From First Principles, a review of Anita Clair Fellman's Little House, Long Shadow: Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Impact on American Culture; and an excerpt from George Panichas’s Restoring the Meaning of Conservatism: Writings from Modern Age. Timothy Noah on how Amazon cons the press. Jack Shafer on how newspapers tried to invent the Web — but failed. Interracial Babies-R-Us: Time for everyone to get over the novelty of mixed-race babies and relationships. From The Sun, Lois Judson is not a sex goddess. Our past within us: The new field known as archeogenetics is illuminating prehistory. A review of Mustang: The Saga of the Wild Horse in the American West by Deanne Stillman. Dalton Conley reviews Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell (and more and more). From Mental Floss, a look at 5 vastly overrated historical events; and some wars seem to go on forever, and others actually do — here are a few wars that have outlasted entire generations of people (and three really short ones). A Tribe Apart: Afghan elites face a corrosive past. A review of Bringing the War Home: The Weather Underground, The Red Army Faction, and Revolutionary Violence in the Sixties and Seventies by Jeremy Varon. The Public Lending Right means that every time you take a book out of the library, you make its author just a little bit happier.