Newsletter 107


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[2]Restaurant Chains Put Obesity On Menu
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Rachel Saslow | WP | 21 September 2010

It's a hackneyed subject, the outer limits of American fast foods, but one
  that retains its capacity to shock and amuse. Cheesecake Factory's pasta
  carbonara has 2,500 calories, 85 grams of saturated fat

[3]The Beatles In Hamburg
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Taylor Parkes | Quietus | 21 September 2010

Glorious piece of writing. Tracking the ghost of the Beatles through the
  sleaze of the Reeperbahn. If you find it hard to imagine there is anything
  left to be said on this subject, prepare to be amazed

[4]Obituary: Murray Sayle
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      4. http://b.rw/azP0E5

Anonymous | Telegraph | 21 September 2010

Journalist. Climbed Everest. Sailed Atlantic single-handed. Just missed Che
  Guevara in Bolivia. Found Kim Philby in Moscow. Moved to Japan. Probably
  coined phrase, "We name the guilty men"

[5]Love, Hate, Eat
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Kerry Lauerman | B&N Review | 21 September 2010

Interview with psychology professor Hal Herzog, about humans and animals.
  Interesting throughout, on topics ranging from binning cats and drowning
  puppies, to cockfighting and vegetarianism

[6]Some Afghan Boys Are Girls
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      6. http://b.rw/bQe13s

Jenny Nordberg | NYT | 20 September 2010

Fascinating, quirky feature on Afghan obsession with sons. Parents with a
  string of daughters can elect to dress and raise one as a boy, in the hope
  of getting a son next. Schools and society turn a blind eye

[7]Rubber Stamp
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Jason Zasky | Failure | 21 September 2010

Little-known story of Charles Goodyear, incompetent businessman. Invented
  vulcanisation, failed to secure key patents, more interested in making
  rubber desks and ship sails than tyres

[8]Debts, Lies And Cowboys
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Brian Phillips | Slate | 20 September 2010

Why Liverpool and Manchester United fans hate their clubs' American owners.
  Punchy, occasionally sarcastic, tailored for US readers. Some interesting
  comparisons between US and UK sports clubs

[9]Fayyadism Is Not The Solution
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      9. http://b.rw/dii70o

Nathan Brown | Carnegie Endowment | 17 September 2010

Well-informed critique of Palestinian prime minister's institution building
  programme. US and others should acknowledge its limitations, work urgently
  on supplementing it, even at expense of peace process

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Topic: Farming And Food
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Cruelty in farming. The joy of soy. Beware the coming crunches in farmland
  and fertiliser. And why so much bad food? [11]Continue reading...
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      11. http://thebrowser.com/topics/farming-and-food

[12]Today on FiveBooks: Millennium Development Goals
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      12. http://fivebooks.com

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