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Publisher's Summary

This issue contains five articles:

THE TALK OF THE TOWN

  • "Team For Sale" by Hendrik Hertzberg: The politics behind the potential sale of baseball's Washington Nationals.
  • "Whatever" by Nick Paumgarten: How a highly-publicized dust-up involving Russell Crowe revolved around a single word.

    ANNALS OF ENTERPRISE
    "The Players" by Kevin Conley: Poker becomes a career path of choice.

    FICTION
    "Long-Distance Client" by Allegra Goodman: A man's mid-life crisis amid the dot-com boom.

    A CRITIC AT LARGE
    "The Candy Man" by Margaret Talbot: Why children love Roald Dahl's books - and many adults don't.

  • Want to listen to previous editions of The New Yorker? You can find past issues by clicking on archives under periodicals.

    Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.

    (P) and ©2005 The New Yorker

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