From Southern Spaces, Anthony E. Kaye (PSU): "In the Neighborhood": Towards a Human Geography of U.S. Slave Society. From Too Much, an article on Detroit's "underpaid" top auto execs; and why have-it-alls don't know it all: More on Gar Alperovitz and Lew Daly's Unjust Deserts. From n+1, Nikil Saval on how Bombay became Mumbai. From Guernica, in the Sri Lankan city of Batticaloa, an American peace worker watches one woman bravely face the worst the world can offer; and the inhabitants of the Marshall Islands have endured waves of immigration, exploitation, and America’s nuclear testing; now under threat from rising sea levels, their storytelling culture offers us a cautionary tale. William Easterly reviews The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries Are Failing and What Can Be Done About It by Paul Collier. A review of From Krakow to Krypton: Jews and American Comic Books by Arie Kaplan. The irony of American politics: A reissued Reinhold Niebuhr classic sheds light on current follies. More on Claude Levi-Strauss turning 100. From Print, it’s BabyMod time! From swanky strollers to haute couture high chairs, modernism — or a version of it — has conquered the kids’ market; a guide to 40 years of standards and practices in presidential campaign design; and have fake news graphics taken over the role of the political cartoon?

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