The Face of a Nation

If you’ve got some time to spare, drop what you’re doing and click through to this New Yorker audio slideshow of portraits of heads of states from the U.N. General Assembly last September. Every photo is accompanied by a short audio commentary by the photographer, Platon. I’ve gone through a handful — Mexico’s Félipe Calderon, Israel’s Benyamin Netanyahu, Korea’s Lee Myung-bak and Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez — and it’s pretty fascinating. Kind of like popcorn — hard to keep your hand from going back to the bowl for more.