Newsletter 269


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

[1]Steroids, Baseball, America
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/eFT7tc

Jon Baskin | The Point | 28 March 2011

Who did what and when isn't really the point any more. Powerful piece argues
  that we must think about what sport means to us. Are we prepared to fight
  for sport's authenticity, how do we do it, and what do we lose if we don't?

[2]Redmond O'Hanlon: A Life In Books
    Links:
      2. http://b.rw/iaA4K8

Paul Laity | Guardian | 26 March 2011

Magnificent portrait of naturalist, explorer, writer, famed for "sucking out
  monkey's eyes and dancing, drugged, for local tribes". Sidewhiskers grown in
  homage to Darwin. "Figure of legendary bonhomie", also suicidal alcoholic

[3]I Can Awkward
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/efaRoI

Matthew Wollin | The Awl | 28 March 2011

"Awkwardness lives outside your mind. Instead, it makes itself known
  somewhere between your cheeks and your heart and your stomach. It breathes
  out of every uncomfortable pore of the body". Lovely read on
  uncomfortableness

[4]What Do We Deserve
    Links:
      4. http://b.rw/hJhWdv

Namit Arora | 3 Quarks Daily | 28 March 2011

Intelligent and concise critique of three main models of distributive
  economic justice (libertarian, meritocratic and egalitarian). On inequality
  in US, key question raised is why the majority votes against its own
  economic interest

[5]Microsoft’s Odd Couple
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/hDk5tU

Paul Allen | Vanity Fair | 29 March 2011

Extract from Microsoft co-founder's memoir, on life with Bill Gates from
  their schooldays in Seattle to their falling-out in 1983. Luckily for Allen,
  he kept his shares. Gates portrayed as smart, driven, intense, a
  "taskmaster"

[6]Why Escalators Bring Out The Best In People
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/f6FOtz

David A. Schroeder | Scientific American | 29 March 2011

Revealing a curious connection between altitude and goodness. Recent
  scientific studies seem to show remarkably consistent evidence that there is
  some link between height and our propensity for charity, compassion, and
  cooperation

Today's FiveBooks Interview

[7]Richard Beard on =RUGBY=
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/richard-beard-on-rugby

Rugby fanatic Richard Beard explains the difference between rugby league and
  rugby union – and says the aggression you need for the game doesn’t always
  translate well into life [8]Continue reading…
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/richard-beard-on-rugby

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]Walker’s Bats of the World
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/walker’s-bats-world-by-r-m-nowak

-by R M Nowak -

[12]Phil Richardson says: "A very good insight into all of the world’s
  bats." [13]More recommendations…
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/phil-richardson-on-bats
      13. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Browsings

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