Newsletter 251


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[1]Hisham Matar On Libya
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/gSqdVl

Cressida Leyshon | Book Bench | 7 March 2011

Interview with Libyan-born novelist, whose father was abducted 20 years ago,
  never seen since. "From my family alone Qaddafi had imprisoned five men. As
  soon as the revolution is complete, I will return to search for my father"

[2]Giving Life After Death Row
    Links:
      2. http://b.rw/h4KJNZ

Christian Longo | NYT | 5 March 2011

Murderer argues that prisoners should be allowed to donate organs. "One
  inmate could save up to eight lives by donating a healthy heart, lungs,
  kidneys, liver ... I could clear nearly 1 percent of my state’s organ
  waiting list"

[3]Understanding Saif Qaddafi
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/eGBvde

Benjamin Pauker | Foreign Policy | 7 March 2011

Interview with Benjamin Barber, member of a high-level group of political
  thinkers hired by a consultancy to work with Col. Qaddafi's son on
  implementing democratic reforms in Libya. "Until a week ago, Saif was a
  credible reformer"

[4]Sex, Race, And Frogs
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      4. http://b.rw/gBTRcj

Richard Gehr | Comics Journal | 6 March 2011

Interview with New Yorker cartoonist Sam Gross. Interesting throughout,
  especially on business side of cartoonist's life. "It’s not uncommon to make
  seven thousand dollars on a drawing" with royalties, residuals, sale of
  artwork

[5]Rules Of Misbehaviour
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/emFxka

Benjamin Dueholm | Washington Monthly | 7 March 2011

Profile of "America’s most influential advice columnist", Seattle
  sex-counsellor Dan Savage, and his "Chaucerian panorama of correspondents:
  gay Mormons, incestuous siblings, weight-gain fetishists, men yearning to be
  cuckolded"

[6]Some Things That Need To Be Said
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/emESz8

Amanda Hocking | Amanda Hocking's Blog | 3 March 2011

E-author's unmissable reply to recent press: "I think there is this very big
  misconception that... I spent a weekend smashing out some words, threw it up
  online, and woke up the next day with a million dollars in my bank account"

Today's FiveBooks Interview

[7]Douglas Starr on =THE PIONEERS OF CRIMINOLOGY=
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/douglas-starr-on-pioneers-criminology

Boston University professor delves into the origins of crime science, using
  literary and historical works to explain early forensics, phrenology and
  criminal psychology [8]Continue reading…
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      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/douglas-starr-on-pioneers-criminology

Topic

[9]Journalism
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/topics/journalism

Find out what it's really like to be a journalist. Read about the shadowy
  world of foreign reporting, learn what makes a great article and delve into
  the history of journalism
  [10]Continue reading…
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/topics/journalism

Book of the Day

[11]No God but God
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/no-god-god-by-reza-aslan

-by Reza Aslan - For me this has been the best introduction to Islam. I
  think all of us in the West are trying to learn more about Islamic culture
  and religion and he just so beautifully writes the basic pattern of what
  Islam represents.

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

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