"Distraction" by Hendrik Hertzberg: Political pageantry and the gay marriage debate.
A REPORTER AT LARGE
"Watching the Waterfront" by William Finnegan: Mobsters, terrorists, and the docks of New York Harbor.
SHOUTS & MURMURS
"I'm Afraid I Have Some Bad News" by Larry Doyle: An unsound medical opinion for you.
A NEUROLOGIST'S NOTEBOOK
"Stereo Sue" by Oliver Sacks: Why two eyes are better than one.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Engine Trouble" by Anthony Lane: Pixar's Cars and the Brazilian Lower City.