From the latest issue of Journal of Art Historiography, Francis Halsall (NCAD): Making and Matching: Aesthetic Judgement and the Production of Art Historical Knowledge; and Jenni Lauwrens (Pretoria): Welcome to the Revolution: The Sensory Turn and Art History. From NYRB, a review essay on Lincoln by James M. McPherson. Liberty is a slow fruit: Louis P. Masur on Lincoln the deliberate emancipator. Jonathan Chait on the bracing political reality of gun control (and more). What’s so funny? Tim Lewens reviews Inside Jokes: Using Humor to Reverse-engineer the Mind by Matthew M. Hurley, Daniel C. Dennett and Reginald B. Adams, Jr. Would being well-rounded and cosmopolitan mean that academic critics could lose their jobs, going the way of journalists, the dodo, and glaciers? From the latest issue of The Futurist, Patrick Tucker interviews Stephen Wolfram on science and a new kind of prediction. What does a climate scientist think of Glenn Beck's environmental-conspiracy novel, Agenda 21? Sue-Mari Maass on rent control — a comparative analysis. Lisa Downing reviews Dominatrix: Gender, Eroticism, and Control in the Dungeon by Danielle J. Lindemann.

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