In this issue: COMMENT "Indulgence", by Hendrik Hertzberg: The Catholic Church sex scandal. THE TALK OF THE TOWN "Home Again", by Peter Stevenson: For Christopher Walken, Astoria is the old neighborhood. "Show-and-Tell", by Ben McGrath: Reporters share walrus penis bones and other keepsakes. THE FINANCIAL PAGE "Timing the Recovery", by James Surowiecki: The political impact of an economic recovery. PERSONAL HISTORY "Go West", by Peter Hessler: Scenes from an American homecoming. LETTER FROM ISTANBUL "The Memory Kitchen", by Elif Batuman: A chef recovers the foods that Turkey forgot. BOOKS "Celebrity Smackdown", by Lauren Collins: Kitty Kelley takes on Oprah Winfrey. THE CURRENT CINEMA "Perilous Love", by David Denby: Reviews of The Secret in Their Eyes and Date Night.