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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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