Newsletter 281


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

[1]Where We All Will Be Received
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/g1dOrj

Nell Boeschenstein | This Recording | 8 April 2011

Super essay on Paul Simon's Graceland, one of the great albums of modern
  times, in celebration of its 25th anniversary. Despite courting political
  controversy, the album was seen "as breaking the dam for the world music
  trend" [2]Comments
    Links:
      2. http://thebrowser.com/articles/where-we-all-will-be-received

[3]Global Imbalances And The Paradox Of Thrift
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/ffELFo

Max Corden | Vox | 11 April 2011

Economics professor provides valuable insights into financial crisis. Key
  issue on global imbalances is why "there was a failure of the world’s
  financial sector in turning increased savings into fruitful investment"
  [4]Comments
    Links:
      4. http://thebrowser.com/articles/global-imbalances-and-paradox-thrift

[5]Guy Says He Owns 50% Of Facebook
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/gx7NS3

Henry Blodget | Business Insider | 12 April 2011

And it's not Mark Zuckerberg. It's a convicted fraudster called Paul Ceglia,
  who says he had a business partnership with Zuckerberg in 2003-04. He's
  backed by a big law firm, and an email trail that looks frighteningly
  persuasive [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/guy-says-he-owns-50-facebook

[7]Virgin Careers: Pilot-Astronauts
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/gKXwDf

Virgin Galactic | Virgin Careers | 11 April 2011

It's not often we recommend you read a help-wanted advertisement, but this
  one, from Virgin Galactic, "the world’s first private spaceline" comes like
  a wake-up call from the future. "Prior spaceflight experience is an
  advantage” [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/virgin-careers-pilot-astronauts

[9]The Poison Of Unhappiness
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/fCbFza

Lane Wallace | Atlantic | 8 April 2011

Our obsession with happiness continues. A recent British study found that
  melancholy in others can affect your health, “a bit like second-hand
  smoke”. Not as lethal, perhaps, but far trickier to regulate [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/lane-wallace-atlantic-8th-april-2011

[11]What Not To Wear
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/fB0Nnp

Suzanne Merkelson, Joshua E. Keating | Foreign Policy | 11 April 2011

Presenting five countries where wearing the wrong clothes is a crime. Don’t
  get a dodgy haircut in Korea or cross-dress in Saudi Arabia. Punishments
  vary from fines to flogging. The fashion police are for real [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/suzanne-merkelson-joshua-e-keating-foreign-policy-11th-april-2011

FiveBooks Interview

[13]Bruce Cumings on the Korean War
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/bruce-cumings-on-korean-war

Award-winning Koreanologist from the University of Chicago discusses the
  U.S.’s  influence  over  the  narrative  of  the  Korean  War, and the
  misconceptions many people still hold

Featured Topic

[14]Relationships
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/topics/relationships

Everything you always wanted to know (but were afraid to ask), includes
  interviews with psychology and relationship experts from Mira Kirshenbaum to
  Kate Figes and articles that cover the myriad of human complexities

Reader Recommendations

@[15]bobtrev Five myths about the future of
  journalism [16]b.rw/hvtEBi#[17]browsings
    Links:
      15. http://twitter.com/bobtrev
      16. http://b.rw/hvtEBi
      17. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings

Book of the Day

[18]The True Believer by Eric Hoffer
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/true-believer-by-eric-hoffer

[19]Jessica Stern says: “One of the fascinating things Hoffer does is to
  look at how the Nazi and Communist Parties were recruiting from the same
  pool.”
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jessica-stern-on-who-terrorists-are

Video of the Day

[20]Head-Tracking For iPad
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/videos/head-tracking-ipad

Glasses-free 3D for iPad. Front-facing camera detects your head movement,
  app computes perspective

Quote of the Day

[21]Scott Adams, on timing
    Links:
      21. http://dilbert.com/blog/entry/best_work

"Your best work involves timing. If someone wrote the best hip hop song of
    all time in the Middle Ages, he had bad timing"

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