There are eight articles in the first part of this double issue:COMMENT
"The Lobby", by David Remnick: On the U.S./ Israel relationship.ON THE STUMP
"Escapism Express", by Ben McGrath: Talking sports with John McCain.CAPITALISM DEPT.
"High-Water Marks", by Rebecca Mead: A hedge-fund regatta.THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"The Unfriendly Skies", by James Surowiecki: On airline woes.A REPORTER AT LARGE
"The Jefferson Bottles", by Patrick Radden Keefe: How much rare old wine can one man find?ON TELEVISION
"Screwed Up", by Nancy Franklin: Reviews of Californication and Tell Me You Love Me.POP MUSIC
"Travelling Man", by Sasha Frere-Jones: Manu Chao's global vision.THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Eastern, Western", by David Denby: Reviews of The Nanny Diaries and 3:10 to Yuma.
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