From Genders, Chris Coffman (UA-Fairbanks): Woolf’s Orlando and the Resonances of Trans Studies; and a special issue (2008) on female celebrity in reality, tabloid and scandal genres. Saviors & Sovereigns: Mark Mazower on the rise and fall of humanitarianism (and more on No Enchanted Palace: The End of Empire and the Ideological Origins of the United Nations). Rocker Matthew Roberts learned that Charles Manson might be his biological father, then came the strange part: His whole life suddenly made sense. An excerpt from Travel as a Political Act by Rick Steves. Global Inheritance is a growing network of progressive-minded citizens with well-developed artistic sides, who plan to save the world through art and music. Benjamin Anastas reviews Ian McEwan's Solar (and more and more and more and more and more and more). The Strange Case of the Chevalier d’Eon: In the mid-18th century a French spy with a peculiar personal agenda came to prominence in London. Savior vs. Savior: George Tiller was one of the last men in America willing to provide late-term abortions; Scott Roeder was convinced that killing his kind was the duty of the righteous — Devin Friedman re-creates the fateful day their paths and their convictions finally crossed. Anglophone science fiction writers fear not to tackle alien beings, civilizations, and consciousnesses from other planets — but what about the ones on this one? (and a response) Machiavelli 2.0: Alexander Schellong on the fundamentals of network society. Could Google (eventually) put translators out of business? A review of Asleep: The Forgotten Epidemic That Remains One of Medicine’s Greatest Mysteries by Molly Caldwell Crosby. A review of Obliquity: Why Our Goals Are Best Achieved Indirectly by John Kay (and more).

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