From The Incongruous Quarterly, Simon Critchley and Jamieson Webster on impotence and fucking old; and Jaron Lanier on human sexuality. Sanctifying by attacking: How a mosque proposed for a grubby downtown street became more of a symbol than its opponents ever intended. Two cheers for American tolerance: The Ground Zero mosque controversy shows that America manages its hatreds better than others. Fifteen year old schoolgirl Carmen Bramley has become France's hottest literary property after writing Pastel Fauve, a book about a teenager who loses her virginity at 14. Want to fix immigration? Give noncitizens the vote. Do celebrities help or hinder when they hijack serious issues? Once were dinosaurs: It seems the dinosaurs didn’t die out after all. It's not just about Israel: Six more reasons why we can't let Iran get nukes. Ten years on, the mystery of the Confederate submarine Hunley remains. Mystery Writer: Does S. Larson, who signs Citibank letters, exist? Joshua Holland on why America needs more Muslims. We used to send mail, and there used to be an underground movement of artists who made mail art; Laura Trethewey tracks down the artists who made the postal system an integral part of their work to find out how mail art is faring in the age of the Internet. A summer that sucked: Dominated by oppressive heat, the oil spill and Sarah Palin, does summer 2010 rank among the worst ever?

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