In this issue:
"Spilled Oil", by Hendrik Hertzberg: Plugging the hole is beyond Obama’s power, or, apparently, anyone else’s.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Bravehitch", by Lauren Collins: Dinner with Christopher Hitchens and Salman Rushdie.
"Marginal", by Ian Frazier: Great annotations by Nabokov and Twain..
THE SPORTING SCENE
"Anxiety on the Grass", by Calvin Tomkins: Can Roger Federer win Wimbledon again?
LETTER FROM OSLO
"Only Mr. God Knows Why", by Anthony Lane: The meaning of the Eurovision Song Contest.
"Comin' at Ya!", by Nancy Franklin: ESPN enters the third dimension.
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