From Cosmos, Stephen Hawking on the final frontier. A review of No One Sees God: The Dark Night of Atheists and Believers by Michael Novak. From First Things, a review of The Origins of Reasonable Doubt by James Q. Whitman; Roger Kimball on the End of Art; an essay on Zionism for Christians; and a review essay on Martin Amis. David Foster Wallace was not a literary critic in the traditional sense — just in the best one (and more on literary suicides). A new solution to reader's block involves seeing a bibliotherapist; once, people just sought the advice of ordinary bookshop staff. Some authors love them, others think they're nauseating and demeaning; William Leith on how writers get and give gushing quotes for book covers. From Glanta, a matricide or an infantile declaration of passion: How would you bring up a child if you took the lessons from postmodernism literally? An interview with Slavoj Zizek: Did you hear the one about Hegel? From Sens Public, an essay on Jacques Derrida, the perchance of a coming of the otherwoman; and an interview with Antonin J. Liehm, encyclopaedist of the international. Culture11 editors Peter Suderman and James Poulos debate the virtues and vices of the latest technology; and fLyAUzZie8274? A look at how your personality determines your password. An article on "Urban Dictionary", the best place to watch language evolve.

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