From The Boston Globe Magazine, a special issue of unemployment. The beauty of most modern sport is a product of the symmetry of its rules — a legacy of Victorian England. A review of Demagogue: The Fight to Save Democracy from Its Worst Enemies by Michael Signer. A review of Ronald R. Gauch's It's Great! Oops, No It Isn't: Why Clinical Research Can't Guarantee The Right Medical Answers. Tim Griffin reviews Versed by Rae Armantrout. A review of The Thoreau You Don't Know by Robert Sullivan (and more and more and more). The Scarlet Library's reissues of classic erotica are the perfect summer reading for anyone who gets off on good grammar. There's no denying the tagline in every issue of The Saturday Evening Post is a beaut: "Founded A.D. 1728 by Benjamin Franklin". A review of Voluntary Madness: My Year Lost and Found in the Loony Bin by Norah Vincent. A look at why numbers no longer win arguments. Why Facebook can't succeed: Letting readers call all the shots is great for community but bad for business. A review of The Face on Your Plate: The Truth about Food by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson (and more). An article on do-it-yourself magazines, cheaply slick. A review of Shapes: Nature’s Patterns — A Tapestry in Three Parts by Philip Ball (and more).

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