- Night Walk
- With Afghanistan on his mind, the president leaves the White House grounds and encounters a stranger.
By Adam Haslett
- The Astral Plane Nail and Waxing Salon
- Ashley Dupré finds herself face to face with Silda Spitzer. And they've got company.
By Mary Gaitskill
- Going Nog
- What's a Palin-family Christmas without a certain almost son-in-law?
By Paul Rudnick
- He's humiliated George and Barbara one too many times. Time to dispose of a family embarrassment?
By Heidi Julavits