Newsletter 285


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Best of the Week

[1]How To Create A Hit Network Drama
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/fNeJg9

Ken Levine | ... by Ken Levine | 7 April 2011

"Very early on, uncover a suspect who appears to be the killer. He hated the
  victim, it was his knife in the guy’s chest, there’s surveillance video
  showing him do it. Big twist that no one can see coming: He is not the
  killer" [2]Comments
    Links:
      2. http://thebrowser.com/articles/ho-create-hit-network-drama

[3]How Book Publishing Has Changed
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/e4IC6c

Peter Osnos | Atlantic | 12 April 2011

Founder of Public Affairs books, ex-staff writer at Washington Post, on
  three decades of change. But some things stay the same, notably the
  dissatisfied author. "No author since Homer has ever found his own book in a
  bookstore" [4]Comments
    Links:
      4. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-book-publishing-has-changed

[5]How Book Publishing Has Changed
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/e4IC6c

Peter Osnos | Atlantic | 12 April 2011

Founder of Public Affairs books, ex-staff writer at Washington Post, on
  three decades of change. But some things stay the same, notably the
  dissatisfied author. "No author since Homer has ever found his own book in a
  bookstore" [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-book-publishing-has-changed

[7]Something Real, for A Change
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/fucaxF

Walter Russell Mead | American Interest | 15 April 2011

On Obama's visit to Brazil. US-Brazil relations are changing in truly
  momentous ways, much like US-India relations. As the world moves on from the
  Cold War, these big new democracies are emerging as America's special
  friends [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/something-real-change

[9]Don't Bet On The Joys Of Pokies
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/hG392L

Greg Jericho | Drum (Australia) | 13 April 2011

Poker machines, that is—or slot machines to Americans, fruit machines to
  Brits. They can swallow A$1,200 an hour. Ex-casino blackjack dealer reckons
  they're the most pernicious and least entertaining game in the house
  [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/dont-bet-joys-pokies

[11]Don't Bet On The Joys Of Pokies
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/hG392L

Greg Jericho | Drum (Australia) | 13 April 2011

Poker machines, that is—or slot machines to Americans, fruit machines to
  Brits. They can swallow A$1,200 an hour. Ex-casino blackjack dealer reckons
  they're the most pernicious and least entertaining game in the house
  [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/dont-bet-joys-pokies

[13]Don't Bet On The Joys Of Pokies
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/hG392L

Greg Jericho | Drum (Australia) | 13 April 2011

Poker machines, that is—or slot machines to Americans, fruit machines to
  Brits. They can swallow A$1,200 an hour. Ex-casino blackjack dealer reckons
  they're the most pernicious and least entertaining game in the house
  [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/dont-bet-joys-pokies

[15]Evolutionary analysis shows languages obey few ordering rules
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/feEdnK

John Timmer | Ars Technica | 14 April 2011

Was Chomsky wrong? New comparative study of hundreds of languages questions
  his universal language theory and suggests that "cultural evolution is the
  primary factor that determines linguistic structure", not grammatical
  universals [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/evolutionary-analysis-shows-languages-obey-few-ordering-rules

[17]Evolutionary analysis shows languages obey few ordering rules
    Links:
      17. http://b.rw/feEdnK

John Timmer | Ars Technica | 14 April 2011

Was Chomsky wrong? New comparative study of hundreds of languages questions
  his universal language theory and suggests that "cultural evolution is the
  primary factor that determines linguistic structure", not grammatical
  universals [18]Comments
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/articles/evolutionary-analysis-shows-languages-obey-few-ordering-rules

Featured Topic

[19]Moral Philosophy
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/topics/moral-philosophy

Do babies have morals? Does surveillance make us better? Is free will an
  illusion or not? Is there such a thing as evil? Get to grips with the big
  questions of right and wrong

Reader Recommendations

@TheAmScho:  Does  the  internet  spell  the  end  of  second chances?
  [20]tinyurl.com/3qpj5em #archives #browsings [21]#browsings
    Links:
      20. http://tinyurl.com/3qpj5em
      21. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings

Book of the Day

[22]The Satanic Verses: A Novel by Salman Rushdie
    Links:
      22. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/satanic-versus-novel-by-salman-rushdie

[23]Anthony  Julius  says:  “The Satanic Verses represents a moment of
  liberation  –  the end of the Cold War, but also the inauguration of a
  different kind of struggle.”
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/anthony-julius-on-censorship

Video of the Day

[24]YouTube Copyright School
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/videos/youtube-copyright-school

YouTube users who post copyright stuff will henceforth have to watch this
  video. Luckily, it's a fun video

Quote of the Day

[25]Amy Knight, on Russia
    Links:
      25. http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2011/apr/14/russia-opposition-putin-corruption

"In a new poll conducted by the Russian Public Opinion Research Center, 61
    percent of respondents said they take no interest in politics or public
    life, up from 39 percent in 2007"

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