The latest issue on Harp & Altar is out. From Genders, Jennifer Reed (CSU-Long Beach): Lily: Sold Out! The Queer Feminism of Lily Tomlin; and Purnima Bose (Indiana): From Humanitarian Intervention to the Beautifying Mission: Afghan Women and Beauty without Borders. The mutual inspiration of art and mathematics: Economics, origami and other fields trigger new and original creations. Starbucks’ midlife crisis: The coffee giant can’t quite accept its own customers’ tastes. More and more and more and more and more and more and more and more on The Big Short by Michael Lewis. From h+, here's the geek’s guide to getting girls. The perils of pay less, get more: Demand for government services grows, but taxes don’t — this is the main reason for our budget problems. Clive Crook on why taxes will go up — get used to it. What can lists tells us about the personality of the list-maker? This is officially Not Good: Jamais Cascio on pushing back against the Methane Tipping Point. Post Romantic: A love letter to mail carriers everywhere. A world without signs: Does the advent of GPS mean we'll no longer need them? A review of Ernst Cassirer: The Last Philosopher of Culture by Edward Sidelsky. Macmillan is introducing software that will allow college instructors to edit digital editions of textbooks without consulting the original authors or publisher. A review of Courting Disaster: How the CIA Kept America Safe and How Barack Obama Is Inviting the Next Attack by Marc A. Thiessen (and more). The writing advice industry: Fiction is near death, but advice about writing fiction? It’s thriving. Did you know that no two farts are exactly alike? An interview with proctologist Lester Gottesman. Omega males and the women who hate them: They're unemployed, romantically challenged, and they're everywhere.