In this issue: COMMENT "Eight Days in April", by Hendrik Hertzberg: The nuclear conference. THE TALK OF THE TOWN "Channelling Ike", by Richard Rayner: Stephen Ambrose’s imagined encounters with Eisenhower. A REPORTER AT LARGE "A Canterbury Tale", by Jane Kramer: The battle within the Church of England to allow women to be bishops. LETTER FROM LOS ANGELES "Killer Food", by Dana Goodyear: Hollywood lines up for bacon, head cheese, and Spam. A CRITIC AT LARGE "Mama's Gun", by Hilton Als: The world of Tyler Perry.