New! Improved! Shape Up Your Life!
Dwight Garner | NYT | 6 January 2011
Review of Tim Ferris's "Four-Hour Body". "It’s among the craziest things
I’ve ever read. As if The New England Journal of Medicine had been hijacked
by the editors of the SkyMall catalog. This is a man who weighs his own
Deadly Images: Q&A With Barbie Zelizer
Jack Shafer | Slate | 6 January 2011
Writer discusses US media's reluctance to publish pictures of dead. Optimal
image is of somebody about to die. "Where images of dead bodies often push
viewers away, images of impending death draw viewers in, create empathy"
Video Games And Interactive Art
Rob Goodman | The Millions | 6 January 2011
Can video games be works of art? True, you can't surrender to them. You have
to make your own narrative. But that only increases potential for empathy.
Interesting analogy with psychoanalysis, as another, earlier, "interactive
Cricket: England Thrash Aussies
Michael Elliott | Time | 7 January 2011
"The world is turned upside down. The English are on top, the
Australians—feckless, tattooed, undisciplined—a miserable, gutless rabble.
But I promise: there are few English cricket fans who think things will long
stay this way"
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Today's FiveBooks Interview
Branko Milanovic on =ECONOMIC INEQUALITY BETWEEN NATIONS AND PEOPLES=
World Bank economist and author of The Haves and the Have-Nots: A Short and
Idiosyncratic History of Global Inequality discusses global economic
inequality and says internal issues of inequality breed aggressive foreign
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Crime & Thriller Writing
Leading writers discuss their genre and select their top five essential
reads, plus selected articles on the murky world of thrillers and whodunnits
Book of the Day
Victoires et Déboires (Successes and Failures). Histoire économique du
monde du XVIe siècle à nos jours
- by Paul Bairoch - This is a magisterial three-volume economic history of
the world from Columbus to Gorbachev. It covers the entire economic history
of the world and he provides lots of numbers on many things like
urbanisation, income distribution, population and so on. This is crucial for
economic historians who want to build on these numbers.
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