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COMMENT
"Green", by Roger Angell: On baseball's return.

DEPT. OF VELOCITY
"Va Bene", by Katherine Stirling: A slowed-down life in New York.

THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"Going for Broke", by James Surowiecki: On bankruptcy laws.

ANNALS OF RELIGION
"Project Trinity", by Kelefa Sanneh: The origins of Barack Obama's church.

SHOUTS & MURMURS
"A.S.A.P.", by Ian Frazier: The dark side of nominations.

FICTION
"The House Behind a Weeping Cherry", by Ha Jin

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"When Soldiers Return", by David Denby: Reviews of coming-home movies, including Stop-Loss.

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