Newsletter 275


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[1]Net Impact
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/e6QTSD

Julia Ioffe | New Yorker | 4 April 2011

Profile of Russian lawyer, blogger, and anti-corruption crusader Alexey
  Navalny. Smart and seemingly fearless, he's unafraid to publicly challenge
  Kremlin-connected officials. He may be the beleaguered opposition's last
  best hope [2]Comments
    Links:
      2. http://thebrowser.com/articles/net-impact

[3]Dear Urban Cyclists: Go Play in Traffic
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/gz1GfM

P.J. O'Rourke | WSJ | 2 April 2011

Entertaining rant against the bicycle. "The reason it took mankind 5,000
  years to get the idea for the bicycle is that it was a bad idea. The bicycle
  is the only method of conveyance worse than feet". A great spot from @nuzav
  [4]Comments
    Links:
      4. http://thebrowser.com/articles/dear-urban-cyclists-go-play-traffic

[5]Murder On The EU Express
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/g67GLO

Niall Ferguson | Newsweek | 3 April 2011

Were the monetary union to disintegrate, where would finger of blame point?
  Finance ministers? European banks? Ferguson would have us believe main
  culprit is the German voter, as he draws similarities with an Agatha
  Christie mystery [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/murder-eu-express

[7]China’s New Age Of Enlightenment
    Links:
      7. http://bit.ly/gdBDEb

András Szántó | Art Newspaper | 4 April 2011

China aims for global cultural power. 100 new museums opening each year.
  National Museum on Tiananmen Square now biggest museum in the world, three
  times its former size. “Half a million visitors is not a lot for us”, says
  curator [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/china’s-new-age-enlightenment

[9]After The Uprising
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/fQwh4i

Dexter Filkins | New Yorker | 4 April 2011

You knew there was something going on in Yemen, but what with Egypt and
  Libya, you lost track of it? No problem. Here's the complete story. In
  brief: government of President Saleh so corrupt as to make Karzai look good
  by comparison [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/after-uprising

[11]Osborne!
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/eafyYY

Harry McCracken | Technologizer | 1 April 2011

Wonderful story of first portable PC. "Famously touted as fitting under an
  airplane seat, but you couldn’t actually use it on an airplane–not only
  because you would have busted your tray table, but also because it had no
  battery" [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/osborne

FiveBooks Interview

[13]Jackie Kay on Poetry
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jackie-kay-on-poetry

The Scottish poet and novelist chooses a life-affirming anthology, new
  women’s voices, a former mentor, contemporary black British talent and a
  poet with a quirky take on everything

Featured Topic

[14]Autism
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/topics/autism

Leading  academics, and parents with their own personal experiences of
  autism,  discuss  what  best to read on the disorder. Accompanied by a
  selection of must-read articles

Reader Recommendations

[15]@nuzav Who Could Blame G.E.? – [16]nyti.ms/fejank [17]#browsings
    Links:
      15. https://twitter.com/nuzav
      16. http://nyti.ms/fejank
      17. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings

Book of the Day

[18]The Secret Life of Trees
by Colin Tudge
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/secret-life-trees-by-colin-tudge

[19]Jonathan Silvertown says: “This is basically a tree-lovers’ book and
  it’s a bit of a catalogue in a way.”
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jonathan-silvertown-on-plants

Video of the Day

[20]Share The Air
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/videos/share-air

Rachel Sequoia presents her brand, Share The Air, to the Venture Capital
  Fundraising Club of Silicon Valley

Quote of the Day

[21]Warren Buffett, on lobbying
    Links:
      21. http://www.farnamstreetblog.com/tax-code-and-incentives

"Every line in the tax code is there because someone was fighting for it.
    The people who care about that line are concentrated and focused on it,
    and people who are affected by that line are diffused and really not even
    aware of it"

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