Newsletter 236


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[1]The Hunter Becomes The Hunted
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/fwtogR

Daniel Voll | Esquire | 17 February 2011

Epic profile of Omar Mohammed, the man the CIA claim to be the best
  terrorist hunter alive. Spent last six years going after Al Qaeda operatives
  in Iraq. In return "they've shot Omar, blown him up, and killed dozens of
  his men"

[2]Tabloid Takedown
    Links:
      2. http://b.rw/fyOPBc

Howard Kurtz | Playboy | 16 February 2011

How "The Enquirer" broke the John Edwards affair story, going from tabloid
  to news outlet almost overnight. "Whatever the paper’s excesses, what its
  staff does for a living no longer seems so alien to mainstream news
  organizations"

[3]The Case Of The Pregnant Seaman
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/e0U0iC

Emily Anthes | Wonderland Blog: Plos | 15 February 2011

Merchant marine's waistline increases 5 inches in 6 weeks; visits doctor,
  who rules out liver disease and hepatitis. Marine then confesses “I think
  there is a life in my abdomen. This may be a pregnancy". Welcome to couvade
  syndrome

[4]Microbet Benefits Trump Drawbacks
    Links:
      4. http://b.rw/eXsLgq

Andrew Beyer | WP | 15 February 2011

Last month someone betting on US horse racing won more than $220,000 for a
  10 cent bet. The wager represented an innovation now sweeping the sport: the
  microbet. But take care. Some microbets are better value than others

[5]Why Isn't Wall Street In Jail?
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/gO6Ww8

Matt Taibbi | Rolling Stone | 16 February 2011

Financial crash was full of scandals, but not one big bank executive has
  been convicted of crime. Further evidence that Wall Street has turned its
  regulators inside out. SEC and DoJ officials don't punish bankers, they
  protect them

[6]Chicago's Top Chef
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/hLBwRb

Christopher Borrelli | Chicago Tribune | 15 February 2011

Profile of Grant Achatz (pronounced "Akits"), 36, rock-star thin, cancer
  survivor, three-star Michelin chef at Alinea in Chicago, rated best in
  America. At his new place, Next, no reservations: they'll sell
  non-refundable tickets

[7]Taoism Goes High Tech
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/ggQdnz

Patrick Brzeski | WSJ | 14 February 2011

Hong Kong temple installs electronic gods that light up and blow smoke on
  receipt of a $40 donation. Uses RFID to monitor flow of prayer sticks. Monks
  print and burn prayers received by email. Taoism a “market-oriented
  religion”
           [8]View full selection
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      8. http://thebrowser.com/best

Today's FiveBooks Interview

[9]Victor Shih on =THE CHINESE ECONOMY=
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/victor-shih-on-chinese-economy

Victor Shih's selection highlights rising inequality, economic irregularity
  and political heavy-handedness at the heart of modern China. As its economy
  blazes on, uncertain times may be looming [10]Continue reading…
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/victor-shih-on-chinese-economy

Topic

[11]Millennium Development Goals
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/topics/millennium-development-goals

Everything you could ever need to know about the MDG. What are the key aid
  issues  facing  us?  What  are  the best methods to ensure sustainable
  development? Are we making progress? [12]Continue reading…
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/topics/millennium-development-goals

Book of the Day

[13]Foxy-T
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/foxy-t-by-tony-white

-by Tony White -

This is, in fact, the best book that has ever been written about Brick Lane.
  No doubt it would have won lots of prizes if the author had had a slightly
  different name.

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

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