"Abramoffed" by Hendrik Hertzberg: The unfolding Washington scandal.
ANNALS OF LAW
"Name That Source" by Jeffrey Toobin: Why the courts are leaning on journalists.
SHOUTS & MURMURS
"Your Three Wishes: F.A.Q." by David Owen: Those important questions, in one place.
"Here Below" by Roger Angell: Remembrances in stone.
"Eat and Run" by Steven Shapin: Why Americans are so fat.
"Hello, Again" by Sasha Frere-Jones: Neil Diamond's long, serious career.
"American Idiots" by Nancy Franklin: Seth MacFarlane's Family Guy and American Dad!.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Chill" by Anthony Lane: A 2005 roundup, or the year of living strenuously.