From the Journal of Political Ecology, Diego Quiroga (USFQ): Crafting Nature: The Galapagos and the Making and Unmaking of a "Natural Laboratory"; and Elisabeth Middleton (UC-Davis): A Political Ecology of Healing. By Freeganism could potentially reveal alternatives to capitalism, alternative subject positions to inhabit, but only if it abandons an ideology that is parasitical upon capitalism. A review of The Finger: A Handbook by Angus Trumble. "Sonic branding" is big business indeed: How do advertisers capture your soul with just five musical notes? All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy; but so does all play and no work. From Dissent, Benjamin Ross on the hundred years' war over toxic chemicals. Blezzed R Teh Cheezmakers: Rewriting the word of God for kitties, coders, and conservatives; and he's allergic to cats, he's got surprisingly good grammar — meet Ben Huh, the meme maestro behind LOLcats and FAIL Blog. Webster's Timeline History books each compile a list of events associated with a topic — and they cover a whole lot of topics. An interview with Andrew C McCarthy, author of The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America (and part 2). Who’s afraid of subliminal advertising? “Behavior placement” in television programming is neither new nor alarming. Yes We Kant: How does the brain learn about space? Reality TV, something we generally think is below us, is more popular and pernicious than you think. A review of Predicting the Unpredictable: The Tumultuous Science of Earthquake Prediction by Susan Hough. Ever wondered what it would be like to sit down at your favorite writer’s personal computer? The Perfect Imposter: The curious case of the Hermit of Hamneda, a Swedish mystery man who kept the secret of his past for over 40 years.

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