Newsletter 203


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

[1]Crying Shame Of John Boehner
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/i088jW

Matt Taibbi | Rolling Stone | 7 January 2011

On the new Speaker of the House: "He's a five-tool insider who can lie,
  cheat, steal, play golf, change his mind on command and do anything else his
  lobbyist buddies and campaign contributors require of him to get the job
  done"

[2]Interview: Didier Lestrade
    Links:
      2. http://bit.ly/fMulmn

Billy Miller | Butt Magazine | 5 January 2011

Veteran French gay activist, publisher. Founded "Têtu", country's first
  mainstream gay magazine. "Unlike many young fags today, we knew our gay
  history". Interesting throughout. Parts may be NSFW, especially towards the
  end

[3]Economists In Love
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/gsUJ2U

Paula Szuchman | Spousonomics | 7 January 2011

Smart, funny. Shelly Lundberg and Dick Startz, husband and wife, professors
  of economics at University of Washington, on the economics of marriage.
  "Assigning tasks according to comparative advantage is a useful beginning"

[4]My Waistline For A Horse
    Links:
      4. http://b.rw/h6C6v7

Dominic Prince | Guardian | 8 January 2011

What goal do you set yourself when you're knocking on 50, north of 16 stone
  and wanting to lose weight? Writer aims to ride racehorse in proper race
  with professionals. Ten months and five stone later, he does it
          [5]View full selection
    Links:
      5. http://thebrowser.com/best

Today's FiveBooks Interview

[6]Daniel Norcross on =CRICKET=
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/daniel-norcross-on-cricket

Playwright and founder of testmatchsofa.com Daniel Norcross chooses five
  books on the game that almost started a war, broke down colour barriers and
  led to the dismantling of apartheid in South Africa [7]Continue reading…
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/daniel-norcross-on-cricket

Topic

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

Book of the Day

[10]Basil D’Oliveira
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/basil-d’oliveira-by-peter-oborne

-by Peter Oborne - Basil D’Oliveira, a South African who played for England,
  was one of the most important men in cricket history, and this book makes a
  claim that he’s one of the most important men in 20th-century history, that
  one innings in 1968 against Australia of 158 runs resulted in the boycott of
  South Africa and ultimately the dismantling of apartheid.

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

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