Newsletter 187


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[1]Leonard Bernstein's Hands
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Robert Krulwich & Ezra Block | Robert Krulwich & Ezra Block | 21 December
  2010

How Leonard Bernstein conducted an orchestra using only his face—a technique
  known in the trade as "eyebrows only". (Do watch the embedded video.) And,
  if you think that's strange, Valery Gergiev conducts with a toothpick

[2]Left Out
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      2. http://b.rw/h0Lqum

Francis Fukuyama | Francis Fukuyama | 20 December 2010

Income inequality has risen sharply in America. Bankers have made out like
  gangsters. So why no left-wing backlash? Perversely, main populist pressure
  comes now from the right, opposing regulation and redistribution

[3]Bedbugs
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      3. http://b.rw/gRoz7N

Hugh Pennington | Hugh Pennington | 22 December 2010

Everything you never wanted to know. Blood is their only food. They don't
  spread disease. They travel on buses. They've been found in the Lincoln
  Centre and the Met. They love rough surfaces. Their mating habits are
  painful

[4]Kung Fu For Philosophers
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      4. http://b.rw/hAceSn

Peimin Ni | Peimin Ni | 8 December 2010

Westerners think "kung fu" is a kind of fighting. It's more a philosophical
  term for practice, discipline, skill. Chinese philosophy emphasises
  cultivation of the agent, not formulation of rules of conduct. How we live,
  not why.
       [5]View full selection
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Today's FiveBooks Interview

[6]R J Ellory on
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/r-j-ellory-on-human-dramas

[7]Human Dramas
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      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/r-j-ellory-on-human-dramas

Roger Ellory is a bestselling author whose recommendations include Annie
  Proux, Stephen King and Truman Capote. There are, he says, no rules to great
  writing. [8]Continue Reading…
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/r-j-ellory-on-human-dramas

Topic

[9]Relationships
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/topics/relationships

Everything you always wanted to know (but were afraid to ask), includes
  interviews with psychology and relationship experts from Mira Kirshenbaum to
  Kate Figes and articles that cover the myriad of human complexities
  [10]Continue reading…
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      10. http://thebrowser.com/topics/relationships

Book of the Day

[11]The Shipping News
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/shipping-news-by-annie-proulx

-by Annie Proulx - [12]Buy
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/shipping-news-by-annie-proulx

[13]More recommendations…
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      13. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Browsings

[14]andyguess John Lanchester: Newspapers' weakness could be their greatest
  strength. Let us pay [15]bit.ly/eigZ0T #browsings
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