From CRB, a review of Unrestrained: Judicial Excess and the Mind of the American Lawyer by Robert Nagel and How Judges Think by Richard Posner; and a review of Living Constitution, Dying Faith: Progressivism and the New Science of Jurisprudence by Bradley C.S. Watson (and more). A review of Originalism in American Law and Politics: A Constitutional History by Jonathan O'Neill and Originalism: A Quarter Century of Debate by Steven Calabresi. A review of Joan Biskupic's American Original: The Life and Constitution of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (and more and more and more and more and more and more and more and more). Eric Posner reviews Justice Kennedy's Jurisprudence: The Full and Necessary Meaning of Liberty by Frank Colluci. From The New Yorker, Lauren Collins on the life of Justice Sonia Sotomayor; and is it too soon to petition the Supreme Court on gay marriage? Margaret Talbot investigates. Power to the People: Do we really want the Supreme Court to follow public opinion? A review of The Oxford Guide to United States Supreme Court Decisions. The first chapter from Beyond the Formalist-Realist Divide: The Role of Politics in Judging by Brian Tamanaha. An interview with Kal Raustiala, author of Does the Constitution Follow the Flag? A review of The Citizen's Constitution: An Annotated Guide by Seth Lipsky (and more). The first chapter from U.S. Constitution For Dummies by Michael Arnheim; and the first chapter from Law For Dummies by John Ventura. From The Jury Expert, "don't poke Scalia!": Lessons for trial lawyers from the nation's highest court; and a look at why jurors turn to the Internet.


From The Brock Review, a special issue on Madness Manifest: Creativity, art and the margins of mental health. The Supreme Court's decision to roll back campaign-finance reform does more than just open the spigots for corporate cash — it also exposes the judicial activism of the Roberts Court. A review of The Devil in the Holy Water, or the Art of Slander from Louis XIV to Napoleon by Robert Darnton. Flesh Mob: Tired of the no-kill dogma, New York’s vegetarians have come down with some serious bloodlust. From The New Yorker, a series of articles on the President’s first three hundred and sixty-five days. Serfing the Net: Astra Taylor wonders whether dispersed creativity is really free — or just cheap. Greg Milner reviews Just Kids by Patti Smith (and more and more and more and more and more and more).  A review of In Pursuit of Elegance: Why the Best Ideas Have Something Missing by Matthew E. May. Hijacking health care reform isn’t enough, it turns out — now the Fetus People have to take on college football. From Good, here's a guide to slowing down. Edward Rothstein on the 1602 world map created by the Italian-born Jesuit priest Matteo Ricci, which places China at its center. From Military Times, J. Ford Huffman on the best military books of the decade. Why do so many people buy into the ridiculous notion that a daily diet of current events is anything other than a mindless — though perhaps harmless — form of amusement? From Cato Unbound, Douglas Rasmussen on Ayn Rand, answers and some questions for discussion. An interview with Jason Fry, co-author of Star Wars: The Essential Atlas.


From Collegium, a special issue on French literature, theory and the avant gardes. Katherine Rosman on the death of the slush pile: Even in the Web era, getting in the door is tougher than ever. A review of Terry Eagleton by James Smith. Publishing Perspectives goes inside the secret world of literary scouts (and part 2 and part 3). Aside from the invasion by European theorists, Jeffrey Williams reminds us, America had homegrown rebels against the New Criticism. Writing off reading: Contrary to the expectations of some, the internet has boosted the written word. In defense of editors: Writers are to editors as Scarlett O’Hara is to Rhett Butler. "I suppose it would be better if one were aggressive, contentious and so on. But there's rarely any occasion to be savage": Frank Kermode interviewed by Christopher Tayler. A review of Dante and the Making of a Modern Author by Albert Russell Ascoli. A review of Exit Capitalism: Literary Culture, Theory, and Post-Secular Modernity by Simon During. Twitterature has, without provocation, kicked all that is sacred about the written word in its proverbial scrotum. The Death of the Author: Andrew Gallix revisits a classic essay by Roland Barthes. From Dickens to digitization: An article on how technology killed copyright. Rebecca West on how a little grave reflection shows us that our first duty is to establish a new and abusive school of criticism. As evidenced by the bevy of awards (including Nobels and Pulitzers), the best-sellers, and the critical acclaim of the work being done consistently by independent presses, print can succeed on a responsible scale.


Can America educate itself out of inequality?: A review of The Race between Education and Technology by Claudia Goldin and Lawrence F. Katz. Fifth period is Facebook: Why schools should stop blocking social network sites. The three Rs and neuroscience: After decades of antipathy, education is finally embracing brain studies (and more). An interview with Frank Furedi, author of Wasted: Why Education Isn’t Educating. All or Nothing: Chloe Angyal on the difficult decision between co-ed and unisex education. Education Next takes an inside look at school discipline. From The Washington Monthly, Mariah Blake on how a group of Texas conservatives is rewriting your kids’ textbooks. What makes a great teacher? Teach for America, drawing on two decades of observation and research, may have found the answer. A review of Researching Sex and Lies in the Classroom by Pat Sikes and Heather Piper. Kate Christensen reviews Free For All: Fixing School Food in America by Janet Poppendick. Forcing all high school students onto a college-prep track is not only wrong, it's dumb. A review of Tough Fronts: The Impact of Street Culture on Schooling by Janelle Dance. Seyward Darby on a new vision for education reform — and nagging questions about whether it can work. Learn how to practice safe sex at the Hojskole, Denmark’s alternative school. A review of Liberating Learning: Technology, Politics, and the Future of Education by Terry Moe and John Chubb. At Landover middle school, philosophy is part of lunch menu. Are boys being shortchanged in K–12 schooling? An interview with Richard Whitmire, author of Why Boys Fail.

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