In this issue: COMMENT "Off and Running", by Hendrik Hertzberg: The G. O. P.’s best hopes? THE TALK OF THE TOWN “Versatile”, by Tad Friend: A game of pool with Will Ferrell. A REPORTER AT LARGE "The Secret Sharer", by Jane Mayer: Is Thomas Drake a security threat? ANNALS OF SCIENCE "Test-Tube Burgers", by Michael Specter: Making slaughter-free meat. THE CURRENT CINEMA "The Better Life", by David Denby: Reviews of Midnight in Paris and Bridesmaids.