Newsletter 234


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

[1]Timothy Geithner, Escape Artist
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/hToQkM

Noam Scheiber | New Republic | 10 February 2011

Long profile. Wobbled horribly when he started at Treasury, now he's the
  sole survivor of Obama's first economics team. How so? Well, he pretty much
  rescued the banking system. He's quick. And great at office politics.

[2]Sticklers For Procedure
    Links:
      2. http://b.rw/gz6wDS

Radley Balko | Reason | 14 February 2011

Ohio man and woman have spent 15 years in prison, convicted of outlandish
  sex crimes against children. Victims of America's paedophilia panic. No
  physical evidence against them. Plenty of evidence that charges were
  fabricated

[3]Moral Crusade Against Foodies
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/e1kl7u

B.R. Myers | Atlantic | 11 February 2011

On the hypocrisy, snobbery and vulgarity of food writing. "The more lives
  sacrificed for a dinner, the more impressive the eater ... No small
  perversion of language is needed to spin heroism out of an evening spent in
  a chair"

[4]Hasids vs. Hipsters
    Links:
      4. http://b.rw/dUTrxU

Christopher Glazek | n+1 | 14 February 2011

Culture wars in Williamsburg. Tensions between Hasidic Jews and hipsters
  boiled over when the city a proposed bike lane on Bedford Avenue. Hipsters
  threatened a naked protest—until bike dealer Baruch Herzfeld brokered a
  compromise

[5]Why Fashion Keeps Tripping Over Race
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/esW1jh

Robin Givhan | NY Mag | 13 February 2011

"Fashion pushes at the boundaries of political correctness in the name of
  creative freedom and buzz. But it often does it in a manner that is impish,
  sly, timid, and, at times, seemingly downright deceitful". An interesting
  read
             [6]View full selection
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      6. http://thebrowser.com/best

Today's FiveBooks Interview

[7]Raja Shehadeh on =PALESTINE=
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/raja-shehadeh-on-palestine

Raja Shedaheh’s choices highlight the suffering endured by the Palestinian
  people  over the last 100 years. But they also celebrate the country’s
  natural beauty, vibrant culture and multi-textured humanity [8]Continue
  reading…
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/raja-shehadeh-on-palestine

Topic

[9]Israel Palestine
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/topics/israel-palestine-0

Browse interviews with Arab-Israeli specialists from Stephen Walt to Michael
  Goldfarb, and read selection of articles and lectures that our specialists
  have chosen to give an in-depth understanding of the conflict
  [10]Continue reading…
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/topics/israel-palestine-0

Book of the Day

[11]The Invention of the Jewish People
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/invention-jewish-people-by-shlomo-sand-0

-by Shlomo Sand -

"This  is an example of new anti-Zionist fashionable nonsense. The new
  historians are on the whole a pitiful lot."

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

Browsings

[13]From @emustich
  Paul Theroux: This was England
  http://t.co/IC3YVPK via @
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      13. http://twitter.com/emustich

[15]guardian  #[16]browsings
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[17]More user recommended #browsings…
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