FiveBooks Newsletter 76


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Links to all our original FiveBooks interviews of the week before, plus a
  pick of the best content on The Browser.
  [1]FiveBooks weekly newsletter: Links to all our original FiveBooks
  interviews of the week before, plus a pick of the best content on The
  Browser.
    Links:
      1. http://thebrowser.com

FiveBooks at The Browser

Today on FiveBooks we consider the context and aftermath of the UK riots
  with [5]David Lammy, MP for Tottenham where they began. He criticises our
  hyper-individualistic culture and says we must give the working class a
  stake in capitalism.
    Links:
      5. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-lammy-on-context-uk-riots

Also on the feature, Tintinologist [6]Michael Farr discusses the enduring
  appeal of Hergé, historian [7]David Cannadine reflects on the British
  Empire, and we discover the best books to read on [8]Paris and [9]pop art.
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/michael-farr-on-tintin
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-cannadine-on-british-empire
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-downie-on-paris
      9. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/hal-foster-on-pop-art

Next week, bestselling author Peter James picks crime books, historian Mike
  Dash takes a look at the flip side of history, and Steve Job's sister Mona
  Simpson considers family stories. Follow The Browser on [10]twitter and
  [11]facebook for all this and much more!
    Links:
      10. http://twitter.com/#!/TheBrowser
      11. http://www.facebook.com/Thebrowser

FiveBooks News

[12]David Lammy on Context of the UK Riots
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-lammy-on-context-uk-riots

Friday December 2

We're richer and freer as a society than we used to be but it's now clear
  there are downsides too. The MP for Tottenham, where the riots began, says
  we've created a hyper-individualistic culture and explains how we must
  change it [13]Continue reading…
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-lammy-on-context-uk-riots

[14]Michael Farr on Tintin
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/michael-farr-on-tintin

Thursday December 1

Why do the Tintin stories have such enduring appeal? A Tintinologist tells
  us what makes them special, how their creator, Hergé, came to write them,
  and why he was accused of being a Nazi collaborator [15]Continue reading…
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/michael-farr-on-tintin

[16]David Downie on Paris
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-downie-on-paris

Wednesday November 30

The city of romance and art is also, like most big cities, a place of grit
  and grime. The American writer and long-time Paris resident tells us where
  to look if we're to understand the people and past of this most alluring
  city [17]Continue reading…
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-downie-on-paris

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

Tuesday November 29

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 much, much more [19]Continue reading…
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/hal-foster-on-pop-art

[20]David Cannadine on the British Empire
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-cannadine-on-british-empire

Monday November 28

The history professor tells us why it’s less interesting to argue about
  whether Empire was a force for good or ill, than to understand how it worked
  and  why  it  fell apart. He suggests a reading list to get us started
  [21]Continue reading…
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-cannadine-on-british-empire

[22]Reader, I Marinated It
    Links:
      22. http://b.rw/v7TRaS

Mark Crick | Independent | 25 November 2011

Imagining how Virginia Woolf, Geoffrey Chaucer and Raymond Chandler would
  have fared as food writers. From Lamb with Dill Sauce à la Raymond Chandler:
  "I  took  hold  of  the joint. It felt cold and damp, like a coroner's
  handshake" [23]More like this
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/best

Featured Topic

[24]The Occupy Movement
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/reports/occupy-movement

From New York to California, and many places inbetween, they are protesting.
  But who are they, what do they want and what does it all mean? [25]Read on
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/reports/occupy-movement

Book of the Week

Book of the Day

[26]The Belly of Paris by Emile Zola (translated by Mark Kurlansky)
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/belly-paris-by-emile-zola-translated-mark-kurlansky

[27]David Downie says: "It’s about an individual who finds himself alienated
  from the rich, brilliant new society of Paris" [28]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-downie-on-paris
      28. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Video of the Week

[29]Page 23
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos/page-23

And when you close the Ikea catalogue. What do all those smiling models do
  then? [30]More videos
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Week

[31]Anonymous, on bankers
    Links:
      31. http://kottke.org/11/12/give-a-man-a-bank-and-he-can-rob-the-world

"Give a man a gun and he can rob a bank. Give a man a bank and he can rob
    the world"

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

Reader Recommendations

_@prospect_uk_ The crime-buster "princeling" wooing China with his red songs
  and Maoist texts. Meet Bo Xilai http://t.co/c9HP53j9 [34]#browsings
  [35]More like this
    Links:
      34. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      35. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

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