Daniela Calanca (Bologna): Italians Posing Between Public and Private: Theories and Practices of Social Heritage. Ran Hirschl (Toronto): The Nordic Counter-Narrative: Democracy, Human Development, and Judicial Review. George Lakey on how Swedes and Norwegians broke the power of the "1 percent". Do institutions really matter? Francis Fukuyama on how the questionable relevance of institutions is brought home by the controversy over Hungary’s new constitution. The intellectual, the individual, and the state: An interview with Henrik Berggren, author of A Wonderful Time Ahead: A Biography of Olof Palme (and more). The Mystery Pilgrim: Augustine the Aleut hit Europe's most famous pilgrimage route, the Camino Santiago de Compostela, first in 2002, and then again in 2007, 2009 and 2011. A review of Vampire Nation: Violence as Cultural Imaginary by Tomislav Z. Longinovic. A decade from today, 20 percent of some Eastern European countries will have a Roma ancestry — yet despite strength in numbers, the cycle of exclusion and marginalization persists. Thermopolia of Pompeii, an ancient snack bar of the Roman Empire, has been re-opened.
A new issue of the Journal of Humanistic and Social Studies is out. From International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, Gilda Sedgh, Susheela Singh, Stanley K. Henshaw and Akinrinola Bankole (Guttmacher): Legal Abortion Worldwide in 2008: Levels and Recent Trends. Peter Singer weighs in on infanticide paper. Here's why the government thinks it can kill you overseas. Leaked e-mails suggest bin Laden not buried at sea? Spying on the Koch Brothers: Michael Mechanic goes inside the discreet retreat where the elite meet to plot Barack Obama's defeat. The Koch brothers have launched an extraordinary campaign to take control of the Cato Institute — will they destroy it? (and more and more) Scotland's "Day of Destiny": On October 18, 2014, Scots will get a chance to vote for independence. In an article in the American Journal of Bioethics, Loyola bioethicist Kayhan Parsi is calling political satirist Jon Stewart "our greatest public intellectual. This is no joke." The first black Disney princess loves watermelon. Tim Tebow explains why he "Tebows" and uses Bible verses.
Jessica Pykett (Aberystwyth): The New Maternal State: The Gendered Politics of Governing through Behaviour Change. Noa Nogradi (Pompeu Fabra): Abortion in a Genderless Society. Amy Shields Dobson (Monash): Hetero-sexy Representation by Young Women on MySpace: The Politics of Performing an "Objectified" Self. Deborah Tuerkheimer (DePaul): SlutWalking in the Shadow of the Law: Rape and Sexuality in Legal Theory and Practice. Sluts Unite: By standing up to Rush Limbaugh’s slur, Sandra Fluke shows how sex positivity is recharging feminism. The other side of well-being: What makes a young woman become an anorectic? From Interface, a special issue on feminism, women’s movements and women in movement. A review of The Return of Feminist Liberalism by Ruth Abbey. Shattering the glass slipper: Why the color pink has noted feminist author Peggy Orenstein seeing red. Princess at work: Naomi Wolf on how the pretty, docile creature is passe — princessing is good, hard work these days. Nathan Jurgenson on constructing a lesson plan to teach Pinterest and feminism.