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In this issue:COMMENT
"Taking the Job", by Hendrik Hertzberg: The President and the Governor.ANNALS OF BUSINESS
"Not Quite Cricket", by Alec Wilkinson: Allen Stanford's Caribbean empire.THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Listening Party", by Ben Greenman: Van Morrison on the birth of rock.THE POP LIFE
"Flashing Lights", by Sasha Frere-Jones: Following Lily Allen .FICTION
"Wiggle Room", by David Foster Wallace.THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Dark Visions", by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Watchmen and Leave Her to Heaven.
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