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In this issue:

COMMENT
"Behind the Wall", by Amy Davidson: The reunification of Berlin.

THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Good-Luck Charm", by Reeves Wiedeman: The Kansas City Royals' secret weapon.

A REPORTER AT LARGE
"Against the Grain", by Michael Specter: Our ever-increasing avoidance of gluten.

OUR LOCAL CORRESPONDENTS
"Bakeoff", by Adam Gopnik: The fascination with pastry hybrids.

OUR FAR-FLUNG CORRESPONDENTS
"Floating Feasts", by David Owen: Fine dining on the high seas.

RATIONS
"Medical Meals", by Rivka Galchen: Reminiscing about hospital meals.

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Making the News", by Anthony Lane: A review of Nightcrawler.

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