K.M. Ingo (CSU), K.D. Mize (FAU) and M.E. (CSU): Evolutionary Feminist Theory: Female Intrasexual Competition: Toward an Evolutionary Feminist Theory. How do antisocial men manage to attract women? Or, to put it another way, why do some women always fall for bastards? A look at what women like about male sweat—and why. From Harvard Magazine, getting it right on the rig: Manhood reconsidered. A review of Real Men: Ten Courageous Americans to Know and Admire by R. Cort Kirkwood. A review of So What's a Boy? Addressing Issues of Masculinity and Schooling by Wayne Martino and Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli. From Popular Mechanics, do you know the 25 skills every man should? The God of Sperm: In an industry veiled in secrecy, a powerful L.A. sperm peddler shapes the nation’s rules on disease, genetics — and accidental incest. A review of Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity by Robert Jensen.


From TLS, a review of Hannah Arendt’s The Jewish Writings; and should understanding necessitate forgiveness? A look back to the 1964 review of Arendt’s book on the Eichmann trial. From Habitus, an interview with Emil Fackenheim on An Epitaph for German Judaism: From Halle to Jerusalem; an interview with Gunther Grass and Imre Kertesz on parallel lives; and an interview with Siona Benjamin on Jews, America, art and the transcultural revolution. From the inaugural issue of International Journal of Conflict and Violence, Nonna Mayer (Sciences Po): Transformations in French anti-Semitism. "The Zionists are our Misfortune": An essay on the (not so) new Antisemitism. From Forward, a review of Terror in Black September: The First Eyewitness Account of the Infamous 1970 Hijackings by David Raab; and a review of A Dangerous Woman: The Graphic Biography of Emma Goldman by Sharon Rudahl. A review of Auschwitz Report; The Black Hole of Auschwitz; and A Tranquil Star: Unpublished Stories of Primo Levi. From crocheting a kippah to making your own shofar, The Jewish Catalog explains it all.


From Democracy Now!, Alan Greenspan and Naomi Klein debate the Iraq war, Bush's tax cuts, economic populism, and crony capitalism. Klein reviews Greenspan’s The Age of Turbulence. What drives Naomi Klein? He critique of "disaster capitalism" will echo around the world -– but its roots lie in a scandal close to her Canadian home. Every catastrophe is an opportunity: More and more and more and more and more and more and more and more on The Shock Doctrine. [The latest issue of Bookforum includes a review of The Shock Doctrine.] Does Klein oversimplify the connections between globalization and war? From the Brown Journal of World Affairs (registration required), an interview with Daron Acemoglu on globalization and inequality; and an interview with Kenneth Rogoff on adapting to globalization; and an interview with Michael Hardt on welcoming the Multitude.


A review of Stuffed and Starved: Markets, Power and the Hidden Battle for the World's Food System by Raj Patel. Why we eat and eat what we do: An excerpt from Moveable Feasts: The History, Science, and Lore of Food by Gregory McNamee. A review of Fasting: Spiritual Freedom Beyond Our Appetites by Lynne M. Baab. An article on ketchup vs. salsa, by the numbers. He held good taste to be self-evident: A review of Thomas Jefferson on Wine by John Hailman. The father of our coffee culture: If you're a java snob, thank Alfred Peet, who died last month. It takes a tough lady to come out in favour of drinking these days: A review of The Joy of Drinking by Barbara Holland. Food, inglorious food: Paul Levy on his decision to opt out of the macho food-writing movement. Don’t even think of touching that cupcake: It’s a haute Betty Crocker treat for us grown-ups, but devil’s food for our little angels. Table manners: A review of Service Included: Four-Star Secrets of an Eavesdropping Waiter by Phoebe Damrosch.


A review of Rational Choice and Democratic Deliberation: A Theory of Discourse Failure by Guido Pincione and Fernando R. Teson. Bryan Caplan on the 4 boneheaded biases of stupid voters (and we're all stupid voters). An article on campaign finance as the root of all evil. Federal law limits the participation of resident aliens in the political process. But it is silent on the role of extraterrestrial aliens. Failing Electoral College: As California Republicans seek to game the dysfunctional Electoral College, a campaign is rising to establish a national popular vote (and more). Electoral Vote Shuffle: Current proposals to change the way electoral votes are apportioned via state-level legislation raise larger questions as to why our federal elections are run at the state level at all. Wake up and smell the kiwi: What New Zealand can teach about proportional representation and electoral reform.


From NYRB, Colin McGinn reviews Steven Pinker’s The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature (and more and more and more and more and interview). From Seed, an article on the evolution of language: What songbirds, dancing, and knot-tying can tell us about why we speak. From The Chronicle, some colleges are working to keep American Indian languages from becoming a lost part of history. Vigil for the vanishing tongue: Every few weeks, one of the world’s 7,000 or so languages falls out of use. But there’s still time to thumb through the vanishing world dictionary. A Browser's Paradise: A review of Shorter Oxford English Dictionary (Sixth Edition). One of the week's best invented words: Whimperative: “Would you mind reviewing the last 10 years of quarterly sales reports this weekend?” Small object of grammatical desire: It's small, flat, black - and the hyphen is disappearing from the dictionary. Why? (and more on A Farewell to Hyphens). Case study: Never mind about the hyphen: what has happened to capital letters? In a world of txtspk they don't seem necessary. Ruthann Robson (CUNY): Footnotes: A Story of Seduction.


A review of A Companion to Ancient Epic. A review of Homeric Voices: Discourse, Memory, Gender by Elizabeth Minchin. A review of The Beginnings of History: Herodotus and the Persian Wars by James Allan Evans. A review of The Bad Citizen in Classical Athens by Matthew R. Christ. The introduction to Athenian Legacies: Essays on the Politics of Going On Together by Josiah Ober. From NYRB, a review of Rome from the Ground Up by James H.S. McGregor; The Seven Hills of Rome: A Geological Tour of the Eternal City by Grant Heiken, Renato Funiciello, and Donatella De Rita; The Secrets of Rome: Love and Death in the Eternal City by Corrado Augias; and The Colosseum by Keith Hopkins and Mary Beard. A review of Religion in the Roman Empire. A review of Pompeii Awakened: A story of rediscovery by Judith Harris and Antiquity Rediscovered: The legacy of Pompeii and Herculaneum. A review of History and Geography in Late Antiquity by A. H. Merrills.


From 49th Parallel, a review of Case Studies of U.S. Economic Sanctions: The Chinese, Cuban, and Iranian Experience. Is attacking Iran on the agenda? Immanuel Wallerstein investigates, and a review of Alternatives: The United States Confronts the World. From NYRB, Peter Galbraith reviews Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran, and the United States by Trita Parsi. A review of The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy (and more and more). An interview with Theodore C. Sorensen on the presidential trashing of American law and diplomacy. Bush isn't Truman, and the next president won't be Eisenhower. A quick history lesson on the tired analogy of imperial decline and fall: America is no Rome (and more). The wrong lessons from Munich: Neville Chamberlain is generally accused of two grave sins, but conventional wisdom is distinctly questionable. And the argument is of more than historical interest.


From Slate, a series of articles that examine the unavoidable presence of sex in science and culture. From Commonweal, Charles Taylor on Sex and Christianity: How has the moral landscape changed. The Joy of Texts: A review of Sex in the Bible: A New Consideration by J. Harold Ellens. For many Muslims in the west, meeting members of the opposite sex can be tricky. Can “wedding banquets”, where hundreds of young Muslims speed-date, offer a solution? How to be a Latin lover: Forget all those modern guides to dating. If you want to find a partner, the ancient Romans can tell you all you need to know. Charlotte Higgins explains what we can learn from Ovid's Ars Amatoria. A review of Virgins: A Cultural History by Anke Bernau (and more). The endless in and out: Iris Radisch on the necessity and futility of Alice Schwarzer's current anti-porn campaign.


Their New York Film Festival: Baumbach, Schnabel, Anderson, the Coens! When was the last time the New York Film Festival could claim bragging rights to such an impressive roster of local talent? The New York auteur is back. The world of film festivals: There are festivals for every audience, every taste, if only you know how to find them. Completely Immaterial: Steven Spielberg gets insulted, and the town goes insane. A review of Hollywood Undercover: Revealing the Sordid Secrets of Tinseltown by Ian Halperin. An interview with Kristin Thompson, author of The Frodo Franchise: The Lord of the Rings and Modern Hollywood. Despite the movie business's reputation for waste and excess, there are few places more ruthlessly scheduled, more efficiently choreographed than a film set. Unless that set happens to be in Russia.

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