Newsletter 149


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Writing Worth Reading

[2]On Filming "Any Human Heart"
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William Boyd | Telegraph | 5 November 2010

"Is there a moment in our lives that inclines us to begin to form the events
  of our life into a narrative of some sort; to try to see a shape?" Author
  reflects on love, personal biography, dramatisation of his 2002 novel

[3]Divorce Capital
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Jane Croft and Michael Peel | FT | 5 November 2010

English divorce law in a mess, particularly for wealthy. Recent judgement
  favouring a pre-nup far from end of the matter. Still not clear what
  validates, invalidates agreements, what legal weight they'll have

[4]Allow Me To Correct A Few Things
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Bill Wyman | Slate | 5 November 2010

Highly enjoyable imagined response of Mick Jagger to Keith Richards'
  autobiography. Too well written for true parody perhaps, but who can resist
  description of Mick and Keith as a pair of "priapic jackals"

[5]The Rise Of The Tao
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      5. http://b.rw/9Qd3Fd

Ian Johnson | NYT Magazine | 5 November 2010

Chinese religious revival under way, tolerated uneasily by government.
  Buddhism for middle class, Islam for minorities, Christianity for
  yuppies—and huge rural boom in Taoism, which mixes religion and philosophy

[6]Observations On Elevator Etiquette
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Krystal D'Costa | Scientific American | 4 November 2010

Americans spend a lot of time in elevators, but don't really like them.
  Don't quite trust their safety. Don't feel easy pressed together with
  strangers. Feels equally awkward to talk, and to remain silent

[7]The Hippy And The Expressionists
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Anonymous | Spiegel | 5 November 2010

Swinging couple awash with money fascinates German town. Unmasked as art
  forgers, specialising in second-rank expressionist paintings. May have
  passed off 34 fakes over 15 years. Excellent reporting

[8]Americans Against Themselves
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Ronald Dworkin | NYR Blog | 5 November 2010

Republicans are the problem, not the solution. "If someone burned down your
  house, you would not fire your new contractor because he had not rebuilt it
  overnight, then hire the arsonist to finish the job"

[9]What Technology Wants
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Jerry Coyne | NYT | 5 November 2010

Biologist dismantles Kevin Kelly's theory of technology as a "living
  organism, animated by same evolutionary forces that resulted in human
  brain". This misunderstands evolution, blurs into mysticism

Topic: 2010 Mid-Terms

Obama rebuffed. What happened, why it happened, what happens
  next. [10]Continue reading...
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[11]Today on FiveBooks: the Wonderful Cookbooks
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