"Ask the Iraqis", by Lawrence Wright: On Iraqi attitudes.
DEPT. OF HOOPLA
"Having One for Che", by Lizzie Widdicombe: A Che Guevara anniversary.
A CRITIC AT LARGE
"The Well-Tempered Web", by Alex Ross: Why the Internet is good for classical music.
DEPT. OF POPULAR CULTURE
"Fallen Idols", by David Denby: Have movie stars lost their magic?
"Sparky from St. Paul", by John Updike: A review of David Michaelis' Schulz and Peanuts.
"A Paler Shade of White", by Sasha Frere-Jones: Why is indie rock so white?
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Nocturnes", by Anthony Lane: Reviews of the films We Own the Night, and Lust, Caution.