Jered Carr and Brent Never (Missouri): Confronting Wicked Problems in the Metropolis. Kathleen Marker (UC-Berkeley): The Role of Religion and Ethnicity in an Arab American Economy. From Student Pulse, America’s heart is in the city once again: John Gapper reviews The End of the Suburbs: Where the American Dream Is Moving by Leigh Gallagher. Could machismo be to blame for the government shutdown? Jack Goldsmith on why we need an invasive NSA: It’s the best way to stave off the oncoming onslaught of cyber-attacks. Noam Scheiber on how Janet Yellen will be a better Fed chair because of who she hangs out with. PolitiFact launching new site dedicated to fact-checking TV and radio pundits, PunditFact. From The Baffler, networking into the abyss: Jacob Silverman on goes inside the empty bubble of SXSW Interactive. Nate Silver on the six big takeaways from the government shutdown. When Greece risks default, the IMF steps in — can the IMF have an impact on U.S. policy and debate? "Most of the idiots I know are academics": Luke Massey interviews Slavoj Zizek on Obama, stupidity and his favourite quasi-fascist industrial metal outfit — Rammstein. The Spanish firm that inspired Coke: Locals believe that the Spanish town of Aielo de Malferit is where Coca-Cola originated — and that the factory which developed the formula that inspired the world's best-selling soda has been cheated of its rightful place in history; not to mention profits.

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