It’s not so easy being Han Han, the heartthrob race car driver and pop novelist who just happens to be China’s most widely read blogger. A review of Your Own James: The Montreal Lectures of C.L.R. James by Rico Cleffi. A review of The Allure of Chanel by Paul Morand. Simon Schama on why we like tough guys in politics. A review of books on the history of medicine. The problem with Murdoch's Journal isn't the politics, but his tabloid sensibility. Tal Pinchevsky on the emerging political force that is Snoop Dogg. Robin Hood and the Templars of Doom: John Paul Davis on the forgotten history of England's most famous outlaw. What if our economy was not built on competition? Nobel Prize winner Elinor Ostrom talks about her work on cooperation in economics. A review of Barbie and Ruth: The Story of the World's Most Famous Doll and the Woman Who Created Her by Robin Gerber (and more). An interview with Harvey Klehr on books on communism in America. Everything is political — and you don't have to be a card-carrying Foucauldian to think so. An article on Hitler as the most versatile word on the Internet. Melissa Milgrom on why the Victorian fascination with stuffing animals has become the hot new thing among hipsters and urbanites. Here is CMO's Guide to the Social Media Landscape. Saints on Percocet: Drug-addicted healers are elevating hospital drama to metaphysical art. A review of Albert Camus: Elements of a Life by Robert Zaretsky (and more on Camus). To understand radical Islam, To Padnos pretended he was a Muslim and settled himself into Yemen’s radical mosque scene; years later, his cover has finally been blown. The Coffee Party held its first meetings in cities around the country — is it really the liberal answer to the Tea Party movement? (and more and more).

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