In this week's issue, Jill Lepore writes about the battle over E. B. White's "Stuart Little." Here Jill Lepore and Roger Angell, E. B. White's stepson and an editor at the magazine, talk about E. B. White's writing, Katharine White's columns about children's literature, the librarian Ann Carroll Moore, and the challenge of writing for children.
Seymour M. Hersh talks about the Bush Administrations secret campaign against Iran.
Atul Gawande explores the science behind itching and describes one extreme case of a woman who couldn't stop scratching.
This week, Peter J. Boyer writes about the MSNBC host Keith Olbermann. Here Boyer talks about Olbermann's style and how it contrasts with traditional television news.
This week, Sasha Frere-Jones writes about Auto-Tune, a pitch-correction software program used in pop music. Here Frere-Jones talks about how Auto-Tune has become a pop-music phenomenon, and demonstrates how it can transform the human voice with the help of the music producer Tom Beaujour.
This week in the magazine, Paul Goldberger writes about the architecture of the Beijing Olympics. Here Goldberger talks about Beijing's standout buildings, and the long-term impact that the Olympic games has on host cities.
In this issue of the magazine, Ian Frazier writes about a Chelsea soup kitchen. Here Frazier talks about his experiences running a writers' workshop at the soup kitchen, and the differences between humor writing and reportage.
This week in the magazine, Sue Halpern writes about Virtual Iraq, a treatment for traumatized veterans. Here Halpern talks about how researchers adapted a video game into a simulation of combat experiences, and how soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder react to it.
This week in the magazine, Margaret Talbot writes about the scientist Irene Pepperberg and her work with Alex the parrot. Here Talbot talks about what Pepperberg's research reveals about animal language and cognition, with samples of Alex speaking.
In this issue of the magazine, William Finnegan writes about young women from Moldova who were forced into prostitution in other countries. Here Finnegan talks about the transnational networks of human trafficking and the efforts to help their victims.
Burkhard Bilger talks about the history of field recording, and introduces samples from the folklorist Art Rosenbaum's recordings.
Jonathan Franzen talks about his journey to China.
Joan Acocella dissects "Dancing with the Stars."
This week, Ben McGrath writes about the retired baseball player Lenny Dykstra and his new magazine, The Players Club. Here, McGrath discusses Dykstra's efforts to broaden the horizons of retired athletes.
This week in the magazine, Adam Gopnik writes about modern magic. Here Gopnik talks about the future of magic and compares the magician's art to the writer's craft.