Russell K. Robinson (UC-Berkeley): Masculinity as Prison: Sexual Identity, Race, and Incarceration. Navigating knowledge: Is "creative nonfiction" a contradiction in terms? From the Phyllis Schlafly Report, a look at how the UN is scheming to tax Americans; and a look at what's coming up in 2012. At what point did it begin to matter what you wore? Ulinka Rublack looks at why the Renaissance was a turning point in people’s attitudes to clothes and their appearance. A review of Democratic Enlightenment: Philosophy, Revolution, and Human Rights, 1750-1790 by Jonathan Israel. At Davos, leaders are debating whether corporations are more powerful than governments. How many Stephen Colberts are there? Jesse David Fox on the rise and fall and fall and fall of hipster bashing. Here are 119 amazing facts for National Trivia Day. From Owni, a look at 12 great visualizations that made history. Gay Talese on the double life of literati: There is no such thing as absolute truth — every sentence, every article is an editorial choice. A brief history of Big Think: Celebrating 4 years. That hideous strength: Satan is a Democrat, it is the blue states that are red, and the Evil Empire strikes back.

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