Shannon O’Hara (St Andrews): Monsters, Playboys, Virgins and Whores: Rape Myths in the News Media’s Coverage of Sexual Violence. A look at how to use psychological tactics to avoid strangers on a bus. How an activist fathered a media critic: A review of Why Are We the Good Guys? Reclaiming Your Mind from the Delusions of Propaganda by David Cromwell. Beam us up, Mr. Scott: Maria Konnikova on why misquotations catch on. Leaky geopolitics: An article on the ruptures and transgressions of WikiLeaks. “What if there was a robot apocalypse, how long would humanity last?” A look at how brain imaging can predict how intelligent you are. A review of The Least of All Possible Evils: Humanitarian Violence from Arendt to Gaza by Eyal Weizman. Voting Matters: Teresa Ghilarducci, Richard McGahey, Charles K. Wilber and Daniel Finn on issues to consider before election day.