A new issue of Words Without Borders is out. From The Wilson Quarterly, Wilfred M. McClay on The Burden of the Humanities; and an essay on the day the TV died: Digital TV will be pretty much the same as analog TV, just a bit sharper, with a few more channels. From New English Review, Christopher Orlet on Bachelorhood and its Discontents. From IHE, a new field of research is emerging, devoted to the study of ignorance — Scott McLemee did not know that. A review of Declassified: 50 Top-Secret Documents That Changed History by Thomas B. Allen. From Forward, what kind of interviewer confuses Hamas and hummus? From THES, a review of In Defense of Lost Causes by Slavoj Zizek; and the ability to improvise is a crucial sign of high intelligence; so why does it enjoy so little status within the academy? A review of I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone by Stephanie Kuehnert. Michael Shermer on the real evolution anniversary. Who in the hell would make a film about the national debt? David Walker, that’s who. Wendell Berry on Faustian economics: Hell hath no limits. Here are 5 myths about the death of the American factory. A look at how user-generated content makes the Web the new sweatshop. From Popular Science, here's a list of 10 of the deadliest diseases. Salsa has become the biggest international dance craze since the advent of rock'n'roll in the 1950s.

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