Michael G. Bennett (Northeastern): The Apocalyptic Presidential Right of Publicity. Noel B. Salazar (Leuven): Imagineering Otherness: Anthropological Legacies in Contemporary Tourism. Daniel Luzer on the lives of dictators’ wives: The fancy clothes and charitable works aren’t incidental — the dictator’s spouse is an important part of maintaining power. Kathleen Biddick reviews Pornographic Archaeology: Medicine, Medievalism, and the Invention of the French Nation by Zrinka Stahuljak. Kevin Drum on how we were sold an economy-killing lie once again, the Beltway fell for cherry-picked data — and you paid the price. What's killing poor white women? For most Americans, life expectancy continues to rise, but not for uneducated white women — they have lost five years, and no one knows why. Eric Schlosser: If we don't slash our nukes, a major city is going to be destroyed. Louis Menand reviews Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety by Eric Schlosser. Katie Roiphe on the Philosopher and the Student: Was the saga of Colin McGinn really a clear-cut case of sexual harassment? Joshua Tucker on how political scientists are taking advantages of new tools and sources of data to study politics in new and exciting ways. Erik Wemple on Mike Allen, Politico and “Morning Joe”: Inseparable. James Hamblin on how what we eat affects everything. Captures the times: Man brandishes gun on San Francisco train, riders absorbed in their phones don't notice, gunman randomly kills a university student.

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