From Slate, Christopher Beam on how Andrew Breitbart is messing with you. More and more and more on Derek Bok’s The Politics of Happiness. A review of Imagination in Place by Wendell Berry (and more). An interview with Sheena Iyengar, author of The Art of Choosing (and more). The Pentagon's Stringers: Ex-CNN exec Eason Jordan and author Robert Pelton say their Afghan reporting project was hijacked by a rogue DoD official — but had their unorthodox operation already crossed a line? A review of Paul Gilroy's Darker than Blue: On the Moral Economies of Black Atlantic Culture. Japanamerica: Anime must eventually transcend Japan "national" brand; and is American prudery affecting Japanese law? Aisa Harris on how the only wrong place to wear a political t-shirt is church. Greek Tragedy: Will Europe tank the world economy? How to build a $1000 fusion reactor in your basement: Admittedly, the project is a little dangerous. More on The Rule of Law by Tom Bingham. Rep. Edolphus Towns, D-N.Y., has set his sights on ending a different inequality: Potty parity. Chris Lehmann on the recession-scarred plastic-surgery industry. The Boogeyman Bomb: How afraid should we be of electromagnetic pulse weapons? (and a response on EMPs) From NYRB, Robert Darton on blogging, now and then. Blog mining: An article on scouring blogs for useful information. Does the popularity of 3D films and the fashion for casting unknown actors spell the end of stardom? Dahlia Lithwick on how John Yoo, the author of the "torture memos", loves a good fight way more than a good debate. Andrew Corsello on William Shatner: The Long. Strange. Never-Boring Journey of a National Treasure. More and more and more and more and more and more and more and more and more on Reality Hunger: A Manifesto by David Shields.

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