Sara Ivry talks to Varda Polak-Sahm, who has written a new book about the ritual power of the mikveh for Jewish women, on Vox Tablet, our weekly podcast. Marjorie Ingall weighs in on not putting her kids on the “gifted” track. Josh Lambert surveys the book scene, finding looks at liberalism, food, and architect Louis Kahn. And check back for lots more updates to our illustrious blog, The Scroll.