Simon Stern (Toronto): The Trial of Dorian Gray. Joseph Carroll (Missouri): Dutton, Davies, and Imaginative Virtual Worlds: The Current State of Evolutionary Aesthetics. Philip Serracino-Inglott investigates. From TNR, Jonathan Cohn on how policy journalism is having its moment (and more and more). Hate Obama, love Obamacare: How a skeptical Ohio family found plenty to like in health care reform. Paul Campos on states with the highest percentage of people who don’t pay any taxes. Brad Plumer on five big questions about the massive chemical spill in West Virginia. "Me vs. Us" vs. "Us vs. Them": We evolved to cooperate with just one tribe — but we live in a world of many. Rich smell: OECD, the forum for rich countries, issues an overdue mea culpa. All I needed to know about life I learned from “Dungeons & Dragons”. When do awful thoughts, shared with complete strangers, become criminal actions? Robert Kolker on the troubling case — in every direction — of Gilberto Valle, the “cannibal cop”. Chris Christie falls, Ben Carson rises. The psychology of hunger: Amid the privations of World War II, 36 men voluntarily starved themselves so that researchers and relief workers could learn about how to help people recover from starvation. The caveman’s home was not a cave: Jude Isabella on how our picture of man’s early home has been skewed by modern preconceptions. Hackers who brought down websites facing jail time bankers who brought down world economy still free.

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