From Christianity Today, a look at how the leading Democratic candidates are trying to win evangelical votes. 35 years later Salon asks leading feminists to talk about the Roe court case that changed their lives, and why it matters more than ever (and more). Let's be frank about teen sex and abortion. From Wired, long before Myspace and Facebook, there was The Well, a freewheeling forum launched in 1985 as a dialup BBS.  An excerpt from Beam Me Up Jesus: A Heathen's Guide to the Rapture by Jim Gerard (with other apocalyptic scenarios threatening to do us in, and a quiz). Scientists and legal scholars argue that studies conducted with litigation in mind are not necessarily more biased than research done for other purposes. Can the art of writing be learned from a book? From Smithsonian, Rasta Revealed: A reclamation of African identity evolved into a worldwide movement. Martin Wolf on how the financial turmoil is like an elephant in a dark room (and more by George Soros). Why do well-meaning laws backfire? Dubner and Levitt want to know. From The New Yorker, a look at what Poor Richard cost Benjamin Franklin. A new class of smart, literate British bands is challenging the lumbering louts of indie rock: The vanguard of the New Eccentric movement. A review of Political Emotions: Aristotle and the Symphony of Reason and Emotion by Marlene K. Sokolon.

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