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Eduardo M. Penalver and Gregory S. Alexander (Cornell): An Introduction to Property Theory. On the legal treatment of golddiggers: A review of “A Legal Analysis of Romantic Gifts” by Ruth Sara Lee. A review of Why Love Hurts: A Sociological Explanation by Eva Illouz. Nonfiction’s “meta” moment: A review of Metawritings: Toward a Theory of Nonfiction. Turning Japanese, or, how to change your self’s ethnicity in just 1 week. John Paul Leonard, owner/operator of Progressive Press, may be the most progressive publisher in the book business bar none. Inequality dates back to the Stone Age: A new study finds earliest evidence yet of differential access to land. Is the world really becoming smaller? Emanuel Yi Pastreich wonders. On a single New York block, 44th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, lies a century’s worth of social and literary history.