Newsletter 238


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

[1]Ted Serios And Psychic Projections
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/fMHhuG

Mikita Brottman | Chronicle Review | 20 February 2011

Bellhop from Chicago could project "dreamlike pictures of his thoughts" on
  to film, by holding a Polaroid camera and staring intently at the lens.
  Sounds crazy. Perhaps it was trick. But if so, still nobody knows how it was
  done

[2]Real Death Of The Music Industry
    Links:
      2. http://b.rw/hs36ON

Michael DeGusta | Business Insider | 18 February 2011

Sharp graphics tell the story. Per capita spending on recorded music in
  America has collapsed by two-thirds in ten years. We're buying a lot fewer
  albums—which is where the industry makes its money—and a lot more single
  tracks

[3]You Will Commit A Crime In The Future
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/ifcWWA

Leon Neyfakh | Boston Globe | 20 February 2011

A look at how criminal justice system tries to predict who will become
  criminals. Previously simple psychology and even phrenology were used, now
  its all about mechanical crime prediction. But how effective are these new
  methods?

[4]A Word On Statistics
    Links:
      4. http://b.rw/i99l66

Wislawa Szymborska | Caterina | 18 February 2011

This may be the first poem ever recommended on The Browser. And we probably
  won't make a habit of it. But this is the equal of a dozen papers on
  behavioural economics. And it's from the lovely blog—read more!—of Caterina
  Fake

[5]What Would Feynman do?
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/fzLLHs

Eric Lippert | Fabulous Adventures In Coding | 14 February 2011

Highly entertaining imaginary account of how Richard Feynman, the late Nobel
  prize winning physicist, might fare in an interview for a modern software
  company. Gently mocks "lateral-thinking puzzle" format. Essential reading

[6]Species Seekers And Spies
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/e0DIBx

Richard Conniff | NYT | 20 February 2011

Many spies are naturalists. It's the same skill-set. Observe, record,
  classify. John Le Carré joined MI6 after working as a bird illustrator for
  MI5's counterespionage chief, Maxwell Knight, who wrote natural-history
  books
                [7]View full selection
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/best

Today's FiveBooks Interview

[8]H W Brands on =AMERICAN PRESIDENTS=
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/h-w-brands-on-american-presidents

Today is Presidents Day in the U.S. In honour of the occasion, bestselling
  historian H W Brands introduces five excellent presidential biographies
  [9]Continue reading…
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/h-w-brands-on-american-presidents

Topic

[10]Art
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/topics/art

What are the most influential art books? Is cow dung art? How political was
  Picasso?  What's the correct etiquette for a gallery opening? All this
  answered and more
  [11]Continue reading…
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/topics/art

Book of the Day

[12]Raising Boys
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/raising-boys-by-steve-biddulph

-by Steve Biddulph -

This is the book I would recommend that all parents read. Steve Biddulph is
  saying that males have brains that are marinated in a different hormonal mix

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

Browsings

From [14]alecash: This #[15]browsings definitely worth a read: how America
  relies on private bounty hunters to pull in bail jumpers. [16]goo.gl/ZD01g
    Links:
      14. http://twitter.com/alecash
      15. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      16. http://goo.gl/ZD01g

[17]More user recommended #browsings…
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

| [18]The Browser| [19]Twitter| [20]Facebook| [21]Unsubscribe| [22]Privacy
  Policy| [23]Contact|
  Having trouble reading this email? [24]View it in your browser.
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com
      19. http://twitter.com/thebrowser
      20. http://www.facebook.com/Thebrowser
      21. *|UNSUB|*
      22. http://thebrowser.com/privacy-policy
      23. http://thebrowser.com/contact
      24. *|ARCHIVE|*

*|LIST_ADDRESS|*
  *|LIST:DESCRIPTION|*

Join 75,000+ curious readers who grow with us every day

No spam. No nonsense. Unsubscribe anytime.

Great! Check your inbox and click the link to confirm your subscription
Please enter a valid email address!
You've successfully subscribed to The Browser
Welcome back! You've successfully signed in
Visitors from India: if you've had trouble renewing or signing up, please email support@thebrowser.com and we'll give you a free subscription
Could not sign in! Login link expired. Click here to retry
Cookies must be enabled in your browser to sign in
search