"Read It and Weep" by Adam Gopnik: What we can learn from Pres. Bush's vacation reading list.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Tear, Slap, Clack" by Susan Sheehan: The intricacies of NetFlix's DVD delivery system.
DEPT. OF HUMAN RESOURCES
"The Risk Pool" by Malcolm Gladwell: What's behind Ireland's economic miracle and G.M.'s financial crisis?
ANNALS OF MATHEMATICS
"Manifold Destiny" by Sylvia Nasar and David Gruber: A legendary problem and the battle over who solved it.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Borderlines" by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Factotum, starring Matt Dillon, and the documentary This Film Is Not Yet Rated.