"So Long Joe", by Roger Angell: The end of the Joe Torre era.
POSTCARD FROM CALIFORNIA
"The Fires", by Dana Goodyear: California ablaze.
"Condi's Party Starter", by Jesse Lichtenstein: The State Department's diplomat-in-training.
ONWARD AND UPWARD WITH THE ARTS
"Future Reading", by Anthony Grafton: Dreams of a universal library.
"The Dog", by Roddy Doyle: On hair issues.
"Running on Fumes", by Elizabeth Kolbert: Is there any hope for the automobile?
THE ART WORLD
"All Souls", by Peter Schjeldahl: The cult of Frida Kahlo.
"The Endless Scroll", by Alex Ross: Philip Glass's new works.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Drug Warriors", by David Denby: A review of the new film American Gangster.