Janaki Bakhlea (Columbia University): Music as the Sound of the Secular. What is music for? A review of The World in Six Songs: How the Musical Brain Created Human Nature by Daniel J. Levitin. From Maisonneuve, why are literary readings so excruciatingly bad? P.D. Smith on Faust, the Physicists and the Atomic Bomb. The Indian Diaspora: The new face of success has a caramel-brown hue to it — introducing the worldwide rise of Bollystan. From The L Magazine, an essay on The White Negro: Appropriation, guilt and Hollywood’s new minstrels. Nicole Rudick reviews Nobody’s Home by Dubravka Ugresic. From Democracy, Theda Skocpol and Suzanne Mettler on higher-education access for all; Joseph Nye, Jr. on picking a president; Michael Lind on a new physical and financial infrastructure; Robert Shapiro on the
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