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How to buy an election on the DL; Lady Gaga: not a man, but working for The Man; this judge was brought to you by the US Chamber of Commerce; Lego my Bible!; suing climate change into submission; cloudy with a chance of liability; big banks greenwash their portfolios; the Tea Party teaches Con Law 101
Virginia Heffernan unpacks our preoccupation with hoarders; reading recommendations from Michael Chabon, Susan Orlean, Natalie Angier, and other great writers; plus more book (Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter, Mumble in the Jungle), film (Casino Jack and the United States of Money, Strange Powers), and music reviews
Cover illustration by Roberto Parada