From the inaugural issue of R/evolutions, far away from solid modernity: An interview with Zygmunt Bauman; exercising freedom: An interview with Judith Butler; join together, demand change and risk: An interview with Guy Standing; and Toby Miller on the children of Reagan’s hippies. From the Center for the Study of the Drone, Dan Gettinger interviews Code Pink’s Medea Benjamin, author of Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control. Nuke the cat: Damon Lindelof, blockbuster wizard par excellence, explains the inexorable logic of the ever-metastasizing apocalyptic flick. Meet Kim Dvorak, the journalist spreading Michael Hastings conspiracy theories. Gary Day reviews The Problem with Pleasure: Modernism and its Discontents by Laura Frost. Can progressives do big things? Ethan Rome on how Obamacare is the test. Rob Goodman on the comforts of the Apocalypse: Our hunger for crisis is breeding dystopian narcissism. Confessions of an editor: Carlos Lozada reviews How to Write Short by Roy Peter Clark. Who will fight the beauty bias? It’s deep, unconscious, and surprisingly universal and means beautiful people get a much better deal — but righting injustice isn’t easy when no one wants to call themselves plain. Secrets: Heather Smith on Chelsea Manning and the prices of disclosure. Did a hedge fund billionaire just call for mass civil disobedience over climate change? In order to have underdogs, you need to have regular dogs; extroverts, get out there and run. Fetal pain is a lie: Katie McDonough on how phony science took over the abortion debate.