"Falling", by Hendrik Hertzberg: On sex and politics.
TALK OF THE TOWN
"Y'all Torture Me Home", by George Saunders: Confusion abounds.
A CRITIC AT LARGE
"Just the Facts, Ma'am", by Jill Lepore: Fake memoirs, factual fictions, and the history of history.
THE SPORTING SCENE
"Nails Never Fails", by Ben McGrath: Lenny Dykstra's guidance for pro athletes.
"April & Paris", by David Sedaris: The pitfalls of animal passion.
"Oprah's World", by Nancy Franklin: Spreading the gospel of giving.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Faraway Places", by David Denby: Reviews of the new films Boarding Gate and Taxi to the Dark Side.