Steven W. Bender (Seattle): Run for the Border: Vice and Virtue in U.S. Mexico-Border Crossings. Kevin R. Johnson (UC-Davis): The Beginning of the End: The Immigration Act of 1965 and the Emergence of Modern U.S./Mexico Border Enforcement. David Kortava interviews David Neiwert, author of And Hell Followed With Her: Crossing the Dark Side of the American Border. Cesar Diaz on the effects of the Rio Grande Valley on a scholarship boy. Zalfa Feghali reviews Why Walls Won’t Work: Repairing the US-Mexico Divide by Michael Dear. Brad Plumer on how Mexico is upending the U.S. auto industry. Greg Grandin on history’s sinkhole: How did the US-Mexican border become the place where the American past chokes on itself? Noam Chomsky on how the U.S.-Mexico border is cruel by design. Stefan Falke’s ongoing project, La Frontera: Artists from the U.S. Mexican Border, examines the borderland’s flourishing arts communities with photographs of more than 170 painters, muralists, art promoters, museum directors and musicians. Mohammed Elnaiem on neo-liberal performativity of the US-Mexico border. Another benefit of immigrant workers — shock absorption: In continuing to address the chicken-and-egg question of jobs and population, it seems that Mexican-born workers are quick to relocate to greener pastures. The first chapter from When I Wear My Alligator Boots: Narco-Culture in the U.S. Mexico Borderlands by Shaylih Muehlmann. The Deported: John Stanton on life on the wrong side of the border. Alexei Anisin reviews Two Nations Indivisible: Mexico, The United States and the Road Ahead by Shannon K. O’Neil (and more).