Sarah B. Lawsky (UC-Irvine): How Tax Models Work. Marko Milanovic (Nottingham): The Spatial Dimension: Treaties and Territory. Political geographies of the object: Katharine Meehan, Ian Graham, Ronald Shaw, and Sallie A. Marston on the role of objects in the constitution and exercise of state power, drawing on a close reading of the acclaimed HBO television series The Wire. Glenn C. Altschuler reviews Boilerplate: The Fine Print, Vanishing Rights, and the Rule of Law by Margaret Jane Radin. Vanessa Barford and Gerry Holt on Google, Amazon, Starbucks and the rise of “tax shaming”. William Benzon on culture, plurality, and identity in the 21st century. An excerpt from The Sacred and the Profane: An Investigation of Hipsters by Jake Kinzey. If you are a Republican living in a "blue" state, or if you are a Democrat living in a "red" state, you are less alone than some people would like you to believe. A.S.P. Walden reviews Courage: the Politics of Life and Limb by Richard Avramenko. Operation Delirium: Decades after a risky Cold War experiment, a scientist lives with secrets. Max Dunbar reviews Loan Sharks: The Rise and Rise of Payday Lending by Carl Packman.