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.
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