In an explicable fit of kindness, we'd like to remind everyone that the tickets for the New Yorker Festival (October 1-3), that three-day bonanza of personalities discussing their crafts, go on sale today at noon. If, for whatever reason, you chose to smarten yourself up a bit and thus bear the abhorrent Ticketmaster fees, we'd suggest buying tickets for events asap as they tend to sell out rather quickly. After the so-called jump, a quick rundown of some of the packed festival's highlights.

October 1
· Political writer Seymour M. Hersh talks with New Yorker editor David Remnick (7 PM)
· Wunder-novelists Jonathan Safran Foer and Martin Amis (7 PM)
· Award-winning bigwigs Jhumpa Lahiri and E.L. Doctorow (7 PM)
· Nouveau writer Nicole Krauss and stalwart Salman Rushdie (9:30 PM)

October 2 (Evening event info here)
· From Where We Sit: The Campaign And Network News. Moderated by Ken Auletta with uber-anchors Tom Brokaw, Peter Jennings, and Dan Rather. (10 AM)
· Political Rockers: Musicians With A Message. Moderated by Sasha Frere-Jones with artists Henry Rollins, Kris Novoselic, KRS-One, and Carrie Brownstein. (1 PM)
· The Method - Acting: On Stage and On Screen. Moderated by John Lahr with Edward Norton, Stanley Tucci, Cynthia Nixon, and Stockard Channing. (4 PM)
· Indie rock darling Cat Power talks with writer Ben Greenman. (9 PM)
· Director Wes Anderson talks with screenwriter Noah Baumbach. (9 PM)

October 3
· Come Hungry: a walking tour of Chinatown and dim-sum with Calvin Trillin. (11 AM)
· Master Class In Fiction with With Sherman Alexie and George Saunders. (1 PM)
· A Humor Revue with Andrew Barlow, Noah Baumbach, Andy Borowitz, Christopher Buckley, Nancy Franklin, Steve Martin, Patricia Marx, David Owen, Paul Rudnick, Paul Simms, and Calvin Trillin. (3 PM)