Dennis Schep (FUB): Aura, Artifact and Apparatus: Towards a Theory of Tourist Photography. The existentialist of hard choices: Ruth Chang interviewed by Richard Marshall. Catherine Rampel on the self-assurance imbalance in the workplace: “It’s easier to teach women to increase their swagger than to tell grown men to temper theirs. So maybe the solution involves trying to change Americans’ perceptions of bluster rather than their skillfulness at wielding it”. Writing about a life of ideas: Richard Reeves on the challenges of writing about intellectuals. Dinesh D'Souza, who's been a laughingstock for longer than he's been a rising star, pleads guilty, becomes part of Obama's conspiracy against him. Mary Beard reviews Essays and Reviews: 1959-2002 by Bernard Williams. Hayes Brown on how the world stopped caring about the kidnapped Nigerian girls last week. Why are game show hosts all conservatives? Pat Sajak is part of an elite club. Prakash Kashwan on India’s elections and the politics of development. Before the brothers went to war against Obama, they almost destroyed each other: An excerpt from Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America's Most Powerful and Private Dynasty by Daniel Schulman. A big bank just pleaded guilty to a major crime, and nobody cares. The introduction to Mirror, Mirror: The Uses and Abuses of Self-Love by Simon Blackburn. Massimo Pigliucci on Neil deGrasse Tyson and the value of philosophy. What does philosophy actually do? Peter Hacker explains. Are crowdsourcing platforms like Amazon’s Mechanical Turk as bleak as the company’s shipping warehouses? Jason Huff investigates.

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