Margaret L. King (CUNY): The Venetian Intellectual World. Kaarle Nordenstreng (Tampere): How the New World Order and Imperialism Challenge Media Studies. Michael J. Saraceno (St. Joseph) and Rachel B. Tambling (UConn): The Sexy Issue: Visual Expressions of Heteronormativity and Gender Identities in Cosmopolitan Magazine. “I was Sarah Palin’s road kill”: Years of attacks didn't prepare Bill Ayers for the charge that Obama was "palling around with terrorists". What does the GOP want? Andrew Sullivan wonders. Simple, logical and doomed: Why Esperanto will never quite become the international language of choice. Eric Posner on three ways Obama could raise the debt ceiling on his own. Corey Robin reviews Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel by Max Blumenthal. Rightbloggers' shutdown shuffle shifts spotlight from GOP to Obama's war on veterans. Can all women be pharmacists? Michael Selmi and Sonia Weil review Hanna Rosin’s The End of Men. Igor Volsky on the complete guide to the rise of the debt ceiling truthers. Keith Humphreys on how Obama’s impeachment would probably benefit Obama. Ezra Klein on the 13 reasons Washington is failing. David Weigel on how Democrats got a spine: The Republican Party taught them how to be uncompromising. Annmarie Adams reviews Sex and Buildings: Modern Architecture and the Sexual Revolution by Richard J. Williams.