Newsletter 262


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

[1]Fear And Loathing At 40
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/ex3La5

Michael Bourne | Millions | 21 March 2011

Forty years ago Hunter S. Thompson drove from Los Angeles to Las Vegas with
  an attorney named Oscar Zeta Acosta. His account of the trip was a cult
  classic. Still funny to read now—but much sadder, a death-knell to the 1960s

[2]Meriado
    Links:
      2. http://b.rw/icoSNe

Alli | Killing The Buddha | 21 March 2011

Diary of a jungle retreat with Peruvian shaman. Much drinking of ayahuasca
  infusions. Hallucinations, voices, out-of-body experiences. Visions of God.
  "I sighed and smiled a lot and then I realized I was in a womb and was a
  baby"

[3]That Was Quick
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/i83KPZ

Joshua Benton | Nieman Journalism Lab | 21 March 2011

The NYT paywall took eighteen months to build at a reported cost of $50
  million. But it only took four lines of code to hack. New bookmarklet NYT
  Clean offers free unrestricted access. Dear old Grey Lady, this doesn't bode
  well

[4]14 Non-Obvious Points From Economics
    Links:
      4. http://b.rw/fsGdRr

Karl Smith | Modelled Behaviour | 21 March 2011

Just what the title says. A rag-bag of counter-intuitive yet seemingly
  reliable propositions, each of them worth a few moments' thought. Try this
  one: "The expansion of heavy industry will cause wages for service workers
  to rise"

[5]Japan After The Earthquake
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/ggiqnE

Evan Osnos | New Yorker | 21 March 2011

Account of Japan's response to the disaster. "Almost complete sense of
  national cooperation and purpose. Little observable looting or undue panic,
  and almost no acts of political exploitation." But government weakness clear
  to all

[6]An Open Letter To The Hipster
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/hCxccj

Will Davies | Potlatch | 21 March 2011

"Your imaginations are fuelled by images of urban abandonment, and all of
  the entrepreneurial-cultural opportunities that went with it. You fantasise
  about the cheap rents, disused warehouses, vacated city centres of the late
  1970s"

Today's FiveBooks Interview

[7]Robert Conquest on =COMMUNISM=
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/robert-conquest-on-communism

Esteemed historian of the Soviet Union recommends five books on Communism,
  from  novels  and personal narratives to theoretical works [8]Continue
  reading…
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/robert-conquest-on-communism

Topic

[9]Israel Palestine
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/topics/israel-palestine-0

Browse interviews with Arab-Israeli specialists from Stephen Walt to Michael
  Goldfarb, and read selection of articles and lectures that our specialists
  have chosen to give an in-depth understanding of the conflict
  [10]Continue reading…
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/topics/israel-palestine-0

Book of the Day

[11]The Tao of Cricket
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/tao-cricket-by-ashis-nandy

-by Ashis Nandy -

[12]Dr  Debanjan Chakrabarti says: "Ashis Nandy is one of India’s most
  charismatic and in some ways controversial public intellectuals."
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/dr-debanjan-chakrabarti-on-sportsmanship-and-cheating

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

Browsings

@
  [14]tweetingmanatee
    Links:
      14. http://twitter.com/tweetingmanatee

Matt Fikse @[15]Crosscut writes to Sulzberger re: #[16]NYT paywall. Pricing
  is dumb, it should be more like iTunes #[17]browsings [18]b.rw/fw9kk2
    Links:
      15. http://twitter.com/Crosscut
      16. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#NYT
      17. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      18. http://b.rw/fw9kk2

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

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