A new issue of Minding Nature is out. From Hypocrite Reader, Caroline Lemak Brickman on reading in good faith: What would it mean to shift the burdens of responsibility and rigor onto the reader? Timothy Noah on how Mother Jones got the 47% story. Tyler Cowen on that blurry line between makers and takers. Nowadays, many massively multiplayer online video games have become so complex that game companies are turning to economists for help. Once again, Dominique Strauss-Kahn is back in the news for all the wrong reasons. Wit attitude: Iain Ellis on political humor and its diss contents. Violentacrez, Reddit's most notorious troll, loses job after Gawker profile (and Andrew Beaujon on what you need to know about the Gawker-Reddit war). What are the downsides of winning a Nobel prize? From The Chronicle, Camille Paglia on why George Lucas is the greatest artist of our time; and Michael Berube on why he resigned the Paterno Family Professorship in Literature Chair — that's all you need to know, right? Michael Berube reviews The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human by Jonathan Gottschall.

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