Edolphus Towns has been a Brooklyn congressman for 24 years, but he is locked in a tight battle to keep his seat. Councilmember Charles Barron and Assemblyman Roger Green both want to capitalize on Towns’ vulnerable position, but they are splitting the anti-Towns vote. Find out why they both think they can do a better job serving Brooklynites. Plus: How modernity is shaping South Asian society with author Pankaj Mishra; how many planets are there in the solar system? and a pre-debate primer on the New York State Attorney General's office.