In this issue: COMMENT br>"And the Oscar Goes to", by Hendrik Hertzberg: Will Avatar be hurt by a new voting scheme? THE TALK OF THE TOWN br>"Irony 101", by Ben McGrath: Yale's latest recruitment video. A REPORTER AT LARGE br>"The Trial", by Jane Mayer: Eric Holder and the battle over Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. ANNALS OF ANTHROPOLOGY br>"Drinking Games", by Malcolm Gladwell: Culture and customs help shape the way alcohol affects us. THE THEATRE br>"The Way of Her Flesh", by Hilton Als: Reviews of Time Stands Still and The Jackie Look.