From FT, an interview with Tom Peters, the world’s most famous management guru. Vegetables are the new meat: Real men eat rutabega! Oxford mathematician Marcus du Sautoy takes over from Richard Dawkins as Charles Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science; is he bothered by comparisons with his fearsome predecessor? A review of Obsession: A History by Lennard J. Davis (and more). Stars and Stripes has announced the US Army is about to invest $50m in videogame development over the next 5 years in what is both a PR and recruitment drive. From The Daily Beast, Ana Marie Cox on five ways Obama has already changed Washington. Defining Barack Down: Jonathan Chait on separating the mandates from the boy-dates. Still drawn to comics: Master of the medium Art Spiegelman had it right when he called it an art form (and more from Slate and more from Bookforum). The White Dacha: The Yalta home in which Anton Chekhov spent his last years is filled with treasures but has lately fallen into a dire state. A review of Mrs. Woolf and the Servants: An Intimate History of Domestic Life in Bloomsbury by Alison Light. A review of Lady Worsley's Whim: An Eighteenth-Century Tale of Sex, Scandal and Divorce by Hallie Rubenhold. A review of John Milton: Life, Work and Thought by Gordon Campbell and Thomas N. Corns.

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