Newsletter 202


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

[1]New! Improved! Shape Up Your Life!
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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
  feces""

[2]Deadly Images: Q&A With Barbie Zelizer
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      2. http://b.rw/gtcWu3

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"

[3]Video Games And Interactive Art
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      3. http://b.rw/f9GKCQ

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
  art"

[4]Cricket: England Thrash Aussies
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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"
                [5]View full selection
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      5. http://thebrowser.com/best

Today's FiveBooks Interview

[6]Branko Milanovic on =ECONOMIC INEQUALITY BETWEEN NATIONS AND PEOPLES=
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      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/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
  policy [7]Continue reading…
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      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/branko-milanovic-on-economic-inequality-between-nations-and-peoples

Topic

[8]Crime & Thriller Writing
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      8. http://thebrowser.com/topics/crime-writing

Leading writers discuss their genre and select their top five essential
  reads, plus selected articles on the murky world of thrillers and whodunnits
  [9]Continue reading…
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      9. http://thebrowser.com/topics/crime-writing

Book of the Day

[10]Victoires et Déboires (Successes and Failures). Histoire économique du
monde du XVIe siècle à nos jours
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/victoires-et-déboires-successes-and-failures-histoire-économique-du-monde-du-xvie-siècle

- 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.

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

Browsings

[12]polit2k Why Is The US Taxpayer Subsidizing Facebook – And The Next
  Bubble? « The Baseline Scenario [13]t.co/4acz3Ig #browsings
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  More user recommended #browsings…
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