Jeff Taylor (WIU): Fighting Bob vs. Silent Cal: The Conservative Tradition from La Follette to Taft and Beyond. The textured life: A look at what we can still learn from the '70s. Nature v nurture? The question has fuelled some of history's fiercest scientific and political feuds — now we have an answer. Can a click replace a glance? Newspapers offered a serendipitous reading experience that online formats haven't managed to replicate. A review of Beyond the Fields: Cesar Chavez, the UFW, and the Struggle for Justice in the 21st Century by Randy Shaw. Dan Willingham, author of Why Don’t Students Like School? A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for Your Classroom, on how teachers can get more respect (and part 2). An interview with Carrie Tucker, author of I Love Geeks: The Official Handbook. The introduction to Whose Culture? The Promise of Museums and the Debate over Antiquities. That the rise in state sovereignty challenges has been mostly ignored by the national news media isn’t surprising. Matthew Ladd reviews In the United States of Africa by Abdourahman A. Waberi. Sitting Vainly: Nothing gets your self-absorption flowing quite like sitting for a portrait. The financial picture for zoos isn't a good one — would that the WPA was still around.

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