From Adbusters, the growth economy is failing and we have to attempt a steady-state economy, and more on economist Herman Daly. From Britney to Barney, any music can drive you mad if it's played enough — and unlike with physical torture, you can't mentally prepare yourself. Michael Tomasky explains how Milan Kundera's The Joke changed his view of politics. Jack Shafer on what's killing newspapers — the same thing that killed the slide rule; and Peter Osnos on how to save newspapers. Who will mourn local newspapers? From Culture11, beauty or bust: An article on the case against breast implants. Does sex addiction have any basis in science? First Things remembers Avery Cardinal Dulles. From Cracked, here are 7 bullshit rumors that caused real world catastrophes; and here are 6 insane discoveries that science can't explain. From The Daily Beast, Renata Espinosa on the new fashion porn; and an interview with Perez Hilton on Red Carpet Suicide: A Survival Guide on Keeping Up With the Hiltons (and more on how to wreck a home). If aliens decided to destroy humanity, could we blame them? Here's the five obscure bowl games every pro fan should watch. From Esquire, an article on Joshua Prince-Ramus, the young savior of American architecture burying Frank Gehry. Literary band names: What are the bookish bands just begging to come into existence?

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