THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Troubled Waters Over Oil" by James Surowiecki; On the dynamic between rising oil prices and Iran's image.
"Analysts Unspooled" by Adam Green; A psychiatrist analyzes memorable doctors in cinema.
ONWARD AND UPWARD WITH THE ARTS
"The Origami Lab" by Susan Orlean; A profile of Robert Lang, a physicist who gave it all up for origami.
A REPORTER AT LARGE
"The Castaways" by Marc Singer; Three Mexican fishermen become stranded in the Pacific for 9 months.
THE CRITICS: POP MUSIC
"Big Time" by Sasha Frere-Jones; A review of the new album from the highly acclaimed Arcade Fire.