From Miller-McCune, a look at how solar grand plans start answering basic questions. An interview with Mary Ellen O’Connell, author of The Power and Purpose of International Law. A review of The Subprime Solution: How Today's Global Financial Crisis Happened, and What to Do about It by Robert J. Shiller. Beyond Casino Capitalism: Bush let the gamblers run wild — here’s how Obama can rein them in. From Index on Censorship, articles by AC Grayling (and a review of The Choice of Hercules: Pleasure, Duty and the Good Life in the 21st Century) and BHL (and a review of Left in Dark Times). A review of In Search of the Black Fantastic. Politics & Popular Culture in the Post-Civil Rights Era by Richard Iton. One of the longest-running spousal debates may now be settled in favor of men and for the sake of little boys. Places and strata of memory: The idea of 1989 as an annus mirabilis in which everything changed is too crude, writes Karl Schlogel. From First Principles, a symposium on George Carey (and part 2 and part 3). From Graduate Journal of Social Science, a special issue on Queer Studies. We are all suburban now: In popular culture the suburbs are always somewhere we long to escape from — not true. Phantom pain: The daughter of a Nazi soldier recalls the spark and fizzle of her tenth New Year’s Eve.