From Skepsi, a special issue on Bad Behaviour in Medieval and Early Modern Europe. Social epidemiologist Paula Lantz reveals what actually leads to premature deaths among Americans — not obesity but poverty. From Vanity Fair, if you look for it, the romantic charm of Long Island’s South Fork does still exist. A review of Turn & Jump: How Time & Place Fell Apart by Howard Mansfield. What should you spend on to maximize your happiness? Leave It to Beaver is probably closer to real life for people today than many would admit. A review of Containing (un)American Bodies: Race, Sexuality, and Post-9/11 Constructions of Citizenship by Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo and Carmen Lugo-Lugo. A review of The Peasant Prince: Thaddeus Kosciuszko and the Age of Revolution by Alex Storozynski. The power of first experiences: From winning the science fair to losing a first boyfriend, certain youthful experiences cast a long shadow, revealing character and at times actually shaping it. Who owns freedom: Do liberals take civil liberties seriously enough? The Music-Copyright Enforcers: In an age of illegal downloads, it’s a challenge to persuade every small-town bar and diner to pay for their music. A review of Ludwig Wittgenstein on Race, Gender and Cultural Identity by Bela Szabados. On big and scary wines: Why 14 percent is considered OK, and 14.1 is the end of the world. A review of Prosecuting Heads of State.

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