Newsletter 190


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

[1]Time, Gentlemen
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      1. http://b.rw/fYAXII

Anonymous | Economist | 16 December 2010

Decline of the English pub. Three go out of business every day. Hit by
  smoking ban, cheap supermarket drink, recession. Those that survive ruined
  by big brewers, who want "high-volume vertical drinking", not cosy places to
  linger

[2]Where Do We Go From Here?
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      2. http://b.rw/ei0Wls

Paul Krugman & Robin Wells | NYRB | 24 December 2010

Brutal attack on Obama. He suckered Democrats by promising a strong
  progressive agenda. Once in power, surrendered to hesitation, compromise. To
  recover, Democrats need to fight not only the Republicans, but their own
  president

[3]Vandals In Retreat
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      3. http://b.rw/i8ED1o

Theodore Dalrymple | City Journal | 23 December 2010

Angry essay on post-war redevelopment of British cities. Modernist planners
  of 1960s "produced a visual hell". Since then, standard of new architecture
  has much improved, standard of public behaviour has much declined

[4]Philosophical Sweep
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      4. http://b.rw/eWl2wa

James Ryerson | Slate | 21 December 2010

To understand the fiction of David Foster Wallace, it helps to understand
  Wittgenstein. Wallace was going to be an academic philosopher, until
  depression turned him towards writing. Philosophical substructure underpins
  novels
  [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…
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jack-zipes-on-fairy-tales

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…
    Links:
      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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      11. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

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