From the bloody civil wars in Africa to the rag-tag insurgiences in Southeast Asia, 33 conflicts are raging around the world today, and it’s often innocent civilians who suffer the most. Bottom-up campaigns to educate seafood lovers and sellers about what species are in trouble haven’t turned the tide yet, but there’s still hope they’ll help. A panel on Civil Resistance and Power Politics: The Experience of Non-violent Action from Gandhi to Present by Adam Roberts. Michelle Kerns on book reviewing as a blood sport. Records from two nearly 100-year-old shipwrecks, the Titanic and the Lusitania, have given researchers new insight into human selfishness and altruism. Not a Tourist: Tom Swick on the evolving role of the travel writer in the age of mass tourism and YouTube. We've all heard of "the greatest generation", but what about the contributions made by Americans born during World War II? Lewis Lapham on the Great White Whale in San Francisco Bay, Or: How the “lively arts” became “the media”. Neera Tanden on why politicians don’t always know what’s good for them. Goo Goo Gaga: It's amazing that a music video like "Telephone" can still have such an impact. The Tenure Tracts: Academics Bradford DeLong, John Holbo and Cosma Shalizi try to sift truth from subterfuge in the blogosphere. Loneliness is a cool iPod: Happiness is a warm album cover. The Clay Mathematics Institute announces that Grigoriy Perelman has won the Millennium Prize for his proof of the century old Poincare Conjecture (and more). A two-week punditry free zone: Today’s ramped-up, around-the-clock political journalists could use a break to clear their heads. Smile ’til it hurts: A "Behind the Music"-like look at the perpetually perky, ideologically-motivated singing phenomenon Up With People.

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