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In this issue:

COMMENT
"Options", by Steve Coll: Obama and the Syria crisis.

THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Ringers", by Reeves Wiedeman: Madison Square Garden may be moving elsewhere.
"Unsung", by Tad Friend: The dilemma of being a backup singer.

ANNALS OF MEDICINE
"The Lyme Wars", by Michael Specter: The battle over a spreading disease.

THE SPORTING SCENE
"The Orange Trapper", by John McPhee: Fishing for golf balls.

FICTION
"Mastiff", by Joyce Carol Oates.

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Life and Undeath", by David Denby: A review of World War Z.

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