From Almatourism, Rita Cannas (Bologna): An Overview of Tourism Seasonality: Key Concepts and Policies; Rossella Belluso (Rome): The Geographic Landscape as Cultural Heritage in the Post-Modern Age; and Daniela Calanca (Bologna): Italian Fashion History and Cultural Heritage: Data for a Tourist Guide. A review of Curious Behavior: Yawning, Laughing, Hiccupping, and Beyond by Robert R. Provine. The weatherman is not a moron: In the hocus-pocus realm of predicting the future, weather forecasting is an area of progress — your own experience may differ. An interview with Alberto Toscano, co-author of Cartographies of the Absolute (co-written with Jeff Kinkle). Wikipedia for the Weird: Lindsey Weber on a list of prizes for evidence of the paranormal. Is homeopathy really as implausible as it sounds? Emily Elert looks into the mathematics of alternative medicine. From New Humanist, here is a secular guide to voting Obama. How child molesters get away with it: Malcolm Gladwell on the lessons of the Sandusky case. On the ethical economy: Edward Hadas on the false idol of free trade; and can Communist China drop Marxism? As a description of America today, Mitt Romney’s comment is a country-club fantasy; it’s what self-satisfied millionaires say to each other, says David Brooks.

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