The inaugural issue on Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture is out. New Orleans Bounce: What do sissy rappers, sandwiches and Home Depot have in common? From The Humanist, Clayton Whitt on what we talk about when we talk about torture; an interview with Gore Vidal; an interview with Neil deGrasse Tyson, Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History (and more); an “eco” systems approach: Reproductive rights go green; a look at how Star Trek can make you an atheist; and an article on naked pumpkins, sex offenders, and terrorists. From The Nation, an interview with Martha Nussbaum, author of From Disgust to Humanity: Sexual Orientation and Constitutional Law. Sarah Manguso on writing about not writing, the honest failure, shame, and the sharp self-awareness that comes after failing to write about anything other than failing to write. Statistical time travel helps to answer what-ifs: Researchers devise systems to explore how Supreme Court justices and baseball players compare with their predecessors (and more). From Freedom Daily, Wendy McElroy on the political philosophy of Oscar Wilde. The Kookiest Inventions: Ever had a weird idea for a product? Check out what passes muster with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. A look at why the American service sector is all about servitude. From Vanity Fair, a look at the unlikely life and sudden death of The Exile, Russia’s angriest newspaper. Bruce Ackerman on how to keep future John Yoos under control. From WSJ, Eric Felten writes in praise of inefficiency. An interview with Stephen Wolfram: "I'm an information pack rat". Skateboards now hang in galleries, but are they wheelie art?

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