FiveBooks Newsletter 66


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      1. http://thebrowser.com

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We're delighted to have an interview with the documentary filmmaker [5]Errol
  Morris today, whose new book examines what photographs do and don't tell us.
  He explains how images have been manipulated ever since photography was
  invented, and how we're still not wise to it.
    Links:
      5. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/errol-morris-on-photography-and-reality

Earlier in the week, [6]David Spiegelhalter gave us a fascinating insight
  into the use and misuse of statistics. The interview's a great combination
  of the fun and the authoritative. We do hope you'll enjoy it.
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-spiegelhalter-on-statistics-and-risk

Next week, we'll be tackling subjects as diverse as perfume and the history
  of violence. Don't miss it!

FiveBooks News

[7]Errol Morris on Photography and Reality
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/errol-morris-on-photography-and-reality

Friday September 30

The acclaimed documentary filmmaker tells us about his fascination with
  images,  meaning  and  truth.  And how we’ve learned to think and read
  critically but still don’t see critically [8]Continue reading…
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/errol-morris-on-photography-and-reality

[9]Dahlia Lithwick on US Supreme Court Justices
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/dahlia-lithwick-on-us-supreme-court-justices

Thursday September 29

Who  are the men and women in black robes who sit on America’s highest
  judicial bench? A legal correspondent takes us inside this most influential
  institution  through a look at some of its most fascinating characters
  [10]Continue reading…
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/dahlia-lithwick-on-us-supreme-court-justices

[11]Austin Frakt on US Healthcare Reform
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/austin-frakt-on-us-healthcare-reform

Wednesday September 28

If you were starting from scratch, no one would design a healthcare system
  like America’s. The health economist tells us how it evolved, why it’s
  preposterous and what needs to change [12]Continue reading…
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/austin-frakt-on-us-healthcare-reform

[13]William Fiennes on First-Person Narratives
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/william-fiennes-on-first-person-narratives

Tuesday September 27

Writing  in  the  first  person  doesn’t  have to be inward-looking or
  egotistical,  says the author of The Snow Geese. He tells us about his
  favourite autobiographical works that use the first person to look out into
  the world [14]Continue reading…
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/william-fiennes-on-first-person-narratives

[15]David Spiegelhalter on Statistics and Risk
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-spiegelhalter-on-statistics-and-risk

Sunday September 25

Every statistic is the result of someone’s work, and we’d do well to ask
  ourselves why it was created. That way, says the statistician, we have a
  better chance of working out when dangers are being overstated and data
  misused [16]Continue reading…
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-spiegelhalter-on-statistics-and-risk

[17]The Hero No One Knew
    Links:
      17. http://b.rw/ouiLSu

Jeff Pearlman | Sports Illustrated | 27 September 2011

Walter Payton retired in 1988 as the greatest running back in American
  football history. What happened next was by turns inspiring, chaotic and
  regrettable.  And after all the laughing gas, guns and burgers, it was
  finally tragic [18]More like this
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/best

Featured Topic

[19]Palestine And The UN
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/topics/palestine-and-un

The Palestinians are seeking enhanced status at the UN in a move aimed at
  advancing their statehood ambitions. How will the process play out and what
  are the implications for Palestinians, and for Israel? Read on to find out
  [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/topics/palestine-and-un

Book of the Week

Book of the Day

[21]The Medici Conspiracy by Peter Watson and Cecilia Todeschin
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/medici-conspiracy-by-peter-watson-and-cecilia-todeschin

[22]Noah Charney says: “This is an in-depth, very thoroughly researched
  investigation of the theft and smuggling of antiquities by a chap called
  Giacomo Medici” [23]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      22. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/noah-charney-on-art-crime
      23. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Video of the Week

[24]Ben Goldacre: Battling Bad Science
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/videos/ben-goldacre-battling-bad-science

Great TED talk. Rattles along. Captivating, funny and informative
  [25]More videos
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Week

[26]Nicholas Thompson, on geometric progression
    Links:
      26. http://twitter.com/nxthompson/status/118774829364162560

"When you're 1% there, you're almost done. Just seven doublings away"

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

Reader Recommendations

_@prospect_uk_ "The days of 'shut up and calculate' physics may be numbered"
  Philip  Ball  on  the  future  of  quantum mechanics [28]t.co/uKmkSDb4
  [29]#browsings [30]More like this
    Links:
      28. http://t.co/uKmkSDb4
      29. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      30. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

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