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Publisher's Summary

This issue contains seven articles:

COMMENT
"Up Close and Not Personal" by Roger Angell: The growing divide between athletes and the rest of us.

THE TALK OF THE TOWN

  • "Lunch with Tommy Lee Jones" by Lillian Ross: His new movie and his love of polo.
  • "The Latte Class" by Ben McGrath: A professor studies the anthropology of Starbucks.

    ANNALS OF SCIENCE
    "Butterfly Lessons" by Elizabeth Kolbert: Evolutionary insights into global warming.

    SHOUTS & MURMURS
    "This Is No Game" by Jack Handy: One man warns all.

    DEPARTMENT OF APPEARANCES
    "The Power of Hair" by Burkhard Bilger: Developments in baldness cures.

    THE CURRENT CINEMA
    "Game Playing" by David Denby: Matchpoint, Cassanova, and The Matador.

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