Ths situated body, history books, fame, art, music and more

A new issue of Janus Head is out, with an introduction: The Arts and Sciences of the Situated Body; Helena De Preester (Ghent): To Perform the Layered Body—A Short Exploration of the Body in Performance; Ingar Brinck ( Lund): Situated Cognition, Dynamic Systems, and Art: On Artistic Creativity and Aesthetic Experience; Gediminas Karoblis (NUST): Controlling Gaze, Chess Play and Seduction in Dance: Phenomenological Analysis of the Natural Attitude of the Body in Modern Ballroom Dance; a review of To Catch a Life Anew: 10 Swedish Women Poets; and a review of Analyzing Prose by Richard Lanham pdf. From H-Net, a review of books on Horatio Nelson and naval history. An interview with Hugh Brogan, author of Alexis de Tocqueville: A Life.

From American Heritage, an article on The Man Who Would Be King of Nicaragua, William Walker. Why the Civil War was fought, really: A review of What This Cruel War Was Over: Soldiers, Slavery, and the Civil War. A review of Lincoln Emancipated: The President And the Politics of Race. England's Arcadia: A review of The Perfect Summer: Dancing into Shadow in 1911. A review of Savage Peace: Hope and Fear in America, 1919. On the trial of Sacco and Vanzetti: An excerpt from A Power Governments Cannot Suppress by Howard Zinn. A review of Troublesome Young Men: The Rebels Who Brought Churchill to Power And Helped Save England (and more and more). A review of Sea of Thunder: Four Commanders and the Last Great Naval Campaign, 1941-1945. More and more and more and more on George Kennan: A Study of Character.

The democracy of fame? A review of Fame Junkies: The hidden truths behind America’s favorite addiction. David Weinberger, author of Everything Is Miscellaneous, interviews Cory Doctorow.

From Der Spiegel, a mysterious golden pot discovered in a Bavarian lake in 2001 has been the focus of interest for archaeologists, art dealers — and now the German and Swiss police. Its convoluted history involves Nazi cults, treasure hunters and modern-day profiteers. An interview with Carter Wiseman, author of Louis I. Kahn: Beyond Time and Style: A Life in Architecture. Where are the anti-Communist movies? David Boaz wants to know.

Singer/songwriter David Byrne and neuroscientist Daniel Levitin meet up to discuss music. A review of Dirty Little Secrets of the Record Business: Why So Much Music You Hear Sucks. From New York, Studio 54, Where Are You? On the 30th anniversary of its opening, big shots, doormen, and janitors from the iconic club explain why cultivating glamour can be hard work— and how they all eventually turned to less debauched forms of buzz-mongering.

From Time, a look at how drag queens took over bingo. Celebrating drunkenness through the ages: A review of The Joy of Drinking. And one new hangover cure claims it can reverse the damage in just half an hour