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photoSince its inception in 1925, The New Yorker magazine has cultivated millions of devotees far beyond the island of Manhattan. Weekly helpings of journalism, fiction, humor and criticism unfold and delight behind the imaginative, and sometimes keepsake covers. In 1999, The New Yorker Festival made a jump from the printed page to public venues throughout the city which gives The New Yorker its name, attitude and tradition of
promoting public discourse on arts and ideas. It is perhaps the only cultural festival to present both Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowtiz and the Icelandic singer Bjork.

Tonight, On Point presents live recordings from the Fourth Annual New Yorker Festival to radio listeners.

Guests:

Icelandic singer, Bjork

Jeffrey Euginedes

Zadie Smith

Sherman Alexie

Jeffrey Goldberg

Frank Rich

William Kristol

Ken Auletta

Eric Alterman

This program aired on November 28, 2003.

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