"Veep Doo-Doo" by Hendrik Hertzberg: Sizing up Vice President Dick Cheney.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Locals" by Ben McGrath: New Haven gets a new deck of trading cards.
OUR FAR-FLUNG CORRESPONDENTS
"Green Gold" by Jack Turner: The new absinthe craze.
SHOUTS & MURMURS
"Official New 7 Wonders of the World Ballot" by Bruce McCall: Sharpen your pencils and recommend some new wonders.
A REPORTER AT LARGE
"Political Science" by Michael Specter: The White House vs. the laboratory.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Telling Tales" by Anthony Lane: The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things, and Woman is the Future of Man.