From TLS, Sean O'Brien on the ups and downs of thriller writers; and a look at how books survived the Second World War. Great composers, lousy reviews: A look at when music critics attack. Were Europeans once cannibals? Research shows that up until the end of the 18th century, medicine routinely included stomach-churning ingredients like human flesh and blood. Academia Gone Wild! Grad School — like the "real world," only with more gossip and paid sabbaticals. An Ivy League scholar breaks the rules, waives the fees, and welcomes the workaday residents of Harlem into his politically charged classroom. A review of The Nature of Hate by Robert J. Sternberg and Karin Sternberg. Bonobo sex and "ladyboners": Is women's desire really that confusing? Turns out, money really does drive speeding tickets — look out. To save endangered languages, elementary schools across the Southwest experiment with Native American language immersion programs. An interview with Seth Godin, author of Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us. Job websites claim that some industries, like software engineering and nursing, are “recession-proof” — but there’s no such thing. A Room of Her Own: Alyssa Abkowitz reveals the secrets (and sadness) of living in a Chelsea women's dorm — communal showers, peanut butter sandwiches and no boys allowed. 

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