From Skeptic, an article on how to be psychic in ten easy steps. A review of The Plot to Kill God: Findings from the Soviet Experiment in Secularization by Paul Froese. A look at how lesser-known appointments can have great impact. What’s happening to the adult-entertainment industry is exactly what’s happening to its Hollywood counterpart — only worse. More and more on Left in Dark Times by BHL. Jack Shafer has unsolicited advice for David Gregory, upon taking the wheel at "Meet the Press". A review of Scarface Nation The Ultimate Gangster Movie and How It Changed America by Ken Tucker. A review of Suicide: The Hidden Side of Modernity by Christian Baudelot and Roger Establet Polity. Prostitution vs. war crimes: As Dick Cheney heads off into a luxury-filled and respectable retirement, outrage continues to be directed at the petty transgressions of Eliot Spitzer. Another great writer secretly collaborated with the Stalinists — a lasting poison explained. No matter how bad your holiday is, rest assured that it could have been far worse. Santa (tm): Does Father Christmas live in Finnish Lapland? What really killed the office party? Admit it: You’re feeling pretty jolly that you don’t have to suffer through one of life’s grimmest annual rituals. (Don't) keep your shirt on: Sexing the action hero, wherein putting all that enticing musculature on display isn’t just the cost of doing business.