January/February 2015

Ferguson Won't Change Anything. What Will?

Glenn Loury

With responses from Christopher Lebron, Danielle Allen, Melissa Nobles, Harold Pollack, Gary Segura, Tracey L. Meares and Benjamin Justice, Susan Sturm, Michael C. Dawson, Doug Henwood, and Dorian T. Warren.


Editors' Note

Deborah Chasman and Joshua Cohen



State of the Nation: Democrats' Immigration Burden
Marisa Abrajano and Zoltan Hajnal
Made in America: Dressing Down
Claude S. Fischer
Wonders: One in Five
Anne Fausto-Sterling



The Desire to Know
Scientific Virtue Is Worth Saving
Steven Shapin


Private Life

A Matter of the Skies
Dave Byrne


There Was a Fox in the Bedroom
Daisy Johnson

Books & Ideas

Did Christianity Create Liberalism?
Samuel Moyn
A Bigger Tent
Can Richard Trumka Save the Labor Movement?
Amy B. Dean
Sex Is Serious
Affirmative Consent Laws Miss the Point
Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig

On Poetry

Poet's Sampler
Nicholas Shapland introduced by Kathleen Ossip
Death Mask
Louise Glück's Faithful and Virtuous Night
Craig Morgan Teicher
Get Lost
Caroline Bergvall's Drift
Dana Levin
+ (online-only) Microreviews by Andrew Ridker, Iris Cushing, Jennifer Kronovet, Lisa Perdigao, and Robert Schnall.

On Film

Integrity and Despair
Alejandro González Iñárritu's Birdman
Alan A. Stone


Fourth Theory: Pleasure, and We Stared Awed
Franke Varca
The Magician's Volunteer
Christopher Roberts
After J.S. Bach / Cello Suite No. 6, BWV 1012
J. Mae Barizo
Pastoral: I Live in the Country
Arielle Greenberg
Little Domesday Clock
Sam Witt
Nuances of a Theme After Stevens After Williams
Micah Bateman
Secret Threshing
KMA Sullivan
[So, the day will become a small boat]
Monica Berlin & Beth Marzoni
The First Marriage
Kimberley Grey
White Noise
Eric Amling
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