Ghassan Hage (Melbourne): Dwelling in the Reality of Utopian Thought. Patrick Baert (Cambridge): The Sudden Rise of French Existentialism: A Case-study in the Sociology of Intellectual Life. From Constellations, a special issue on Claude Lefort. From Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines, a special issue on Critical Perspectives on Ideology, Identity, and Interaction. From Ctheory, Nathan Van Camp (FWO): From Biopower to Psychopower: Bernard Stiegler's Pharmacology of Mnemotechnologies; and a review of Grey Ecology by Paul Virilio. A review of Wittgenstein’s Antiphilosophy by Alain Badiou. A review of The Beach beneath the Street: The Everyday Life and Glorious Times of the Situationist International by McKenzie Wark. An interview with Simon Critchley, author of The Faith of the Faithless. Big Think's May 2012 Book of the Month is Less Than Nothing: Hegel and the Shadow of Dialectical Materialism by Slavoj Zizek. Humanity is OK, but 99% of people are boring idiots: Is Slavoj Zizek a genius with the answers to the financial crisis, or the Borat of philosophy?