From Southern Spaces, Ellen Griffith Spears (Alabama): Landscapes and Ecologies of the U.S. South: Essays in Eco-Cultural History; and inequality is spatial: An excerpt from Transforming Places: Lessons from Appalachia by Barbara Ellen Smith and Stephen L. Fisher. Can we fix the problem of rising sea levels by constructing massive man-made lakes on useless land? The assumption in certain sections of the media that an American-style religious right is forming in Britain is untrue. Whatever happened to the shotgun wedding? Madeleine Schwartz reviews One Marriage Under God: The Campaign to Promote Marriage in America by Melanie Heath and Not Just Roommates: Cohabitation after the Sexual Revolution by Elizabeth H. Pleck. With more food than ever, why is hunger on the rise? Luke Mitchell on one of the dangers of virtual demand.