Newsletter 140


Hic sunt camelopardus: this historical edition of The Browser is presented for archaeological purposes; links and formatting may be broken.

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Writing Worth Reading

[2]Everything Went Off A1
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Jeremy Noel-Tod | Telegraph | 25 October 2010
  Co-author of dictionary of English slang shares some of the fruits of his
  research. "Ulysses" yielded 1,000 citations. And who knew that "raspberry"
  was rhyming slang, by way of "raspberry tart"?

[3]Under The Sun: Bruce Chatwin
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William Dalrymple | TLS | 27 October 2010
  Review of Chatwin's collected letters: "Please find waybill for sack which I
  have  sent  air  freight  today.  Contains a number of highly precious
  possessions, including a dried chameleon and the eardrum of a lion"

[4]Online Lovebirds: The Facts
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John Tucker | Newsweek | 26 October 2010
  Interview  with Christian Rudder of OK Cupid, who mines customer data,
  publishes eye-catching factoids, eg, "People who own iPhones have more sex
  than people with BlackBerrys". Great PR value. As proven here

[5]Globalised God
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Scott Thomas | Foreign Affairs | 25 October 2010
  Organised  religion  on the rise around the world. Cause and effect of
  globalisation. Pentecostalism, Islam spreading fastest. Growing role in
  international relations, as religion shapes national foreign policies

[6]Politics And Statistics
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Brian Whitaker | Guardian | 25 October 2010
  Authoritarian governments across Middle East, notably in Egypt, see national
  statistics as dangerous. Rulers want freedom to lie. Transparency leads to
  public debate, demands for accountability.

[7]Topic: Television
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How the industry makes money. How to write scripts, by David Mamet. Viacom's
King Lear... [8]Continue reading...
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[9]Today on FiveBooks: France in the 1960s
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