Janie A. Chuang (American): The U.S. Au Pair Program: Labor Exploitation and the Myth of Cultural Exchange. David L. Richards and Benjamin Carbonetti (UConn): Worth What We Decide: A Defense of the Right to Leisure. From Interface, a special issue on the global emancipation of labour. Is our retro obsession ruining everything? Lisa Hix interviews Simon Reynolds, author of Retromania. Rebecca Watson on the pseudoscience of SkyMall: The suspiciously advanced technology available in your airplane seatback pocket. Shifting sexes and sequential hermaphrodites: Kate Shaw on how sex is determined. In praise of the cliche: At the end of the day, sometimes you’ve just got to think inside the box. Richard Marshall reviews Pataphysics: A Useless Guide by Andrew Hugill. You’ve never been so interested in being bored: Linda Rodriguez McRobbie on the history of boredom. Jerome O’Callaghan reviews When the State Speaks, What Should It Say?: How Democracies Can Protect Expression and Promote Equality by Corey Brettschneider. Is Almanac Day in your calendar? Eliza Grey on Jorge Ramos, immigration reform's wild-card power broker.

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