From TNR, more on Who Owns Antiquity? Museums and the Battle Over Our Ancient Heritage by James Cuno. Design for living: Architecture is not politics, but it’s relevant to politics. Everything is illuminated: The best time to take in the new Pentagon Memorial? 1 a.m. The Treasonous Clerk on economics for experts and for human beings. The introduction to Red State, Blue State, Rich State, Poor State: Why Americans Vote the Way They Do by Andrew Gelman (and a review). From The Jury Expert, an article on using the science of persuasion in the courtroom. How does one lose a bid for the Maryland House of Delegates to a twenty-six-year-old corporate lawyer with a complicated last name? The secret to a happy marriage? Be annoying. From New Statesman, who killed marriage? Not the left; why a simple glance has become a tricky question of etiquette; and Julian Baggini on why we need new ways to decide ethical issues. Some investigators take the quest for self-knowledge to the extreme: Meet five researchers who applied their scientific minds to the defining challenges in their own lives. Tim Jeal reviews The End of the Game: The Last Word from Paradise by Peter Beard. In chess, a woman who can hold her own is the rarest of creatures — how, then, did one family produce three of the most successful female chess champions ever?

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