From ResetDOC, the interview President Obama released to al-Arabiya is more than a breath of fresh air: it's a sign of change and political turnover, something we weren't ready to expect from the United States. Here are excerpts from Dick Cheney's forthcoming memoir. Does a full moon really trigger strange behavior? From New York, Demetri Martin doesn’t do political humor, but he may be the Barack Obama of comedy — a cerebral stand-up whose moment has arrived just in time. More on Securing the City: Inside America's Best Counterterror Force — The NYPD by Christopher Dickey. D.C. vs. NYC: Has the balance of power (and the high spirits) really shifted southward? (and more) Why do we need bras for babies? Viva Chai! An article on the lefty hot spot in Obama's Washington. A review of Created Equal: How the Bible Broke With Ancient Political Thought by Joshua Berman. The Fallout: What Bush did, and what Obama can do, to face an arms buildup on the subcontinent. Is America's banking crisis worse than Japan? Look carefully and the answer could be yes. More and more and more on Elsewhere U.S.A. by Dalton Conley (and more from Bookforum). A review of Important Artifacts and Personal Property From the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewelry by Leanne Shapton.

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