The introduction to Demanding Work: The Paradox of Job Quality in the Affluent Economy by Francis Green. A review of Deporting Our Souls: Values, Morality, and Immigration Policy by Bill Ong Hing. A review of Immigrants: Your Country Needs Them by Philippe Legrain. A review of Foreigners: Three English lives by Caryl Phillips.
Form Scientific American, Take Nutrition Claims with a Grain of Salt: Dietary studies sponsored by the food industry are often biased; can fat be fit? A well-publicized study and a spate of popular books raise questions about the ill effects of being overweight. Their conclusions are probably wrong; This is Your Brain on Food: Neuroimaging reveals a shared basis for chocoholia and drug addiction; and Eating Made Simple: How do you cope with a mountain of conflicting diet advice? A review of Delizia! The Epic History of the Italians and their Food by John Dickie. A review of The Sushi Economy: Globalisation and the Making of a Modern Delicacy by Sasha Issenberg.
When the lightbulb above your head is truly incendiary: A review of What Is Your Dangerous Idea? Around the world, a handful of scientists are trying to create life from scratch and they're getting closer. A review of The Edge of Evolution: The Search for the Limits of Darwinism by Michael J. Behe. What Visions in the Dark of Light: Lene Vestergaard Hau made headlines by slowing light to below highway speed. Now the ringmaster of light can stop it, extinguish it and revive it—and thereby give quantum information a new look.