From the latest issue of the Forum for Inter-American Research, Jonathan Hart (Alberta): Haunted by Spain: The Past and Identities in English and French America; and Livia Savelkova (Pardubice): Indigenous Peoples: Creating New “Borderlines“? Facing the Camera: How much does a photograph really capture the essence of a person? From The Philosopher's Stone, Robert Paul Wolff on a critique of Keynes (and part 2 and part 3). Joel Osteen worships himself: At a D.C. rally, it's clear that the megachurch pastor's childlike faith is really about the power of narcissism. A review of Language: The Cultural Tool by Daniel Everett (and more and more). From Lapham’s Quarterly, body language: Arika Okrent on what hand motions can teach us about language, ethnicity and assimilation. Graca Machel, the renowned humanitarian and activist, is to be the new president of the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. A review of The Myth of Sex Addiction by David J. Ley. On Los Angeles New Yorkifying: If skyscrapers popped up and mass transit displaced cars, would Hollywood lose its charm, or just become more livable?

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