From Bomb, an interview with Glenn O'Brien on Interview Magazine. Freedom Agenda, Take Two: Michael Signer on how Obama can rid democracy promotion of its Bush-era taint. The British pub used to be the heart of the community and a place of male refuge, but now pubs are closing — is it really last orders? A review of Catalog: The Illustrated History of Mail Order Shopping by Robin Cherry (and more from Bookforum). A review of Daniel Jaffee’s Brewing Justice: Fair Trade Coffee, Sustainability, and Survival. Bringing extinct species back to life is no longer considered science fiction, but is it a good idea? Madame Bovary goes interactive: Thanks to an unprecedented international collaboration between scholars and volunteers, we can now trace the development of Flaubert's masterpiece online, draft by draft. From FP, here are five governments that deserve to fail. A review of Economic Gangsters: Corruption, Violence, and the Poverty of Nations by Raymond Fisman and Edward Miguel. From Parade, a look at the world's 10 worst dictators. From NDPR, a review of Aesthetic Experience; and a review of Aesthetics and the Work of Art: Adorno, Kafka, Richter. How US chefs are bringing sushi, Japan’s trademark cuisine, back to its roots. A review of Slang: The People's Poetry by Michael Adams.

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