FiveBooks Newsletter 115


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  a pick of the best content on The Browser.
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[5]Carl Zimmer on The Strangeness of Life
    Links:
      5. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/carl-zimmer-on-strangeness-life

Friday September 7

The science writer and award-winning blogger discusses the strangeness
  of life, from viruses to manipulative flatworms [6]Continue reading…
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/carl-zimmer-on-strangeness-life

[7]Keith Ellison on Progressivism
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/keith-ellison-on-progressivism

Thursday September 6

The co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus in the United
  States tells us what progressives stand for and how they differ from
  liberals [8]Continue reading…
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/keith-ellison-on-progressivism

[9]Eric Foner on the Evolution of Liberalism
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/eric-foner-on-evolution-liberalism

Wednesday September 5

The historian chooses five books illustrating how concepts of American
  liberalism have changed over the past 50 years, and tells us about the
  tension that lies at the heart of liberalism today
  [10]Continue reading…
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/eric-foner-on-evolution-liberalism

[11]Hal Foster on Pop Art
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/hal-foster-on-pop-art

Tuesday September 4

What is pop art? Why did it catch on, and what does it mean? And what
  about Warhol – was his work as superficial as he liked to say it was?
  The art professor answers all this and more [12]Continue reading…
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/hal-foster-on-pop-art

[13]Ian McEwan on Books That Have Helped Shape His Novels
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/ian-mcewan-on-five-books-have-influenced-my-novels

Monday September 3

Novelist Ian McEwan talks about the books that have helped shape his
  own – from the biography of a scientific genius to a treatise on the
  end of time – and the importance of finding ‘mental freedom’
  [14]Continue reading…
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/ian-mcewan-on-five-books-have-influenced-my-novels

[15]David Lebovitz on Desserts
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-lebovitz-on-desserts

Sunday September 2

Great desserts can be amazingly simple, and even low in fat. The pastry
  chef and author cooks up a mouth-watering reading list to bring your
  recipes up to date [16]Continue reading…
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-lebovitz-on-desserts

[17]I Often Have To Cut Into The Brain
    Links:
      17. http://b.rw/TTSuAK

Henry Marsh | Granta | 3 September 2012

Surgeon describes operation on pineal gland. "The idea that I am
  cutting through thought itself, that memories, dreams and reflections
  should have the consistency of soft white jelly, is simply too strange
  to understand" [18]More like this
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/best

Featured Topic

[19]The Fall of Lance Armstrong
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/fall-lance-armstrong

Once a hero, but now the game is up. Here's how the aggressively
  preserved reputation of Lance Armstrong finally crumbled [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/fall-lance-armstrong

Book of the Week

Book of the Day

[21]Pivotal Decade by Judith Stein
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/pivotal-decade-by-judith-stein

[22]Eric Foner says: “Stein’s critique is that in the 1970s liberals
  embraced the shift from a manufacturing-based economy to a
  finance-centred economy” [23]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      22. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/eric-foner-on-evolution-liberalism
      23. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Video of the Week

[24]Legitimate Rape
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/videos/legitimate-rape

"It's like regular birth control. Except it's imagined by crazy people"
  [25]More videos
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Week

[26]Geoff Dyer, on Conrad
    Links:
      26. http://www.guernicamag.com/features/ship-write

"Heart of Darkness is not just a book but a modern myth—everyone has
    read it, even if they have not done so personally"

[27]More quotes
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/quotations

Reader Recommendations

@dsnelles I wrote about the bizarre historical practice of putting
  animals on trial for @maisonneuvemag: [28]t.co/f2CbBCD5 [29]#browsings
  [30]More like this
    Links:
      28. http://t.co/f2CbBCD5
      29. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      30. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

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