From Ephemera, a special issue on work, play and boredom. From New York, a cover story on How to Make It in the Art World. Robert Guffey explores the hidden links between Charles Fort and Andre Breton, visionaries at the margins of consensus reality whose subversive synchronistic and surreal practice resonates to this day — an excerpt from Cryptoscatology: Conspiracy as Art Form. From The Monkey Cage, Gregory Koger addresses the most important policy question of the millenium: should we build a Death Star? Young, wealthy and gay, Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge have begun to emerge as key players on the national political stage. How do pairs matched in physical attractiveness form if people are unaware of their own attractiveness? Liberals and centrists need to figure out that a significant conservative block wants pain and wants inequality and thinks that they are intrinsically good, godly, natural things and that without them the world is a worse place. Jason Stanley on the practical and the theoretical: When we discover that a plumber can prove a theorum or philosopher can hit a jump shot, why are we surprised?

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