From Genders, Kim D. Hester-Williams (Sonoma State): Eminem, Masculine Striving, and the Dangers of Possessive Individualism; Linda Mizejewski (OSU): Queen Latifah, Unruly Women, and the Bodies of Romantic Comedy; and Michael Tavel Clarke (Calgary): Danny DeVito's Body. How the West Was Wired: Two idealistic Taiwanese businessmen happened into the most rural part of China and thought: Let’s bring it from the 15th century to the 21st. Robert Skidelsky on saying farewell to the neo-classical revolution. Let's stop the greatest theft in the history of humankind. Where did the government get $85 billion — was it just lying around somewhere? Why is the US government still pouring billions into missile defence? George Monbiot wants to know. Inequality kills: Politicians take heed — social injustice is, literally, deadly. Lessons from a beleaguered continent: People cannot be left indefinitely to fester in unbearable living conditions, stripped of any hope. More on Complaint by Julian Baggini. From Harper's, an interview with Nate Silver on polls and the election. An interview Dana D. Nelson, author of Bad for Democracy: How the Presidency Undermines the Power of the People. Thomas Israel Hopkins reviews Vacation by Deb Olin Unferth. Paris during Nazi occupation was "one big romp": A review of 1940-1945 Annees Erotiques by Patrick Buisson.

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