From the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities, don’t be afraid to say “revolution”, #OWS. The "Last Place Aversion" Paradox: Ilyana Kuziemko and Michael I. Norton on the surprising psychology of the Occupy Wall Street protests. If Zuccotti Park falls, where will the Occupy Wall Street movement move next? The all-American occupation: Steve Fraser on a century of Our Streets vs. Wall Street. Harold Meyerson on how politicians can kick the Wall Street habit: Candidates should take a no-bank-money pledge. How Occupy Wall Street is really funded: Who's behind the Wall Street protests? Welcome to the occupations: Ben Ehrenreich on Occupy L.A. As the OWS protest blossoms across America, they are no doubt being watched over by the country’s patron saint of civil disobedience — Herman Melville’s Bartleby. Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party: One looks cooler, the other smells better — do they agree on anything? (and more) Immanuel Wallerstein on the fantastic success of Occupy Wall Street. As the demonstrations grow, the different worldviews of bankers show the wide chasms that have opened over who is to blame for economic malaise. Nouriel Roubini on why almost every continent on Earth is experiencing social and political turmoil. In three months, an idea and a hashtag became a worldwide movement — here’s how they did it. An interview with Frances Fox Piven on the Occupy Wall Street protests and the complex interplay between social movements and electoral politics. Scott McLemee interviews four professors who are tracking the movement. What will become of Occupy Wall Street? A protest historian’s guide. Harvard Business Review on what businesses need to know about #OWS. Dean Baker on how we can make the "free market" work for the 99%. A look at 3 types of Wall Street protesters hurting their own cause. Here are 5 facts about the wealthiest 1 percent. We are the 1%, Bitches.
Ezra Rosser (American): Getting to Know the Poor. Edward Stein (Yeshiva): Sexual Orientations, Rights, and the Body: Immutability, Essentialism, and Nativism. Why are the children of the "Greatest Generation" so selfish? The Amanda Knox Fan Club: Whenever there's an over-reported trial, lots of morons start forming opinions on the guilt of the suspect. Why conservative white males are more likely to be climate skeptics: Sociologists attempt to pin down what causes some to question the science behind global warming. What’s the Greek for “rule by spoiled brats”? Raymond J. Haberski on the dilemma that is Stanley Hauerwas. Driving While Dreadlocked: John McWhorter on why police are so bad at racial profiling. Bond, Batman and Titanic can explain the workings of the world, reckons Slavoj Zizek; Danny Leigh joins the superstar philosopher on the set of his latest bizarre voyage into cinema. Popularity Contest: Do Latinos like Marco Rubio? Fight of the Living Dead: Like zombie banks that made bad loans, supporters of the Iraq War have dug in their heels on past mistakes. Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith, authors of The Dictator's Handbook: Why Bad Behavior is Almost Always Good Politics, apply the arguments to provide a different way of thinking about current events (in 5 parts). Ig Nobel winner Michael Berry writes “best abstract ever”. "False equivalence" reaches Onionesque heights, but in a real paper: James Fallows on the chronicles of false equivalence, chapter 2,817 (and more and more). Hacker Journalism: Why and how self-taught computer programmers, web entrepreneurs, web project managers, programmers from free software communities and open data militants alike have all become interested in journalism, despite the economic crisis that the press seems to be facing the world over.
From The Good Men Project, a series on women’s obsession with beauty: Lisa Hickey on chasing beauty — an addict’s memoir; her looks, your status: Hugo Schwyzer on why men’s claims not to care about beauty ring hollow; Tom Matlack on the ugly duckling as gender-neutral beauty ideal; and Marrie Lobel speaks: "Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful". Does real beauty come from the inside? Ari Shulman on appearance as a guide to moral character. A review of Pricing Beauty: The Making of a Fashion Model by Ashley Mears (and more). Scathing reviews of a book encouraging women to cash in on their sex appeal have prompted the London School of Economics to distance itself from the author. A review of Honey Money: The Power of Erotic Capital by Catherine Hakim (and more and more and more and more). Leveraging hotness: Women have exploited their looks for years — now it’s men’s turn. A review of Beauty Pays: Why Attractive People Are More Successful by Daniel Hamermesh. The neuroscience of beauty: How does the brain appreciate art? The Ugliness Penalty: Do the homely need legal protection against discrimination? (and more). “Hey good looking, come work for us!”: Aesthetic labor and discrimination law. Amanda Knox's captivating womanhood: The world was gripped by her murder trial — but for many Italians, it was her femininity that held the appeal. A review of FashionEast: The Spectre That Haunted Socialism by Djurdja Bartlett. Gwen Sharp on the limits of individualized resistance to beauty standards. Yolanda Dominguez exposes the artificiality of women in fashion. Skin Deep: A little makeup may help your colleagues see you as trustworthy — but that viewpoint can diminish if you wear too much. Lisa Wade on cosmetic surgery and being normal. Boys want to look good, but not too good.