Newsletter 218


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

[1]Tigers, Humans, Snails
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      1. http://b.rw/dRTfeH

Tim Flannery | NYRB | 25 January 2011

Captivating review of two very different books. One about a chronically sick
  woman who befriends a snail and finds it full of personality. The other
  about a hunter in Siberia in search of a smart, vengeful, man-eating tiger

[2]Interview: Frank Gehry
    Links:
      2. http://b.rw/h3V0PO

David Sheff | Playboy | 24 January 2011

Interesting throughout. "Artists dismiss me as an architect, so I’m not in
  their box, and architects dismiss me as an artist. I don’t know whose box
  I’m in, and I don’t really care. In the Renaissance there wasn't a
  distinction"

[3]Against Reality-Based Art
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      3. http://b.rw/fNYcaL

William Skidelsky | Observer | 23 January 2011

Leading Oscar contenders, King's Speech and Social Network, both tell
  true-life stories. Likewise top British novel, Wolf Hall. Why this swing
  back towards reality-based art? Is it a loss of confidence in the power of
  imagination?

[4]Letter (Not) From Davos
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      4. http://b.rw/ezEn1N

John Cassidy | New Yorker | 25 January 2011

Cassidy's invitation to Davos got lost in the post this year. So he's free
  to grumble about the "deluge of meaningless stories" from journalists who
  did get asked. He's right, though. Davos floats its boat on free publicity
    [5]View full selection
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Today's FiveBooks Interview

[6]Daniel H Wilson on =ROBOTICS=
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      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/daniel-h-wilson-on-robotics

Science fiction or battlefield reality? These days robotic technology is
  developing so fast that sci-fi is having a hard time keeping up, says Daniel
  H  Wilson. But we mustn’t get the idea that robots only play war games
  [7]Continue reading…
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      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/daniel-h-wilson-on-robotics

Topic

[8]Popular Science
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      8. http://thebrowser.com/topics/popular-science

Black holes, DIY bio-engineering, aliens and more. Interviews and articles
  from many of the biggest names in Science. No prior knowledge necessary
  [9]Continue reading…
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      9. http://thebrowser.com/topics/popular-science

Book of the Day

[10]Starship Troopers
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/starship-troopers-by-robert-heinlein

-by Robert A Heinlein -

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

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