Newsletter 250


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[5]A New Dawn For Cuba As Capitalism Eclipses Communism
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/gmvJaQ

Anonymous | The Independent | 5 March 2011

"Hidden and hedonistic, the party begins to pop at about midnight when the
  half-naked male models point the last stragglers to the open roof top". Will
  Cuba open up as Raul's reforms reduce state jobs and increase free
  enterprise?

[6]Zooming Out: How Writers Create Our Visual Grammar
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/gwtHnK

Rob Goodman | The Millions | 4 March 2011

"How do we know, without struggling to process the fact, that a scene shot
  from three angles by three cameras is the same scene?" Interesting essay
  looking at how literature accustomed us to sudden jumps of visual imagery in
  film

[7]Zooming Out: How Writers Create Our Visual Grammar
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/gwtHnK

Rob Goodman | The Millions | 4 March 2011

"How do we know, without struggling to process the fact, that a scene shot
  from three angles by three cameras is the same scene?" Interesting essay
  looking at how literature accustomed us to sudden jumps of visual imagery in
  film

[8]Britain Was Right To Do Business With Libya
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/h5ZJEI

Peter Mandelson | FT | 6 March 2011

Former UK Business Secretary defends decision to engage with Libya
  commercially - argues that stimulating local enterprise and increasing a
  country's involvement in the global economy, spurs demands for freedom and
  political change

[9]The FT’s Decline
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/fhUQK6

Felix Salmon | Reuters | 6 March 2011

Number crunching leads Salmon to presume FT is becoming a niche business.
  Strategy is what "I would choose if I was faced with an industry in terminal
  decline, and wanted to extract as much money as possible from it before it
  died"

[10]Inside Mark Cuban's Gilded Cage
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/exUJiF

Jim Rendon | Mother Jones | 7 March 2011

Cuban made his billion selling a sports website to Yahoo, bought a Dallas
  basketball franchise, and set up a cable-TV station showing "Girls Gone
  Wild". But he still had a soft spot for serious journalism. So he hired Dan
  Rather

Today's FiveBooks Interview

[11]Jane Root on =WHERE GOOD TV IDEAS COME FROM=
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jane-root-on-where-good-tv-ideas-come

The  former head of BBC2 reveals the two important ideas that made _The
  Office_ a worldwide success, and says that most good ideas are little ones
  nurtured over time. Here she chooses five books that hold the key to success
  [12]Continue reading…
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jane-root-on-where-good-tv-ideas-come

Topic

[13]Millennium Development Goals
    Links:
      13. 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?
  [14]Continue reading…
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/topics/millennium-development-goals

Book of the Day

[15]August 1914
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/august-1914-by-aleksandr-solzhenitsyn

-by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn -

Martin Sixsmith says: “August 1914 is the 20th-century equivalent of War and
  Peace. But Solzhenitsyn rejects Tolstoy’s belief that individuals can’t
  change history.”

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

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