"Name Calling" by George Packer: The Bush Administration rebrands the war on terror.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Let's Go: Libel" by Jeffrey Toobin: The British courts offer easy pickings for libel complaints.
ANNALS OF POLITICS
"Minority Retort" by Elsa Walsh: How Harry Reid - a pro-gun, anti-abortion Nevadan - leads the Senate's Democrats.
SHOUTS & MURMURS
"What I'd Say to the Martians" by Jack Handey: A captive Earthling vents.
ANNALS OF COMMUNICATIONS
"The Dawn Patrol" by Ken Auletta: Katie, Matt, Diane and Charlie battle it out in the morning TV wars.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Loners" by David Denby: Reviews of Broken Flowers, starring Bill Murray and Werner Herzog's new documentary, Grizzly Man.