Every step we take

From Modern Age, an essay on The Problem with Modern Art: Or, Why Beautiful Art Matters. From CRB, Harry V. Jaffa on Macbeth and the moral universe. You walk wrong: It took 4 million years of evolution to perfect the human foot — but we’re wrecking it with every step we take. A review of The Hamburger: A History by Josh Ozersky. From America, an article on Catholicism and the new atheism. From THES, in the first in a series in which academics range beyond their area of expertise, philosopher Simon Blackburn proffers his top ten modern myths; and a review of In Defense of Dolphins: The New Moral Frontier by Thomas I. White. Carlin Romano reviews Francois Jullien’s Vital Nourishment: Departing from Happiness. From TED, Brian Greene talks of the universe on a string. Michael A. Lebowitz on the capitalist workday, the socialist workday. From Skeptical Inquirer, a special issue on the anti-vaccination movement. From The Nation, a review of Defying Dixie: The Radical Roots of Civil Rights by Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore; and a review of books on race. From Monthly Review, Stephen Gallagher on why we should forget Guantanamo. Arianna Huffington on how the mainstream news media jumps into bed with another propagandist. Here's a list of presidential hopefuls who won big by losing. Still with stupid: Why wouldn't we want an intellectual to be our president?