ASME and MPA presents “Covering the Decade”, a fast-paced video that tells the story of the century’s first decade through the prism of magazine covers. From Blog Magazine, a look at the best good magazine news of 2009. From Folio, an article on 2009: The Year in Magazines and here are 115 magazine and media predictions for 2010 (and more). Susan Krashinsky on the future of the magazine. Readers aren't ditching magazines — advertisers are ditching magazines. Judy Bachrach on how the economy is killing off magazines. Virginia Heffernan on the existential crisis of magazines online. Buy this digital magazine or we'll kill this virtual dog, or: How electronic distribution is ripping up the magazine business. The Tablet Hype: They can't possibly save magazines and newspapers (and more and more and more and more and more and more on the iPad and magazines). Many of us in the magazine world think we’re in the business of selling content, but we're not. An interview with Magnus Greaves, founder of MYMAG, "a whole new concept in print magazines" (and more). What is the future of printed literary journals? The death of fiction: Lit mags were once launching pads for great writers and big ideas — is it time to write them off?  Editorial shake-up as Harper’s tries to stabilize in a downturn. Paywalls, blogs, comments, editing and magazines: An interview with Paul Ford, Web Editor of Harper's. A new Sarah Palin magazine hits newsstands and convenience stores (and more). Before E!,, Perez Hilton: A review of Shocking True Story: The Rise and Fall of Confidential, America's Most Scandalous Scandal Magazine by Henry E. Scott (and more and more and more and more).

The first chapter from The Mind's Provisions: A Critique of Cognitivism by Vincent Descombes. Don't cross that line: Would a fighter pilot shoot down a private airplane? A review of Michelangelo: A Tormented Life by Antonio Forcellino. Embrace prejudice: Stereotyping exists because it captures the whisper of a truth, because it provides a convenient shorthand and is fun. From TAC, an article on Robert Nisbet’s conservatism of community against the state; the people’s priest: Ivan Illich understood the dangers of trying to save the world; and John James Audubon was a terrible writer and a cruel conservationist, but his vision still took flight. The Higher Arithmetic: How to count to a zillion without falling off the end of the number line. Fight Night: Hamilton Nolan on the glorious racism of boxing. Inconsistent Pleadings: When and how to say "fucking" at work. The domestication of the savage mind: Cosma Shalizi reviews What is Intelligence? Beyond the Flynn Effect by James R. Flynn. A look at how online sponsorship changes the way we give. A man for troubled times: Ban Ki-moon rises above the fray. Here are 6 enlightened ideas brought to you by evil empires. Reality TV and porn collide: Both unscripted television and pornography call for their exhibitionist stars to expose themselves in intimate ways and now the space between the two genres is collapsing. Ed Smith had a theory that sprinters — like greyhounds and racehorses — were not getting any faster, but then came Bolt. An interview with Johann Hari on life on the front-line of political journalism. What the Maya calendar really tells us about 2012 and the end of time.

From The Weekly Standard, what Obama isn't saying: Harvey Mansfield on the apolitical politics of progressivism. A review of Architects of Ruin: How Big Government Liberals Wrecked the Global Economy — and How They Will Do It Again If No One Stops Them by Peter Schweizer. A review of The Failure Factory: How Unelected Bureaucrats, Liberal Democrats, and Big Government Republicans Are Undermining America’s Security and Leading Us to War by Bill Gertz. A review of The Great Money Binge: Spending Our Way to Socialism by George Melloan. The New York Times' wunderkind columnist Ross Douthat is on a quest to save intellectual conservatism. From Reason, laboratories of repression: We don’t let the states “experiment” on the First Amendment — should the Second Amendment receive any less respect?; and ninth configurations: Rights “retained by the people” make a comeback. Robert George on abortion and the struggle for the soul of the nation. W. James Antle III on Lou Dobbs' America. From TNR, a review of What Americans Really Want Really by Frank Luntz. Incompetent Foes: Steven Teles on learning the right lessons from the Age of Reagan. No Room for Reagan: Even the Gipper would fail the litmus test that conservatives have created in his name. Markos Moulitsas Zuniga on the 2010 Comprehensive Daily Kos/Research 2000 Poll of Self-Identified Republicans: "The results are nothing short of startling" (and two responses). One cross of gold, coming up: How the government could get even with right-wing cranks. Lee Siegel on how to handle GOP tantrums.

A new issue of the queer anarchist Pink and Black Attack is out. The Future Takes Forever: An article on Fereidoun M. Esfandiary becoming FM-2030. From Human Rights & Human Welfare, a reoundtable on Haiti’s human rights challenges and the responsibility of the international community. Joanna Connors turns the page on Amazon's Kindle: An essay. From Airman, among aircraft, like people, there are a few that stand out from the rest. In the American Grain: Scott McLemee remembers Howard Zinn. A Museum of One's Own: Can writers' former homes become tourist destinations? The odds are long and the payoff is low. An interview with Bill Watterson, creator of Calvin and Hobbes. A review of 36 Arguments for the Existence of God by Rebecca Goldstein (and more and more and more and more and more and more and more and more). Mike Musgrove on how "citizen cartographers" map the microcosms of the world. Krak des Chevaliers is the most imposing symbol of the crusades. From Vanity Fair, Mark Bowden on a case that challenges the conventional wisdom about online sexual predators, and blurs the lines among crime, “intent,” and enticement. Race to the Checkout Line: What the National Grocers Association's Best Bagger Championship says about work and competition. To properly tackle malnutrition, we need to consider nutrigenomics — the process of how nutrients interact with genes to alter metabolism. From Esquire, a special section on D.C. People Who Matter. What is there to say in the face of color, a visual phenomenon that so often seems to elude linguistic expression? Maggie Nelson investigates. My Dad went to San Quentin and all I got was this lousy T-shirt.

Alfred R. D’Anca (CMSV): A Different Promise: Catholic Social Thought and Criminal Punishment in America. The Lost Boys of Tryon: Inside New York’s most infamous juvenile prison, where troubled kids — abused and forgotten — learn to become troubled adults. An interview with Michelle Brown, author of The Culture of Punishment: Prison, Society, and Spectacle. Beyond Bars: The era of mass incarceration is ending; now we have to figure out what comes next. Will be jailed for food: To poorest Americans incarceration is an all-inclusive welfare getaway opportunity. From Esquire, Michael Finkel on how he convinced a death-row murderer not to die. The Exonerator: Self-taught private investigator Jim McCloskey has helped free more than three dozen people who were imprisoned for crimes they didn't commit. Prisoners of Parole: Could keeping convicts from violating probation or their terms of release be the answer to prison overcrowding? From The Village Voice, in a crime-free city, how does a young gangbanger represent? From TPM, a book club on Snitching: Criminal Informants and the Erosion of American Justice by Alexandra Natapoff. A review of Gangs, Marginalised Youth and Social Capital by Ross Deuchar. Eric Banks on the Manson Family: Here are a few titles that any Manson syllabus should contain. An interview with David Downes on books about crime and punishment. A review of The Last Lawyer: The Fight to Save Death Row Inmates by John Temple. Why do individuals kill their families and why does familicide appear to be on the rise? An interview with Radley Balko on the flaws in America's criminal-justice system.