Newsletter 205


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

[1]The John Hickenlooper Exception
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      1. http://b.rw/erOKII

Frank Bruni | NYT Magazine | 5 January 2011

Enjoyable profile of new Democrat governor of Colorado, ex-mayor of Denver.
  "A man of unabashed ways and eccentric means. A virtuoso goofball".
  Sponsored a pig-pleasuring festival. Took a shower on TV to protest dirty
  politics

[2]Life And Death Of David Burgess
    Links:
      2. http://b.rw/dM57La

Elizabeth Day | Observer | 9 January 2011

"On an autumn evening last October, a slight, pretty woman with a mass of
  curly hair fell underneath a tube train". Except that she was a man. One of
  Britain's finest lawyers. And she was pushed. Amazing, compelling story

[3]Interview: Francis Ford Coppola
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/hFhZ1N

Ariston Anderson | 99% | 6 January 2011

Interesting throughout. "Every time I made a film, I always knew what I
  thought the theme was, the core, in one word. In The Godfather, it was
  succession. In The Conversation, it was privacy. In Apocalypse Now, it was
  morality"

[4]Five Myths And A Menace
    Links:
      4. http://b.rw/g8E8FL

Nigel Lawson | Standpoint | 5 January 2011

Essay on interaction of economics and politics, from former British finance
  minister. "Myths" mostly relate to the limits of economics as a predictive
  tool—with a sideswipe at global warming. "Menace" is a return to
  protectionism
             [5]View full selection
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      5. http://thebrowser.com/best

Today's FiveBooks Interview

[6]James Dunkerley on =LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY=
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/james-dunkerley-on-latin-american-history

Professor at University of London says that ‘Latin America’ is a term that
  only  dates  from the 1830s. He chooses five books that illuminate the
  cultural and political history of that region [7]Continue reading…
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/james-dunkerley-on-latin-american-history

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]Puritan Conquistadors: Iberianizing the Atlantic, 1550-1700
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/puritan-conquistadors-iberianizing-atlantic-1550-1700-by-jorge-cañizares-esguerra

-by Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra - I think it is a very enterprising history
  because it challenges the thesis of American exceptionalism, the idea that
  the Puritan tradition is so singular that it determines North America in
  contrast to Catholic and Spanish Latin America. What Cañizares does is look
  very closely at particularly religious texts from the time – which of course
  are now very much in the news again with all the discussion about Hitchens
  and Dawkins and so on. And he finds a greater convergence than mainstream
  belief normally recognises.

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

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