Newsletter 274


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

Dear readers,
  To mark [1]National Poetry Month, FiveBooks is running a week of interviews
  with leading poets discussing their five favourite books on – or of –
  poetry. Kicking off the series today is [2]Gillian Clarke, National Poet of
  Wales. Look out over the coming days for more interviews, with the likes of
  Roger McGough and Frieda Hughes, daughter of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath.
  We hope you enjoy!
    Links:
      1. http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/47
      2. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/gillian-clarke-on-poetry

[3]What Really Ails Italy?
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/h5gL7X

Tim Parks | New Yorker | 4 April 2011

Unemployment high, wages low. Government in turmoil. North-South antagonism.
  Public squalor. Choking bureaucracy. It's that way now, it's been that way
  for at least 150 years. Incapable of reform, Italy makes a virtue of
  complacency [4]Comments
    Links:
      4. http://thebrowser.com/articles/what-really-ails-italy

[5]The Matchmaker
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/eCMbAI

Leon Neyfakh | Boston Globe | 3 April 2011

Alvin Roth, Harvard economist, designs markets that work without money.
  Helped develop systems for matching doctors with hospital internships, and
  assigning children to NY public schools. Working now on national kidney
  exchange [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/matchmaker

[7]Fashion Kingdom
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/h7Hf0J

Melinda Liu | Newsweek | 3 April 2011

Designers like Diane von Fürstenberg see China as a potentially huge market.
  And the Chinese are finding freedom through fashion. Compare that with
  literature, media and popular music, where official censorship still applies
  [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/melinda-liu-newsweek-3rd-april-2011

[9]Plato Battles Nato
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/he547p

James Crabtree | FT | 1 April 2011

Delightful fugue on Bernard Henri-Lévy's intervention in the Libyan war. "At
  a pinch, David Cameron could match the French, bouffant for bouffant, and
  send A.C. Grayling behind enemy lines. But beyond this the options are slim"
  [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/plato-battles-nato

[11]Bank Laundered Billions For Mexican Gangs
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/fa5qpX

Ed Vulliamy | Guardian | 3 April 2011

And pretty much got away with it. Wachovia, since taken over by Wells Fargo,
  laundered drug money equivalent to one-third of Mexico's GDP, for murderous
  cartels. When US eventually prosecuted, case was settled for a small fine
  [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/bank-laundered-billions-mexican-gangs

[13]Explaining Congo's Endless Civil War
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/fhPVXW

Adam Hochschild | NYT | 1 April 2011

Shrewd, informative review-essay by top historian of Africa. “How do you
  cover a war that involves at least 20 different rebel groups and the armies
  of nine countries, yet does not seem to have a clear cause or objective?”
  [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/explaining-congos-endless-civil-war

FiveBooks Interview

[15]Gillian Clarke on Poetry
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/gillian-clarke-on-poetry

In the first instalment of our Poetry Series, the National Poet of Wales
  tells us why many teachers are better than actors at reading poetry

Featured Topic

[16]Russia and the FSU
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/topics/russia

From the war in Chechnya to the murky depths of the KGB archive. Everything
  you need to know (well, nearly everything) about Russia's past and present

Reader Recommendations

@nuzav Tina Fey and “Bossypants.”
  [17]www.nytimes.com/2011/04/04/books/bossypants-by-tina-fey-review.html?src=
  ISMR_AP_LO_MST_FB  [18]#browsings
    Links:
      17. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/04/books/bossypants-by-tina-fey-review.html?src=ISMR_AP_LO_MST_FB
      18. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings

Book of the Day

[19]Winning Our Energy Independence: An Energy Insider Shows How by David
Freeman
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/winning-our-energy-independence-energy-insider-shows-how-by-david-freeman

[20]Bob Johnstone says: “Without Hermann Scheer, the whole sea-change in
  solar in Germany would not have happened.”
  |[21]Homepage| [22]Mobile Apps| [23]RSS Feeds| [24]Twitter| [25]Facebook|
  [26]Privacy Policy| [27]Contact Us|
  Having trouble reading this email? [28]View it in your browser.
  You are receiving this email because you signed up for the Best of the
  Moment newsletter on [29]thebrowser.com. [30]Click here to unsubscribe
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/bob-johnstone-on-solar-power
      21. http://thebrowser.com
      22. http://thebrowser.com/app
      23. http://thebrowser.com/feeds
      24. http://twitter.com/thebrowser
      25. http://www.facebook.com/Thebrowser
      26. http://thebrowser.com/privacy-policy
      27. http://thebrowser.com/contact
      28. *|ARCHIVE|*
      29. http://thebrowser.com
      30. *|UNSUB|*

*|LIST_ADDRESS|*

Join 75,000+ curious readers who grow with us every day

No spam. No nonsense. Unsubscribe anytime.

Great! Check your inbox and click the link to confirm your subscription
Please enter a valid email address!
You've successfully subscribed to The Browser
Welcome back! You've successfully signed in
Visitors from India: if you've had trouble renewing or signing up, please email support@thebrowser.com and we'll give you a free subscription
Could not sign in! Login link expired. Click here to retry
Cookies must be enabled in your browser to sign in
search