Newsletter 244


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[1]Someone You're Not
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      1. http://b.rw/gKbF8a

Mike Sager | Esquire | 24 February 2011

Story of Ray Towler, in prison for 28 years after being falsely convicted of
  rape. Freed thanks to advances in DNA testing. Model inmate. Now trying not
  to be angry. How many more African-Americans have been similarly railroaded?

[2]After The Sauds
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      2. http://b.rw/i7SJJt

John Quiggin | Crooked Timber | 26 February 2011

US seems to think that Saudi monarchy can survive, even as regimes around it
  democratise. Wishful thinking. Rule by kings will "stand out as an
  indefensible medieval anachronism". Life expectancy: months or years, not
  decades

[3]End Of Cheap Denim
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      3. http://b.rw/hHzgz2

Malcolm Moore | Telegraph | 26 February 2011

One town in southern China produces one-third of the world's jeans. But
  workers are in short supply there, even at ten times the wages the factories
  paid a few years back. Cotton prices shooting up. Era of cheap jeans is over

[4]Badiraguato, Birthplace Of Narcos
    Links:
      4. http://b.rw/eVssJl

Geraldo | Borderland Beat | 23 February 2011

Report from impoverished region considered birthplace of drug trafficking in
  Mexico. Chinese labourers brought opium in 1900s. "Agriculture is not spoken
  of aloud. Code words are used, or smiles, or silence, or silent smiles"

[5]Art Of The Police Report
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/hEQlAP

Ellen Collett | Writers' Chronicle/Utne | 25 February 2011

Police follow strict rules when writing crime reports. No adverbs, very few
  adjectives, nothing that opens the way to argument and interpretation. Even
  so, a great cop can still tell a story that hammers at your heart. Here's
  how

[6]The Pen, Mightier
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/eD9HSs

Nell Boeschenstein | Millions | 23 February 2011

In praise of Pilot Precise V5 rolling-ball extra-fine pen. "The weight was
  satisfying without being overwhelming, the ink flow was solid without being
  sloppy, the plastic did not awaken my oral fixation. By college, it was my
  pen"

Today's FiveBooks Interview

[7]Jonathan Powell on =NEGOTIATION=
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jonathan-powell-on-negotiation

Jonathan Powell was a senior member of staff throughout Tony Blair’s time in
  government. His five books suggest that pragmatism, calmness and seeing the
  big picture are central to resolving the world’s conflicts [8]Continue
  reading…
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jonathan-powell-on-negotiation

Topic

[9]China
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/topics/china

Everything you need to know about the rising power. Original interviews with
  experts such as Richard Baum, Isabel Hilton, and Xinran - and the books and
  articles they recommend [10]Continue reading…
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/topics/china

Book of the Day

[11]London in the Nineteenth Century
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/london-nineteenth-century-by-jerry-white

-by Jerry White -

Stephen Evans says: "If you live in London, have visited London or love
  London, you have to read this book."

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

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[18]More user recommended #browsings…
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