A new issue of Open Letters Monthly is out. From FT, a review of Slow-Tech: Manifesto for an Overwound World by Andrew Price; and how can you tell if your life is getting better? Here's a more humane way to measure progress. From New Scientist, born believers: How your brain creates God; and an article on super clocks: More accurate than time itself. The book that changed my life: John Gray chooses The Pursuit of the Millennium by Norman Cohn. A review of The Numbers Game: The Commonsense Guide to Understanding Numbers in the News, in Politics, and in Life by Michael Blastland and Andrew Dilnot. Christina Young explains how physics can help to preserve our cultural heritage. An interview with Nick Montfort and Ian Bogost, authors of Racing the Beam: The Atari Video Computer System. Will desperate climates call for desperate geoengineering measures? (and a response) The vagaries of paternity have led men to sharply categorize women — even in a hookup culture — but women can get savvy about this male propensity. If you think evangelicals are anti-sex, you’d be wrong — today’s evangelicals push a hyper-sexualised message. From NPR, an interview with David Duke on the Obama Presidency. A review of Vanity Fair's Tales of Hollywood Rebels, Reds, and Graduates and the Wild Stories Behind the Making of 13 Iconic Films.