Newsletter 220


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

[1]One U.S. Corporation's Role In Egypt's Brutal Crackdown
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/fnddiy

Timothy Karr | Huffington Post | 28 January 2011

Short introduction to Narus: Boeing software sold to Mubarak that can spy on
  "cell phone users, by opening their communication packets and reading their
  contents." Should this type of technology be more tightly regulated?

[2]Life And Finds Of Max von Oppenheim
    Links:
      2. http://b.rw/gTrqGk

Matthias Schulz | Spiegel | 28 January 2011

Self-taught archeologist, child of rich banking family, ate pickled human
  heads in Morocco, wrote history of Bedouins, adversary of T.E. Lawrence,
  found lost city in Syria, went broke, part-Jewish but worked for Hermann
  Göring

[3]Gene And The Machine
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/fVXARd

Gene Weingarten | WP | 29 January 2011

Newspaper assigns Chevy Volt review to humour columnist. Result: an
  unusually subjective appreciation. "I know next to nothing about
  automobiles. I am nakedly biased. I very much wanted to hate this car. It
  challenges my worldview"

[4]What's Happening In Egypt
    Links:
      4. http://b.rw/i5yjiF

Nick Baumann | Mother Jones | 28 January 2011

Model of an explainer/backgrounder page. Basic facts about country. Context
  of current events, including US perspective. Latest news. Links to best live
  sources. Frequent updates, amounting almost to a live blog in themselves
                                     [5]View full selection
    Links:
      5. http://thebrowser.com/best

Today's FiveBooks Interview

[6]Michael Burleigh on =HITLER=
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/michael-burleigh-on-hitler

BFI award-winning historian and Royal Historical Society fellow paints
  Hitler as a raving fantasist on to whom Germans projected their longings
  [7]Continue reading…
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/michael-burleigh-on-hitler

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]The Hitler Myth: Image and Reality in the Third Reich
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/hitler-myth-image-and-reality-third-reich-by-ian-kershaw

-by Ian Kershaw -

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

Browsings

[12]sophiemaynard RT @[13]bcdavison Why Almost Everything You Hear About
  Medicine Is Wrong - Newsweek shar.es/33Hup #[14]browsings
  [15]More user recommended #browsings…
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