Newsletter 189


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

[1]Lights, Camera, Africa
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Anonymous | Economist | 16 December 2010

Inside "Nollywood"—Nigeria's thriving film industry. No studios. Tiny
  budgets. Market traders put up money. Itinerant writers hawk scripts. 50
  full-length features per week. All straight to DVD. Pirated almost
  immediately

[2]Into The Friar
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Cliff Doerksen | Chicago Reader | 23 December 2010

Conversation with a friar (not a monk). Mostly about his brown robe. Fifty
  years ago friars sewed their own. Now work contracted out to convents.
  Public finds robe less threatening than priest's black suit and white collar

[3]Souring Of Turkey's European Dream
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Orhan Pamuk | Guardian | 23 December 2010

Turkey spent decades trying to emulate and join Europe. Now it has given up.
  Two main reasons: first, frustration at European Union's refusal to accept
  Turkey as a member; second, anger at EU support for invasion of Iraq

[4]Santa's Privacy Policy
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Lauren Hughes | McSweeney's | 23 December 2010

"Sharing is one of the joys of Christmas. For this reason, we share your
  personal information with our affiliates, non-affiliated third parties, and
  anyone else who has a legitimate financial stake in a successful holiday
  season"
    [5]View full selection
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Today's FiveBooks Interview

[6]Brent Landau on =THE REAL CHRISTMAS STORY=
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      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/brent-landau-on-real-christmas-story

Religious studies scholar Brent Landau says that the Christmas story is the
  part of the Gospels that is least based on history. Jesus probably was not
  even born in Bethlehem. [7]Continue reading…
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      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/brent-landau-on-real-christmas-story

Topic

[8]Relationships
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      8. 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
  [9]Continue reading…
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      9. http://thebrowser.com/topics/relationships

Book of the Day

[10]Journey of the Magi: Meanings in History of a Christian Story
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/journey-magi-meanings-history-christian-story-by-richard-trexler

-by Richard Trexler -
  The Magi story, the story of the wise men, is probably one of the best
  examples  of places where people have read into the Bible all sorts of
  beliefs that are not exactly there. For example, the idea that there are
  three of them, Matthew’s Gospel never says that. What Richard Trexler’s book
  is doing is, firstly, exploring how this interpretation began in early
  Christianity, how these details start getting added in one by one.

[11]More recommendations…
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