuels, pp. 48-55
                                                                                                                                                                      7. Personal History by Charles Van Doren, pp. 62-69
                                                                                                                                                                      8. Fiction: "The Teacher" by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, pp. 70-73
                                                                                                                                                                      9. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        The Current Cinema by Anthony Lane, pp. 78-80 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Mamma Mia! The Movie (2008 Film) by Phyllida Lloyd
                                                                                                                                                                        2. Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008 Film) by Eric Brevig
                                                                                                                                                                      10. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        Briefly Noted, p. 81 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Paradise Lost: Smyrna, 1922 by Giles Milton
                                                                                                                                                                        2. Cost by Roxana Robinson
                                                                                                                                                                      11. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        The Forgotten by James Wood, pp. 82-85 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                                        1. The Lazarus Project by Aleksandar Hemon
                                                                                                                                                                      12. The Theatre by Hilton Als, pp. 86-90
                                                                                                                                                                      13. "Never Mind" by Dorothea Tanning, pp. 56-61
                                                                                                                                                                      14. "Summer Evening by the Window with Psalms" by Yehuda Amichai, pp. 74-77
                                                                                                                                                                      15. Cover: "Summer Getaway" by Peter de Seve
                                                                                                                                                                    4. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                      August 4, 2008 Issue = 16 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                      1. Goings On About Town, pp. 6-22
                                                                                                                                                                      2. The Talk of the Town by Hendrik Hertzberg, pp. 23-27
                                                                                                                                                                      3. The Political Scene by Kelefa Sanneh, pp. 28-33
                                                                                                                                                                      4. Letter from India by William Dalrymple, pp. 34-40
                                                                                                                                                                      5. Shouts & Murmurs by Simon Rich, p. 41
                                                                                                                                                                      6. The Military Life by Ben McGrath, pp. 42-47
                                                                                                                                                                      7. Profiles: The Olympian by David Remnick, pp. 52-57
                                                                                                                                                                      8. Fiction: "Clara" by Roberto Bolano, pp. 64-67
                                                                                                                                                                      9. Books: Her Own Society by Judith Thurman, pp. 68-72
                                                                                                                                                                      10. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        Briefly Noted, p. 73 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Palace Council by Stephen L. Carter
                                                                                                                                                                        2. On a Day Like This by Peter Stamm
                                                                                                                                                                        3. The Night of the Gun by David Carr
                                                                                                                                                                        4. Universe of Stone by Philip Ball
                                                                                                                                                                      11. The Art World by Peter Schjeldahl, pp. 74-75
                                                                                                                                                                      12. Pop Music by Sasha Frere-Jones, pp. 76-77
                                                                                                                                                                      13. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        The Current Cinema by Anthony Lane, pp. 78-82 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                                        1. In Search of a Midnight Kiss (2007 Film) by Alex Holdridge
                                                                                                                                                                      14. "Ancient Anecdotage" by Kathryn Starbuck, pp. 48-51
                                                                                                                                                                      15. "Before the Storm" by Louise Gluck, pp. 58-63
                                                                                                                                                                      16. Cover: "Night Cap" by Kim DeMarco
                                                                                                                                                                    5. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                      August 11, 2008 Issue = 19 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                      1. Goings On About Town, pp. 6-26
                                                                                                                                                                      2. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        The Talk of the Town (5 Items)
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Comment - Changing Lanes by Elizabeth Kolbert, p. 27
                                                                                                                                                                        2. Matchmakers - Purpose-Driven Hyte by Lauren Collins, pp. 28-29
                                                                                                                                                                        3. Wind On Capitol Hill - Buddy Song by Lizzie Widdicombe, pp. 30-31
                                                                                                                                                                        4. The Boards - Hippie Rock by Michael Schulman, pp. 32-33
                                                                                                                                                                        5. The Financial Page - The Permission Problem by James Surowiecki, pp. 34-35
                                                                                                                                                                      3. Letter from Plant City, Florida by Anne Hull, pp. 36-39
                                                                                                                                                                      4. Shouts & Murmurs by Bruce McCall, p. 45
                                                                                                                                                                      5. Medical Dispatch by Jerome Groopman, pp. 46-55
                                                                                                                                                                      6. The Sporting Scene by Peter Hessler, pp. 56-59
                                                                                                                                                                      7. Annals of Crime by David Grann, pp. 66-79
                                                                                                                                                                      8. Fiction: "The Dinner Party" by Joshua Ferris, pp. 80-85
                                                                                                                                                                      9. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        A Critic At Large by Nicholas Lemann, pp. 86-92 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                                        1. The Process of Government by Arthur F. Bentley
                                                                                                                                                                      10. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        Briefly Noted, p. 93 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. The Delighted States by Adam Thirlwell
                                                                                                                                                                        2. Balanchine Variations by Nancy Goldner
                                                                                                                                                                        3. Spiral Jetta by Erin Hogan
                                                                                                                                                                        4. Callas Kissed Me...Lenny Too! by John Gruen
                                                                                                                                                                      11. On Television by Nancy Franklin, pp. 94-95
                                                                                                                                                                      12. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        The Current Cinema by David Denby, pp. 96-100 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008 Film) by Woody Allen
                                                                                                                                                                        2. Elegy (2007 Film) by Isabel Coixet
                                                                                                                                                                      13. "Attabled with the Spinning Years" by John Ashbery, pp. 40-44
                                                                                                                                                                      14. "Trouble" by Matthew Dickman, pp. 60-65
                                                                                                                                                                      15. Cover: "Future Memories" by J.J. Sempe
                                                                                                                                                                    6. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                      August 25, 2008 Issue = 17 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                      1. Goings On About Town, pp. 6-20
                                                                                                                                                                      2. The Talk of the Town by David Remnick, pp. 21-25
                                                                                                                                                                      3. Letter from Beijing by Anthony Lane, pp. 26-30
                                                                                                                                                                      4. Shouts & Murmurs by John Kenney, p. 31
                                                                                                                                                                      5. Personal History by John Adams, pp. 32-39
                                                                                                                                                                      6. Letter from Rangoon by George Packer, pp. 40-53
                                                                                                                                                                      7. Our Local Correspondents by Nick Paumgarten, pp. 56-60
                                                                                                                                                                      8. Fiction: "Awake" by Tobias Wolff, pp. 66-69
                                                                                                                                                                      9. The Sky Line by Paul Goldberger, pp. 70-73
                                                                                                                                                                      10. Musical Events by Alex Ross, pp. 74-75
                                                                                                                                                                      11. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        The Forbidden World by Joan Acocella, pp. 76-80 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Giordano Bruno: Philosopher/Heretic by Ingrid D. Rowland
                                                                                                                                                                      12. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        Briefly Noted, p. 81 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Black and White and Dead All Over by John Darnton
                                                                                                                                                                        2. Alfred and Emily by Doris Lessing
                                                                                                                                                                        3. The Challenge by Jonathan Mahler
                                                                                                                                                                        4. Traffic by Tom Vanderbilt
                                                                                                                                                                      13. On Television by Nancy Franklin, pp. 82-83
                                                                                                                                                                      14. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        The Current Cinema by Anthony Lane, pp. 84-88 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Tropic Thunder (2008 Film) by Ben Stiller
                                                                                                                                                                        2. A Girl Cut in Two (2007 Film) by Claude Chabrol
                                                                                                                                                                      15. "Isola Bella" by C.K. Stead, pp. 54-55
                                                                                                                                                                      16. "Here the Birds' Journey Ends" by Mahmoud Darwish, pp. 61-65
                                                                                                                                                                      17. Cover: "Swim, Swam, Swum" by Richard McGuire
                                                                                                                                                                    7. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                      September 1, 2008 Issue = 22 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                      1. Goings On About Town, pp. 18-52
                                                                                                                                                                      2. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        The Talk of the Town (5 Items)
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Comment - Attack-Dog Days by Hendrik Hertzberg, p. 53
                                                                                                                                                                        2. Mean Streets - Test Drive by Ben McGrath, pp. 54-55
                                                                                                                                                                        3. Studio Visit - Lost and Found by Lauren Collins, pp. 56-57
                                                                                                                                                                        4. Rah-Rah Dept. - Goooo, Sports! by Austin Kelley, pp. 58-59
                                                                                                                                                                        5. The Financial Page - That Uncertain Feeling by James Surowiecki, pp. 60-61
                                                                                                                                                                      3. The Political Scene by Ryan Lizza, pp. 62-67
                                                                                                                                                                      4. Letter from Beijing by Anthony Lane, pp. 68-73
                                                                                                                                                                      5. Annals of Retail by John Colapinto, pp. 74-83
                                                                                                                                                                      6. On and Off the Avenue by Patricia Marx, pp. 84-89
                                                                                                                                                                      7. Profiles: Enchanted by Ariel Levy, pp. 90-91
                                                                                                                                                                      8. Portfolio: Show People by Richard Avedon, pp. 99-105
                                                                                                                                                                      9. Onward and Upward With the Arts by Rebecca Mead, pp. 106-117
                                                                                                                                                                      10. Fiction: "Gorse Is Not People" by Janet Frame, pp. 118-120
                                                                                                                                                                      11. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        Makeup and Make-Believe by John Updike, pp. 124-128 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Max Factor by Fred E. Basten
                                                                                                                                                                      12. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        Briefly Noted, p. 129 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
                                                                                                                                                                        2. The End of Sleep by Rowan Somerville
                                                                                                                                                                        3. The Same Man by David Lebedoff
                                                                                                                                                                        4. Federico Fellini: The Book of Dreams by Tullio Kezich, Vittorio Boarini, and Federico Fellini, ...
                                                                                                                                                                      13. The Theatre by Hilton Als, pp. 130-131
                                                                                                                                                                      14. Pop Music by Sasha Frere-Jones, pp. 132-135
                                                                                                                                                                      15. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        The Current Cinema by David Denby, pp. 136-148 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. I Served the King of England (2006 Film) by Jiri Menzel
                                                                                                                                                                        2. Traitor (2008 Film) by Jeffrey Nachmanoff
                                                                                                                                                                      16. "We Did Not Make Ourselves" by Michael Dickman, pp. 92-98
                                                                                                                                                                      17. "Reunion" by Jeffrey Skinner, pp. 121-123
                                                                                                                                                                      18. Cover: "Object of Desire" by Ana Juan
                                                                                                                                                                    8. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                      September 8, 2008 Issue = 15 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                      1. Goings On About Town, pp. 6-18
                                                                                                                                                                      2. The Talk of the Town by David Remnick, pp. 19-23
                                                                                                                                                                      3. The Political Scene, pp. 24-28
                                                                                                                                                                      4. Shouts & Murmurs by Amy Ozols, pp. 32-33
                                                                                                                                                                      5. A Reporter At Large by Steve Coll, pp. 34-47
                                                                                                                                                                      6. Profiles: Why Me? by Ian Parker, pp. 48-51
                                                                                                                                                                      7. Fiction: "Face" by Alice Munro, pp. 58-67
                                                                                                                                                                      8. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        A Critic At Large by John Updike, pp. 68-74 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. William Maxwell: Later Novels and Stories by Christopher Carduff and William Maxwell
                                                                                                                                                                        2. William Maxwell: Early Novels and Stories by Christopher Carduff and William Maxwell
                                                                                                                                                                      9. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        Briefly Noted, p. 75 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff
                                                                                                                                                                        2. Twenty Fragments of a Ravenous Youth by Xiaolu Guo
                                                                                                                                                                        3. The Girl from Foreign by Sadia Shepard
                                                                                                                                                                        4. Anonymity by John Mullan
                                                                                                                                                                      10. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        The Homecoming by James Wood, pp. 76-78 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Home by Marilynne Robinson
                                                                                                                                                                      11. Musical Events by Alex Ross, pp. 79-81
                                                                                                                                                                      12. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        The Current Cinema by Anthony Lane, pp. 82-86 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Bangkok Dangerous (2008 Film) by Danny Pang and Oxide Pang Chun
                                                                                                                                                                        2. Mister Foe (2007 Film) by David Mackenzie
                                                                                                                                                                      13. "Beast Brutality" by Mary Jo Bang, pp. 29-31
                                                                                                                                                                      14. "The Clay Army" by Yusef Komunyakaa, pp. 52-57
                                                                                                                                                                      15. Cover: "McNopoly" by Mark Ulriksen
                                                                                                                                                                    9. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                      September 15, 2008 Issue = 20 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                      1. Goings On About Town, pp. 8-25
                                                                                                                                                                      2. Letter from Beijing by Peter Hessler, pp. 26-28
                                                                                                                                                                      3. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        The Talk of the Town (5 Items)
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Comment - Let It Rain by Hendrik Hertzberg, p. 29
                                                                                                                                                                        2. Dept. of Regeneration - Act Your Age by Lizzie Widdicombe, pp. 30-31
                                                                                                                                                                        3. Bronx Cheers - Dem Delegates by Raffi Khatchadourian, p. 32
                                                                                                                                                                        4. Good Fences Dept. - Naysayer by Ryan Lizza, p. 33
                                                                                                                                                                        5. The Financial Page - Equal Before Mammon by James Surowiecki, pp. 34-42
                                                                                                                                                                      4. Shouts & Murmurs by Paul Rudnick, p. 43
                                                                                                                                                                      5. Our Local Correspondents by Jennifer Kahn, pp. 44-51
                                                                                                                                                                      6. The Political Scene by Ariel Levy, pp. 52-57
                                                                                                                                                                      7. A Reporter At Large by Burkhard Bilger, pp. 62-70
                                                                                                                                                                      8. Fiction: "A Spoiled Man" by Daniyal Mueenuddin, pp. 74-83
                                                                                                                                                                      9. On Television by Nancy Franklin, pp. 84-86
                                                                                                                                                                      10. A Critic At Large by Claudia Roth Pierpont, pp. 87-92
                                                                                                                                                                      11. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        Briefly Noted, p. 93 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Man in the Dark by Paul Auster
                                                                                                                                                                        2. American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld
                                                                                                                                                                        3. The Angel of Grozny by Asne Seierstad
                                                                                                                                                                        4. Mrs. Woolf and the Servants by Alison Light
                                                                                                                                                                      12. Pop Music by Sasha Frere-Jones, pp. 94-95
                                                                                                                                                                      13. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        The Current Cinema by David Denby, pp. 96-138 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Burn After Reading (2008 Film) by Ethan Coen and Joel Coen
                                                                                                                                                                        2. Trouble the Water (2008 Film) by Tia Lessin and Carl Deal
                                                                                                                                                                      14. "The Gate of Horn" by L.S. Asekoff, pp. 58-61
                                                                                                                                                                      15. "The Eel" by Harry Clifton, pp. 71-73
                                                                                                                                                                      16. Cover: "New York Moment" by Eric Drooker
                                                                                                                                                                    10. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                      September 22, 2008 Issue = 17 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                      1. Goings On About Town, pp. 10-30
                                                                                                                                                                      2. The Talk of the Town by Steve Coll, pp. 31-35
                                                                                                                                                                      3. Letter from Moscow by David Remnick, pp. 36-39
                                                                                                                                                                      4. Shouts & Murmurs by George Saunders, pp. 44-45
                                                                                                                                                                      5. Arts and Letters by Adam Gopnik, pp. 46-51
                                                                                                                                                                      6. Profiles: Outside Man by John Colapinto, pp. 52-63
                                                                                                                                                                      7. Letter from Alaska by Philip Gourevitch, pp. 64-67
                                                                                                                                                                      8. Sketchbook: Thanks for the Memories by Mark Ulriksen, pp. 74-75
                                                                                                                                                                      9. Fiction: "The Noble Truths of Suffering" by Aleksandar Hemon, pp. 76-85
                                                                                                                                                                      10. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        President Tom's Cabin by Jill Lepore, pp. 86-90 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. The Hemingses of Monticello by Annette Gordon-Reed
                                                                                                                                                                        2. The Road to Monticello by Kevin J. Hayes
                                                                                                                                                                      11. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        Briefly Noted, p. 91 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Exit Music by Ian Rankin
                                                                                                                                                                        2. Something to Tell You by Hanif Kureishi
                                                                                                                                                                        3. The Other Half by Tom Buk-Swienty
                                                                                                                                                                        4. Vanity Fair: The Portraits by Graydon Carter
                                                                                                                                                                      12. The Art World by Peter Schjeldahl, pp. 92-93
                                                                                                                                                                      13. The Theatre by Hilton Als, pp. 94-95
                                                                                                                                                                      14. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        The Current Cinema by Anthony Lane, pp. 96-100 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. The Women (2008 Film) by Diane English
                                                                                                                                                                        2. Lakeview Terrace (2008 Film) by Neil LaBute
                                                                                                                                                                      15. "Names" by Marilyn Hacker, pp. 40-43
                                                                                                                                                                      16. Two Poems by Bob Dylan, pp. 68-73
                                                                                                                                                                      17. Cover: "The Race Is On" by Barry Blitt
                                                                                                                                                                    11. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                      September 29, 2008 Issue = 18 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                      1. Goings On About Town, pp. 8-24
                                                                                                                                                                      2. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        The Talk of the Town (5 Items)
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Comment - Bailing Out by John Cassidy, p. 25
                                                                                                                                                                        2. First Edition - Dial-A-Mag by Lizzie Widdicombe, pp. 26-27
                                                                                                                                                                        3. Dept. of Magical Thinking - Wiz Bucks by Nick Paumgarten, p. 28
                                                                                                                                                                        4. Postscript - David Foster Wallace by Deborah Treisman, p. 29
                                                                                                                                                                        5. The Financial Page - Public Humiliation by James Surowiecki, pp. 30-31
                                                                                                                                                                      3. Personal History by John le Carre, pp. 32-36
                                                                                                                                                                      4. Shouts & Murmurs by Andy Borowitz, p. 37
                                                                                                                                                                      5. Annals of Law by Jeffrey Toobin, pp. 38-47
                                                                                                                                                                      6. Portfolio: Service by Platon, pp. 48-63
                                                                                                                                                                      7. A Reporter At Large by William Finnegan, pp. 64-71
                                                                                                                                                                      8. Fiction: "Three" by Andrea Lee, pp. 72-74
                                                                                                                                                                      9. A Critic At Large by Louis Menand, pp. 80-90
                                                                                                                                                                      10. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        Briefly Noted, p. 91 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Indignation by Philip Roth
                                                                                                                                                                        2. The Road Home by Rose Tremain
                                                                                                                                                                        3. The War Within by Bob Woodward
                                                                                                                                                                        4. Hurry Down Sunshine by Michael Greenberg
                                                                                                                                                                      11. The Theatre by Hilton Als, pp. 92-93
                                                                                                                                                                      12. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        The Current Cinema by David Denby, pp. 94-98 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Appaloosa (2008 Film) by Ed Harris
                                                                                                                                                                        2. Righteous Kill (2008 Film) by Jon Avnet
                                                                                                                                                                      13. "The Virgin King" by John Ashbery, pp. 75-79
                                                                                                                                                                      14. Cover: "Downward Mobility" by Eric Drooker
                                                                                                                                                                  4. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                    Issues of Oct.-Dec. 2008 = 12 Issues, 237 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                    1. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                      October 6, 2008 Issue = 15 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                      1. Goings On About Town, pp. 8-30
                                                                                                                                                                      2. The Talk of the Town by John Cassidy, pp. 31-35
                                                                                                                                                                      3. The Political Scene by Peter J. Boyer, pp. 36-41
                                                                                                                                                                      4. Profiles: The Artist of the Portrait by Calvin Tomkins, pp. 42-49
                                                                                                                                                                      5. Life and Letters by Norman Mailer, pp. 50-58
                                                                                                                                                                      6. A Reporter At Large by Raffi Khatchadourian, pp. 64-73
                                                                                                                                                                      7. Fiction: "The Idiot President" by Daniel Alarcon, pp. 74-77
                                                                                                                                                                      8. Pop Music by Sasha Frere-Jones, pp. 82-84
                                                                                                                                                                      9. A Critic At Large by Adam Gopnik, pp. 85-90
                                                                                                                                                                      10. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        Briefly Noted, p. 91 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. The Given Day by Dennis Lehane
                                                                                                                                                                        2. The Good Thief by Hannah Tinti
                                                                                                                                                                        3. Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba by Tom Gjelten
                                                                                                                                                                        4. Unpacking the Boxes by Donald Hall
                                                                                                                                                                      11. The Theatre by John Lahr, pp. 92-93
                                                                                                                                                                      12. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        The Current Cinema by Anthony Lane, pp. 94-98 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Blindness (2008 Film) by Fernando Meirelles
                                                                                                                                                                        2. Rachel Getting Married (2008 Film) by Jonathan Demme
                                                                                                                                                                      13. "Tag" by Anne Carson, pp. 59-63
                                                                                                                                                                      14. "Romanesque" by Rosanna Warren, pp. 78-81
                                                                                                                                                                      15. Cover: "A Room with a View" by Barry Blitt
                                                                                                                                                                    2. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                      October 13, 2008 Issue = 19 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                      1. Goings On About Town, pp. 18-50
                                                                                                                                                                      2. The Talk of the Town, pp. 51-59
                                                                                                                                                                      3. A Reporter At Large by George Packer, pp. 60-73
                                                                                                                                                                      4. A Critic's Notebook by James Wood, pp. 74-75
                                                                                                                                                                      5. Letter from Crawford by Pamela Colloff, pp. 76-87
                                                                                                                                                                      6. Shouts & Murmurs by Paul Slansky, pp. 88-89
                                                                                                                                                                      7. Annals of Democracy by Jill Lepore, pp. 90-97
                                                                                                                                                                      8. Fiction: "Gold Boy, Emerald Girl" by Yiyun Li, pp. 98-109
                                                                                                                                                                      9. The Political Scene by Nicholas Lemann, pp. 110-114
                                                                                                                                                                      10. Profiles: The Oracle by Lauren Collins, pp. 122-127
                                                                                                                                                                      11. Set In Stone by Thomas Mallon, pp. 136-137
                                                                                                                                                                      12. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        Briefly Noted, p. 145 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. The Snowball by Alice Schroeder
                                                                                                                                                                        2. Capitol Men by Philip Dray
                                                                                                                                                                        3. Red State, Blue State, Rich State, Poor State by Andrew Gelman
                                                                                                                                                                        4. The Beautiful Soul of John Woolman, Apostle of Abolition by Thomas P. Slaughter
                                                                                                                                                                      13. Musical Events by Alex Ross, pp. 146-147
                                                                                                                                                                      14. The Theatre by John Lahr, pp. 148-150
                                                                                                                                                                      15. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        The Current Cinema by David Denby, pp. 151-168 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Body of Lies (2008 Film) by Ridley Scott
                                                                                                                                                                        2. Happy-Go-Lucky (2008 Film) by Mike Leigh
                                                                                                                                                                      16. "Electra Woman" by Bryan D. Dietrich, pp. 115-121
                                                                                                                                                                      17. "The Way" by Albert Goldbarth, pp. 128-135
                                                                                                                                                                      18. "Eclogue" by Spencer Reece, pp. 138-144
                                                                                                                                                                      19. Cover: "Face-Off" by Bob Staake
                                                                                                                                                                    3. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                      October 20, 2008 Issue = 24 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                      1. Goings On About Town, pp. 8-28
                                                                                                                                                                      2. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        The Talk of the Town (5 Items)
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Comment - Beyond the Palin by Hendrik Hertzberg, p. 29
                                                                                                                                                                        2. Dept of Finance - Freeze! by Nick Paumgarten, pp. 30-31
                                                                                                                                                                        3. Postcard from Japan - Campaign '08 Abroad by Dana Goodyear, pp. 32-33
                                                                                                                                                                        4. The Boards - New Kid by Lillian Ross, pp. 34-35
                                                                                                                                                                        5. The Financial Page - The Trust Crunch by James Surowiecki, pp. 36-37
                                                                                                                                                                      3. The Political Scene by Ryan Lizza, pp. 48-53
                                                                                                                                                                      4. Annals of Finance by James B. Stewart, pp. 54-57
                                                                                                                                                                      5. Fiction: "Sleep" by Roddy Doyle, pp. 76-79
                                                                                                                                                                      6. Annals of Culture by Malcolm Gladwell, pp. 38-44
                                                                                                                                                                      7. Life and Letters by John Updike, pp. 45-47
                                                                                                                                                                      8. Profiles: Zen Master by Dana Goodyear, pp. 66-67
                                                                                                                                                                      9. A Critic At Large by Jill Lepore, pp. 80-85
                                                                                                                                                                      10. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        Thumbspeak by Louis Menand, pp. 86-87 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Txtng: The Gr8 Db8 by David Crystal
                                                                                                                                                                      11. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        Place Settings by Elizabeth Kolbert, pp. 88-89 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Emily Post by Laura Claridge
                                                                                                                                                                        2. Etiquette by Emily Post
                                                                                                                                                                      12. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        Briefly Noted, p. 93 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
                                                                                                                                                                        2. The English Major by Jim Harrison
                                                                                                                                                                        3. The House at Sugar Beach by Helene Cooper
                                                                                                                                                                        4. Antoine's Alphabet by Jed Perl
                                                                                                                                                                      13. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        Fire and Ice by Jeffrey Frank, pp. 94-95 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                                        1. To Siberia by Per Petterson
                                                                                                                                                                      14. Dancing by Joan Acocella, pp. 96-97
                                                                                                                                                                      15. The Theatre by John Lahr, pp. 98-99
                                                                                                                                                                      16. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        The Current Cinema by Anthony Lane, pp. 100-104 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Filth and Wisdom (2008 Film) by Madonna
                                                                                                                                                                        2. RocknRolla (2008 Film) by Guy Ritchie
                                                                                                                                                                        3. What Just Happened? (2008 Film) by Barry Levinson
                                                                                                                                                                      17. "Poem by the Bridge at Ten-Shin" by Frederick Seidel, pp. 58-65
                                                                                                                                                                      18. "Mu Ch'i's Persimmons" by Gary Snyder, pp. 68-75
                                                                                                                                                                      19. "Nymph and Shepherd" by Donald Hall, pp. 90-92
                                                                                                                                                                      20. Cover: "Red Death on Wall Street" by Robert Risko
                                                                                                                                                                    4. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                      October 27, 2008 Issue = 18 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                      1. Goings On About Town, pp. 10-30
                                                                                                                                                                      2. The Talk of the Town by Steve Coll, pp. 31-37
                                                                                                                                                                      3. The Political Game by Jane Mayer, pp. 38-42
                                                                                                                                                                      4. Shouts & Murmurs by David Sedaris, pp. 43-44
                                                                                                                                                                      5. The Campaign Trail by Raffi Khatchadourian, pp. 45-51
                                                                                                                                                                      6. Letter from Zimbabwe by Jon Lee Anderson, pp. 54-61
                                                                                                                                                                      7. A Critic At Large by Claudia Roth Pierpont, pp. 66-73
                                                                                                                                                                      8. Fiction: "The Boy Who Had Never Seen the Sea" by J.M.G. Le Clezio, pp. 74-81
                                                                                                                                                                      9. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        Dutch Master by Peter Schjeldahl, pp. 82-86 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                                        1. The Forger's Spell by Edward Dolnick
                                                                                                                                                                      10. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        Briefly Noted, p. 87 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. George, Being George by Nelson W. Aldrich, Jr.
                                                                                                                                                                        2. Factory Girls by Leslie T. Chang
                                                                                                                                                                        3. Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh
                                                                                                                                                                        4. Godchildren by Nicholas Coleridge
                                                                                                                                                                      11. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        Death Takes a Holiday by James Wood, pp. 88-91 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Death with Interruptions by Jose Saramago
                                                                                                                                                                      12. Musical Events by Alex Ross, pp. 92-93
                                                                                                                                                                      13. On Television by Kelefa Sanneh, pp. 94-95
                                                                                                                                                                      14. The Theatre by Hilton Als, pp. 96-97
                                                                                                                                                                      15. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        The Current Cinema by David Denby, pp. 98-102 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. W. (2008 Film) by Oliver Stone
                                                                                                                                                                        2. Changeling (2008 Film) by Clint Eastwood
                                                                                                                                                                      16. "The Crossing" by Gerald Stern, pp. 52-53
                                                                                                                                                                      17. "Learning to Make an Oud in Nazareth" by Ruth Padel, pp. 62-65
                                                                                                                                                                      18. Cover: "With Dignity" by Richard McGuire
                                                                                                                                                                    5. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                      November 3, 2008 Issue = 26 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                      1. Goings On About Town, pp. 14-44
                                                                                                                                                                      2. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        The Talk of the Town (5 Items)
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Comment - Like Socialism by Hendrik Hertzberg, p. 45
                                                                                                                                                                        2. Sixty Seconds - Couch Potato Politics by John Seabrook, p. 46
                                                                                                                                                                        3. Dance Dept. - Newcomer by Joan Acocella, pp. 47-48
                                                                                                                                                                        4. Take a Number - Pocketbooks in the Park by Lauren Collins, p. 49
                                                                                                                                                                        5. The Financial Page - Greasing the Slide by James Surowiecki, pp. 50-51
                                                                                                                                                                      3. The Political Scene by Connie Bruck, pp. 52-63
                                                                                                                                                                      4. Dept. of Disputation by Margaret Talbot, pp. 64-69
                                                                                                                                                                      5. Letter from Rome by Alexander Stille, pp. 70-77
                                                                                                                                                                      6. Annals of Technology by Tom Bissell, pp. 78-84
                                                                                                                                                                      7. Fiction: "The Fat Man's Race" by Louise Erdrich, p. 85
                                                                                                                                                                      8. The Funnies, pp. 88-93
                                                                                                                                                                      9. Sketchbook: "Red, New York, and Blue" by Steve Brodner, pp. 94-95
                                                                                                                                                                      10. "What I'll Miss About George W." by Mike Luckovich, pp. 96-97
                                                                                                                                                                      11. "Inside the Political Machine" by Bruce McCall, pp. 98-99
                                                                                                                                                                      12. Cartoon I.Q. Test, pp. 100-101
                                                                                                                                                                      13. "Don't Talk with Yer Mouth Full" by Aline Crumb, Sophie Crumb, and R. Crumb, pp. 102-105
                                                                                                                                                                      14. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        Works On Paper by Dan Chiasson, pp. 106-110 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Words in Air by Thomas Travisano, Saskia Hamilton, and Elizabeth Bishop, ...
                                                                                                                                                                      15. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        Briefly Noted, p. 111 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Tamara Drewe by Posy Simmonds
                                                                                                                                                                        2. The Burma Chronicles by Guy Delisle
                                                                                                                                                                        3. Bat-Manga! by Chip Kidd, Geoff Spear, and Saul Ferris
                                                                                                                                                                        4. The Nancy Book by Joe Brainard
                                                                                                                                                                      16. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        Dreamy Wilderness by John Updike, pp. 112-113 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                                        1. A Mercy by Toni Morrison
                                                                                                                                                                      17. The Art World by Peter Schjeldahl, pp. 114-115
                                                                                                                                                                      18. The Theatre by Hilton Als, pp. 116-118
                                                                                                                                                                      19. Dancing by Joan Acocella, pp. 119-121
                                                                                                                                                                      20. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        The Current Cinema by Anthony Lane, pp. 122-128 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Synecdoche, New York (2008 Film) by Charlie Kaufman
                                                                                                                                                                        2. High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008 Film) by Kenny Ortega
                                                                                                                                                                      21. "Alba" by W.S. Merwin, pp. 86-87
                                                                                                                                                                      22. Cover: "A True Scare" by Carter Goodrich
                                                                                                                                                                    6. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                      November 10, 2008 Issue = 22 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                      1. Goings On About Town, pp. 8-28
                                                                                                                                                                      2. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        The Talk of the Town (5 Items)
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Comment - The Test by Steve Coll, p. 29
                                                                                                                                                                        2. Alaska Postcard - Baked by Philip Gourevitch, pp. 30-31
                                                                                                                                                                        3. On Wall Street - Tombstones by Lizzie Widdicombe, pp. 32-33
                                                                                                                                                                        4. The Boards - Theatre of War by Rebecca Mead, p. 34
                                                                                                                                                                        5. The Financial Page - Everyone's Watching by James Surowiecki, p. 35
                                                                                                                                                                      3. Annals of Business by Malcolm Gladwell, pp. 36-41
                                                                                                                                                                      4. Shouts & Murmurs by Woody Allen, pp. 42-43
                                                                                                                                                                      5. Letter from Mexico by Alma Guillermoprieto, pp. 44-47
                                                                                                                                                                      6. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        Profiles: The Bright Side by Ian Parker, pp. 52-58 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Hot, Flat, and Crowded by Thomas L. Friedman
                                                                                                                                                                      7. A Reporter At Large by John Seabrook, pp. 64-73
                                                                                                                                                                      8. Fiction: "Leopard" by Wells Tower, pp. 74-76
                                                                                                                                                                      9. A Critic At Large by John Lanchester, pp. 80-84
                                                                                                                                                                      10. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        Briefly Noted, p. 85 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. The Only Son by Stephane Audeguy
                                                                                                                                                                        2. Two Marriages by Phillip Lopate
                                                                                                                                                                        3. Nights in Pink Motel by Robert Earle
                                                                                                                                                                        4. The Chicagoan by Neil Harris
                                                                                                                                                                      11. Pop Music by Sasha Frere-Jones, pp. 86-87
                                                                                                                                                                      12. The Theatre by Hilton Als, pp. 88-89
                                                                                                                                                                      13. The Art World by Peter Schjeldahl, pp. 90-91
                                                                                                                                                                      14. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        The Current Cinema by David Denby, pp. 92-100 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008 Film) by Kevin Patrick Smith
                                                                                                                                                                        2. I've Loved You So Long (2008 Film) by Philippe Claudel
                                                                                                                                                                      15. "From This to That" by Eamon Grennan, pp. 48-51
                                                                                                                                                                      16. "Summer at Blue Creek, North Carolina" by Jack Gilbert, pp. 59-63
                                                                                                                                                                      17. "Prayers" by Rae Armantrout, pp. 77-79
                                                                                                                                                                      18. Cover: "A Very Long Tunnel" by Brian Stauffer
                                                                                                                                                                    7. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                      November 17, 2008 Issue = 16 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                      1. Goings On About Town, pp. 14-38
                                                                                                                                                                      2. The Talk of the Town by Hendrik Hertzberg, pp. 39-45
                                                                                                                                                                      3. Letter from Washington by Ryan Lizza, pp. 46-55
                                                                                                                                                                      4. The Campaign Trail by David Grann, pp. 56-61
                                                                                                                                                                      5. A Reporter At Large by David Remnick, pp. 68-81
                                                                                                                                                                      6. The Political Scene by George Packer, pp. 84-91
                                                                                                                                                                      7. Fiction: "Lostronaut" by Jonathan Lethem, pp. 92-99
                                                                                                                                                                      8. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        The Child Trap by Joan Acocella, pp. 100-104 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. A Nation of Wimps by Hara Estroff Marano
                                                                                                                                                                        2. Under Pressure by Carl Honore
                                                                                                                                                                        3. Men to Boys by Gary Cross
                                                                                                                                                                      9. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        Briefly Noted, p. 105 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. 2666~~Twenty-Six Sixty-Six by Roberto Bolano
                                                                                                                                                                        2. The Northern Clemency by Philip Hensher
                                                                                                                                                                        3. Remix by Lawrence Lessig
                                                                                                                                                                        4. The City's End by Max Page
                                                                                                                                                                      10. The Theatre by John Lahr, pp. 106-107
                                                                                                                                                                      11. Dancing by Joan Acocella, pp. 108-109
                                                                                                                                                                      12. The Art World by Peter Schjeldahl, pp. 110-113
                                                                                                                                                                      13. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        The Current Cinema by Anthony Lane, pp. 114-118 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Quantum of Solace (2008 Film) by Marc Forster
                                                                                                                                                                      14. "The Coffin Store" by C.K. Williams, pp. 62-67
                                                                                                                                                                      15. "Exxon" by Robert Wrigley, pp. 82-83
                                                                                                                                                                      16. Cover: "Reflection" by Bob Staake
                                                                                                                                                                    8. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                      November 24, 2008 Issue = 24 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                      1. Goings On About Town, pp. 14-38
                                                                                                                                                                      2. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        The Talk of the Town (5 Items)
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Comment - Midnight Hour by Elizabeth Kolbert, p. 39
                                                                                                                                                                        2. First Moving Day - Relations by Lauren Collins, pp. 40-41
                                                                                                                                                                        3. Home Visit - Soup With Prince by Claire Hoffman, pp. 42-43
                                                                                                                                                                        4. Commodities - Financial Instruments by Daniel Menaker, pp. 44-45
                                                                                                                                                                        5. The Financial Page - The Perils of Efficiency by James Surowiecki, pp. 46-47
                                                                                                                                                                      3. Ohio Postcard by Peter J. Boyer, pp. 48-53
                                                                                                                                                                      4. Letter from China by Fuchsia Dunlop, pp. 54-61
                                                                                                                                                                      5. Shouts & Murmurs by Jack Handey, pp. 62-63
                                                                                                                                                                      6. Dept. of Gastronomy by Calvin Trillin, pp. 64-69
                                                                                                                                                                      7. Our Far-Flung Correspondents by Todd Oppenheimer, pp. 70-81
                                                                                                                                                                      8. Personal History by Mimi Sheraton, pp. 82-85
                                                                                                                                                                      9. Annals of Drinking by Burkhard Bilger, pp. 86-89
                                                                                                                                                                      10. Profiles: The Hungry Travellres by Jane Kramer, pp. 100-107
                                                                                                                                                                      11. Fiction: "Ghosts" by Edwidge Danticat, pp. 108-113
                                                                                                                                                                      12. Life and Letters by John Lahr, pp. 114-115
                                                                                                                                                                      13. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        Briefly Noted, p. 121 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. A Day at el Bulli by Ferran Adria
                                                                                                                                                                        2. Swindled by Bee Wilson
                                                                                                                                                                        3. A Revolution in Taste by Susan Pinkard
                                                                                                                                                                        4. Amarcord by Marcella Hazan
                                                                                                                                                                      14. On Television by Kelefa Sanneh, pp. 122-123
                                                                                                                                                                      15. Pop Music by Sasha Frere-Jones, pp. 124-127
                                                                                                                                                                      16. The Art World by Peter Schjeldahl, pp. 128-129
                                                                                                                                                                      17. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        The Current Cinema by Anthony Lane, pp. 130-140 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Slumdog Millionaire (2008 Film) by Danny Boyle and Loveleen Tandan
                                                                                                                                                                        2. A Christmas Tale (2008 Film) by Arnaud Desplechin
                                                                                                                                                                      18. "The Bridgetower" by Rita Dove, pp. 90-99
                                                                                                                                                                      19. "Master of Disguises" by Charles Simic, pp. 116-120
                                                                                                                                                                      20. Cover: "Harvest Display" by Wayne Thiebaud
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                                                                                                                                                                      December 1, 2008 Issue = 15 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                      1. Goings On About Town, pp. 10-26
                                                                                                                                                                      2. The Talk of the Town by Hendrik Hertzberg, pp. 27-33
                                                                                                                                                                      3. Personal History by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., pp. 34-38
                                                                                                                                                                      4. Shouts & Murmurs by Bruce McCall, p. 39
                                                                                                                                                                      5. Letter from West Hollywood by Amanda Fortini, pp. 40-47
                                                                                                                                                                      6. A Reporter At Large by John Cassidy, pp. 48-57
                                                                                                                                                                      7. Fiction: "In Other Rooms, Other Wonders" by Daniyal Mueenuddin, pp. 64-69
                                                                                                                                                                      8. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        The Current Cinema by David Denby, pp. 74-76 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Milk (2008 Film) by Gus Van Sant
                                                                                                                                                                        2. Twilight (2008 Film) by Catherine Hardwicke
                                                                                                                                                                      9. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        Wounder and Wounded by James Wood, pp. 77-80 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                                        1. The World Is What It Is by Patrick French
                                                                                                                                                                      10. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        Briefly Noted, p. 81 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Serena by Ron Rash
                                                                                                                                                                        2. Driftless by David Rhodes
                                                                                                                                                                        3. Hitler's Private Library by Timothy W. Ryback
                                                                                                                                                                        4. The Secret Life of Words by Henry Hitchings
                                                                                                                                                                      11. Pop Music by Sasha Frere-Jones, pp. 82-84
                                                                                                                                                                      12. The Theatre by Hilton Als, pp. 85-90
                                                                                                                                                                      13. "Signing Ceremony" by Clive James, pp. 58-63
                                                                                                                                                                      14. "Peace" by Stanley Moss, pp. 70-73
                                                                                                                                                                      15. Cover: "Family Gathering" by Harry Bliss
                                                                                                                                                                    10. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                      December 8, 2008 Issue = 20 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                      1. Goings On About Town, pp. 12-34
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                                                                                                                                                                        The Talk of the Town (5 Items)
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Comment - Car Talk by Elizabeth Kolbert, p. 35
                                                                                                                                                                        2. Dept. of Visualization - The Pits by Nick Paumgarten, pp. 36-37
                                                                                                                                                                        3. At the Rink - From Russia by Alec Wilkinson, p. 38
                                                                                                                                                                        4. Dept. of Moonlighting - Ballad of the Bubble by Rebecca Rothbaum, p. 39
                                                                                                                                                                        5. The Financial Page - Enter, Pursued by a Bear by James Surowiecki, pp. 40-41
                                                                                                                                                                      3. Letter from Pashmul by Graeme Wood, pp. 42-49
                                                                                                                                                                      4. Shouts & Murmurs by Jenny Allen, pp. 50-53
                                                                                                                                                                      5. On and Off the Avenue by Patricia Marx, pp. 54-59
                                                                                                                                                                      6. Profiles: Outside Agitator by Larissa MacFarquhar, pp. 60-65
                                                                                                                                                                      7. Our Local Correspondents by Ian Frazier, pp. 72-77
                                                                                                                                                                      8. Fiction: "Waiting" by Amos Oz, pp. 82-89
                                                                                                                                                                      9. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        A Critic At Large by Adam Gopnik, pp. 90-96 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Samuel Johnson: A Biography by Peter Martin
                                                                                                                                                                        2. Samuel Johnson: The Struggle by Jeffrey Meyers
                                                                                                                                                                      10. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        Briefly Noted, p. 97 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Rimbaud by Edmund White
                                                                                                                                                                        2. The Man Who Believed He Was King of France by Tommaso di Carpegna Falconieri
                                                                                                                                                                        3. I See You Everywhere by Julia Glass
                                                                                                                                                                        4. Clash of Civilizations Over an Elevator in Piazza Vittorio by Amara Lakhous
                                                                                                                                                                      11. Dancing by Joan Acocella, pp. 98-99
                                                                                                                                                                      12. On Television by Nancy Franklin, pp. 100-101
                                                                                                                                                                      13. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        The Current Cinema by David Denby, pp. 102-106 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Frost/Nixon (2008 Film) by Ron Howard
                                                                                                                                                                        2. Australia (2008 Film) by Baz Luhrmann
                                                                                                                                                                      14. "As I Was Saying" by Bob Hicok, pp. 66-71
                                                                                                                                                                      15. "Terza Rima" by Richard Wilbur, pp. 78-81
                                                                                                                                                                      16. Cover: "Vetting" by Barry Blitt
                                                                                                                                                                    11. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                      December 15, 2008 Issue = 15 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                      1. Goings On About Town, pp. 10-28
                                                                                                                                                                      2. The Talk of the Town by George Packer, pp. 29-35
                                                                                                                                                                      3. Annals of Education by Malcolm Gladwell, pp. 36-42
                                                                                                                                                                      4. Shouts & Murmurs by Larry Doyle, p. 43
                                                                                                                                                                      5. Personal History by Roger Rosenblatt, pp. 44-49
                                                                                                                                                                      6. A Reporter At Large by David Samuels, pp. 50-53
                                                                                                                                                                      7. Profiles: Marching Through Georgia by Wendell Steavenson, pp. 64-68
                                                                                                                                                                      8. Fiction: "The Woman of the House" by William Trevor, pp. 74-81
                                                                                                                                                                      9. A Critic At Large by Alex Ross, pp. 82-87
                                                                                                                                                                      10. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        Like Men Betrayed by James Wood, pp. 88-92 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
                                                                                                                                                                      11. Books from Our Pages, p. 93
                                                                                                                                                                      12. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        The Current Cinema by Anthony Lane, pp. 94-102 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. The Wrestler (2008 Film) by Darren Aronofsky
                                                                                                                                                                        2. The Reader (2008 Film) by Stephen Daldry
                                                                                                                                                                        3. Doubt (2008 Film) by John Patrick Shanley
                                                                                                                                                                      13. "My Autopsy" by Michael Dickman, pp. 54-63
                                                                                                                                                                      14. "Acting Like a Tree" by Jonathan Aaron, pp. 69-73
                                                                                                                                                                      15. Cover: "Green Christmas" by Marcellus Hall
                                                                                                                                                                    12. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                      December 22, 2008 Issue = 23 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                      1. Goings On About Town, pp. 16-40
                                                                                                                                                                      2. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        The Talk of the Town (5 Items)
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Comment - Appointments by Hendrik Hertzberg, p. 41
                                                                                                                                                                        2. Getting and Spending - Brown Baggers by Lauren Collins, pp. 42-43
                                                                                                                                                                        3. The Bench - Retrial by Lizzie Widdicombe, pp. 44-45
                                                                                                                                                                        4. Friendly Fire Dept. - Notorious by Ben McGrath, pp. 46-47
                                                                                                                                                                        5. The Financial Page - News You Can Lose by James Surowiecki, pp. 48-49
                                                                                                                                                                      3. American Notes by Mark Twain, pp. 50-51
                                                                                                                                                                      4. Fiction: "Another Manhattan" by Donald Antrim, pp. 52-56
                                                                                                                                                                      5. Letter from Japan by Dana Goodyear, pp. 62-68
                                                                                                                                                                      6. Fiction: "Some Women" by Alice Munro, pp. 69-75
                                                                                                                                                                      7. Fiction: "Meeting with Enrique Lihn" by Roberto Bolano, pp. 78-81
                                                                                                                                                                      8. Personal History by Zadie Smith, pp. 82-88
                                                                                                                                                                      9. Fiction: "The Gangsters" by Colson Whitehead, pp. 90-103
                                                                                                                                                                      10. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        The Book of Lists by Darryl Pinckney, pp. 104-108 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Reborn: Journals and Notebooks, 1947-1963 by Susan Sontag and David Rieff
                                                                                                                                                                      11. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        Briefly Noted, p. 109 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. New Lives by Ingo Schulze
                                                                                                                                                                        2. Chicago by Alaa al Aswany
                                                                                                                                                                        3. The Borgias and Their Enemies, 1431-1519 by Christopher Hibbert
                                                                                                                                                                        4. A Great Idea at the Time by Alex Beam
                                                                                                                                                                      12. On Television by Nancy Franklin, pp. 110-111
                                                                                                                                                                      13. The Art World by Peter Schjeldahl, pp. 112-113
                                                                                                                                                                      14. The Theatre by John Lahr, pp. 114-115
                                                                                                                                                                      15. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                        The Current Cinema by David Denby, pp. 116-126 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                        1. Revolutionary Road (2008 Film) by Sam Mendes
                                                                                                                                                                        2. Gran Torino (2008 Film) by Clint Eastwood
                                                                                                                                                                        3. The Class (2008 Film) by Tanya L. McKay
                                                                                                                                                                      16. "Thread" by Dan Chiasson, pp. 57-61
                                                                                                                                                                      17. "The Fifth Season" by Arthur Vogelsang, pp. 76-77
                                                                                                                                                                      18. "Greeting, Friends!" by Roger Angell, p. 89
                                                                                                                                                                      19. Cover: "Minimalist Christmas" by Bob Staake
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                                                                                                                                                                  Issues of 2009 = 42 Issues, 823 Articles
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                                                                                                                                                                  Issues of the 2010s = 1 Year, 3 Issues, 50 Articles
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                                                                                                                                                                    Issues of 2010 = 3 Issues, 50 Articles