FiveBooks Newsletter 33


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Dear FiveBooks Readers,

This week, we’ve brought you a wide range of interviews—from a discussion of
  the 1970s with Andy Beckett to a tour of China with Evan Osnos from _The New
  Yorker_. Just in time for the Baftas, we also featured an interview with
  _Black Swan_ director Darren Aronofsky, who chose five books on making films.
  Enjoy them all at the links below.

[1]Andy Beckett on the 1970s
    Links:
      1. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/andy-beckett-on-1970s

_Monday, February 7th_
  Andy Beckett’s choices point to a welcome reassessment of the 1970s, that
  much-maligned ‘gothic’ decade, and sweep from London to Los Angeles by way
  of works by Malcolm Bradbury and John le Carré [2]Continue Reading…
    Links:
      2. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/andy-beckett-on-1970s

[3]Zainab Salbi on Women’s Empowerment
    Links:
      3. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/zainab-salbi-on-women’s-empowerment

_Tuesday, February 8th_
  Founder and CEO of Women for Women International says we need to make the
  21st century the time for women’s rights—and describes how reading Rumi’s
  poem helps her find inner peaceo [4]Continue Reading…
    Links:
      4. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/zainab-salbi-on-women’s-empowerment

[5]Michael Fried on the Philosophical Stakes of Art
    Links:
      5. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/michael-fried-on-philosophical-stakes-art

_Wednesday, February 9th_
  Esteemed critic’s choices reflect a lifetime’s interest in the subtle
  connections between art and philosophy, and encourage a broader and more
  imaginative approach to the enjoyment and understanding of paintings
  [6]Continue Reading…
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/michael-fried-on-philosophical-stakes-art

[7]Evan Osnos on China
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/evan-osnos-on-china

_Thursday, February 10th_
  _The New Yorker_’s China correspondent reflects on why the country captures
  our imagination—and why so many visitors want to change it. He chooses five
  books for the discerning traveler [8]Continue Reading…
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/evan-osnos-on-china

[9]Darren Aronofsky on Making Movies
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/darren-aronofsky-on-making-movies

_Friday, February 11th_
  Oscar-nominated director of _Black Swan_ takes a short break from his
  awards-season schedule to recommend five books on film—and discuss the
  moviemakers who still inspire him [10]Continue Reading…
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/darren-aronofsky-on-making-movies

Finally, visit the site today to read a series of lively interviews chosen
  from our archive especially for Valentine’s Day. Their themes range from the
  classical ([11]Charlotte Higgins on Love and Greats) to the biological
  ([12]Satoshi Kanazawa on Men and Women)—but all are equally titillating.
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/charlotte-higgins-on-love-and-greats
      12. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/satoshi-kanazawa-on-men-and-women

Yours,

The FiveBooks team at TheBrowser

[13]Falling In Love On A Train
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/fGy9gD

Benjie Goodheart | Guardian | 12 February 2011

Remember Brief Encounter? Trying to make love blossom on a crowded commuter
  train is, in reality, something of a challenge. But here are some success
  stories to warm the cockles of your heart on Valentine's Day

Current Topic

[14]Cooking
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/topics/cooking

If  cooking is your thing, or you want it to be, this is for you. From
  interviews with top chefs to articles that range from the perfect appliance,
  to food for athletes, to what's in your cappuccino, it's all here. Enjoy
  [15]Continue reading…
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/topics/cooking

Book of the Day

[16]Easy Riders, Raging Bulls
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/easy-riders-raging-bulls-by-peter-biskind

-by Peter Biskind -

Darren Aronofsky says: "An incredibly delicious read—just a great, great
  account of that era from Easy Rider (’69) through the mid-’70s. It’s the
  story of all those great filmmakers—my icons—Scorsese, Coppola, Friedkin,
  and Bogdanovich. They changed the way movies were made in America."

[17]More recommendations…
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

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