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In this issue:

COMMENT
"The Nuclear Risk", by Elizabeth Kolbert: Lessons from Japan's disaster.

THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"Creative Destruction?", by James Surowiecki: The economics of natural disasters.

LETTER FROM JAPAN
"Aftershocks", by Evan Osnos: Living with catastrophe.

PROFILES
"Sole Mate", by Lauren Collins: What Christian Louboutin sees in shoes.

SHOUTS & MURMURS
"Just in Time for Spring", by Ellis Weiner: An old phenomenon is sweeping the nation.

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Into the Woods", by David Denby: Reviews of Red Riding Hood and Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives.

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