From Kritike, Hans-Georg Moeller (Brock): Knowledge as Addiction: A Comparative Analysis; Romualdo E. Abulad (San Carlos): What is Hermeneutics?; and Kristina Lebedeva (De Paul): The Role of Techne in the Authenticity-Inauthenticity Distinction. Man under siege: Living under Albania’s repressive regime spurred the creative spirit of Booker Prize winner Ismail Kadare. From TED, Peter Collier on four ways to improve the lives of the "bottom billion". A discussion with Jan Egeland, author of A Billion Lives: An Eyewitness Report from the Frontlines of Humanity. From a special issue of New Internationalist, we need to talk about toilets: 2008 is the "International Year of Sanitation", so what will it take to launch a new sanitary revolution? A review of The Philosophy of Motion Pictures by Noel Carroll. A review of The 30-Second Seduction: How Advertisers Lure Women Through Flattery, Flirtation, and Manipulation by Andrea Gardner and Branded Male: Marketing to Men by Mark Tungate. Have "Reply All" emails become the latest outlet for the modern obsession with self-expression and fame? How did that chain letter get to my inbox? Forwarded messages take surprising paths through the Internet. A review of Amanda Marcotte's It’s a Jungle Out There: The Feminist Survival Guide to Politically Inhospitable Environments.