Newsletter 188


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[1]Notes On A Crisis
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      1. http://b.rw/eunrEh

Frederick Studemann | Frederick Studemann | 21 December 2010

Depicting the financial crisis in music. An orchestral interpretation from
  Julian Anderson, London Philharmonic Orchestra's composer in residence. "The
  notes of Keynes’s surname emerge, and with them a sense of hope"

[2]Confront Europe's Mugabe
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      2. http://b.rw/fmGHhA

Timothy Garton Ash | Timothy Garton Ash | 22 December 2010

Rigged presidential election, vicious crackdown on protestors. Why such
  brutality? Perhaps Lukashenka worried that people were losing their fear of
  him. And he can risk alienating EU, now that he's friends with Russia again

[3]Saul Bellow's Letters
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      3. http://b.rw/fLUont

Andrew O'Hagan | Andrew O'Hagan | 21 December 2010

Bellow's letters "do what we might wish literary letters never to do: they
  diminish our sense of the writer who wrote them". Great novelist revealed,
  in his private voice, as "a whiner, itching and scratching with agitation"

[4]Suitably Dressed
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      4. http://b.rw/grg4B8

Anonymous | Anonymous | 16 December 2010

Honouring 150th anniversary of lounge suit. "An exciting and mysterious
  history that should give wearers a tingle of pleasure every time they put
  one on. It is a garment born out of revolution, warfare and pestilence"
  [5]View full selection
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      5. http://thebrowser.com/best

Today's FiveBooks Interview

[6]Jack Zipes on =FAIRY TALES=
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      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jack-zipes-on-fairy-tales

Fairy tales are as relevant today as ever, says Professor Jack Zipes. They
  are  a means of communicating about serious problems such as rape (_Red
  Riding Hood_) and abandonment of children (_Hansel and Gretel_). [7]Continue
  reading…
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      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jack-zipes-on-fairy-tales

Topic

[8]Cooking
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      8. http://thebrowser.com/topics/cooking

If  cooking is your thing, or you want it to be, this is for you. From
  interviews with top chefs to articles that range from the perfect appliance,
  to food for athletes, to what's in your cappuccino, it's all here. Enjoy
  [9]Continue reading…
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/topics/cooking

Book of the Day

[10]The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/bloody-chamber-and-other-stories-by-angela-carter

- by Angela Carter - I did not know her writing until I came across _The
  Bloody Chamber_, and it struck me as particularly relevant to the ongoing
  gender struggles. She had a position and perspective on gender and feminism
  that I thought was much more sophisticated and nuanced than a lot of the
  other feminist writers of the time.

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

Browsings

[12]emustich Cool         interactive         @_guardian_ year-in-review
  feature http://bit.ly/esLZvMT #browsings
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  More user recommended #browsings…
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      14. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

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