Mark D. Harmon (Tennessee): Religious Groups and “Affluenza”: Further Exploration of the TV-Materialism Link. A new issue of PhaenEx: Journal of Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture is out. From Moment, a look at the provocative Baron Cohen clan: Sacha (aka Ali G, Borat, Bruno) is not the only member of this British Jewish family to make a name for himself as a creative rebel; and ask the rabbis: Is there such a thing as asking too many questions? Until cryonics do us part: The men who want to be cryonically preserved, and the women who sometimes find it hard to be married to them. From LRB, August Kleinzahler on the taboo against discussing overpopulation. Viktor Mayer-Schonberger wants to "revive the art of forgetting" by putting expiration dates on Web data. National Review interviews Glenn Beck on The Overton Window. Dennis Baron on how digital archaeology has revealed Thomas Jefferson’s revisions of the Declaration of Independence. From Swans, Michael Barker on foundations and the racial politics of knowledge; and an interview with Jerry Gershenhorn, author of Melville J. Herskovits and the Racial Politics of Knowledge. From Stanford Social Innovation Review, an interview with Jeffrey Sachs on lifting a billion-plus people out of poverty while simultaneously reducing our impact on the environment. From the Smithsonian magazine's special 40th anniversary issue, a series of articles on 40 things you need to know about the next 40 years. Robert Wright on building one big brain. While Catholic, Orthodox and some other religious communities place the location of Jesus Christ’s death within the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, most Protestant churches opt instead for an outcrop of rock near the Garden Tomb — where is Golgotha?

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