The latest issue on UN Police Magazine is out. From EnterText, a special issue on Liminal London. From Slate, what's happening under the Gulf of Mexico? Your gushing oil well questions, answered; Daniel Gross on the best way to punish BP for the oil spill (and more); and why aren't Democrats emotionally exploiting the oil spill? Madison Smartt Bell reviews Kissing the Mask by William T. Vollmann (and more). Rand Paul is just the latest in a line of physician-pols who are embarrassing the profession; Kent Sepkowitz on why medicine and politics don’t mix. A review of In Time of War: Understanding American Public Opinion from World War II to Iraq by Adam Berinsky. More on W. Joseph Campbell's Getting It Wrong: Ten of the Greatest Misreported Stories in American Journalism. A review of Bad Ideas? An Arresting History of Our Inventions by Robert Winston. A review of The Making of African America: The Four Great Migrations by Ira Berlin (and more and more). All the cool kids are wearing them, now the keffiyeh enters the Guinness World Record book. Michael Lewis on Shorting Reform: A plan to shape financial reform to your advantage. Elena Kagan could have been a superb historian: Two history professors read the nominee's undergraduate thesis. Karan Mahajan reviews American Taliban by Pearl Abraham. Deborah Rhode on why looks are the last bastion of discrimination. From the Vatican's Zenith, how a strategy of "silence" saved thousands of Jews: Documents and testimonies point to Pius XII's efforts; and apologetics for the Facebook Generation: Christianity has a lot more to offer the world than atheists give it credit for, says Mary Eberstadt, author of The Loser Letters. Martin Gardner on Oprah Winfrey: Bright (but gullible) billionaire (and more).

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