Newsletter 289


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[1]Meet Dr. Doom
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/eSYDGC

David Marchese | Spin | 11 April 2011

Profile of Bobby Liebling, 57, wild-eyed lead singer of pioneering
  heavy-metal band Pentagram. After 40 years of failure—"due to bad luck,
  worse timing, and Liebling's being a world-class fuckup"—the world is coming
  their way [2]Comments
    Links:
      2. http://thebrowser.com/articles/meet-dr-doom

[3]Friendly Fight: A Smarter Way To Say 'I'm Angry'
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/hy6WRd

Elizabeth Bernstein | WSJ | 16 April 2011

In times of stress, do you button it or lose it? Both approaches have their
  flaws. Useful piece on constructive communication of anger in relationships.
  The challenge: remembering this article's diagrams in the heat of the moment
  [4]Comments
    Links:
      4. http://thebrowser.com/articles/elizabeth-bernstein-wsj-16th-april-2011

[5]The Science Of Why We Don't Believe Science
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/eOBNuD

Chris Mooney | Mother Jones | 18 April 2011

Important, fascinating, article on science denial and how our brains have a
  tendency to reject threatening information. "Expecting people to be
  convinced by the facts flies in the face of, you know, the facts"
  [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/science-why-we-dont-believe-science

[7]I Escaped From Auschwitz
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/hWc8Oq

Homa Khaleeli | Guardian | 11 April 2011

Kazimierz Piechowski, 91, was one of only 144 prisoners to break out of the
  death camp. He and three others stole the commandant's car. That was when
  the Nazis began tattooing inmates with prison numbers, for easier recapture
  [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/i-escaped-auschwitz

[9]The Rajneeshee Commune
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/dHHJ0p

Les Zaitz | The Oregonian | 14 April 2011

Five-part retrospective on "a nearly unbelievable chapter of Oregon
  history". Indian guru gathered 2,000 followers on remote ranch, where they
  tried to incorporate their own city, plotted murder and terrorism, poisoned
  700 people [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/rajneeshee-commune

[11]Meet America's Oldest Minor Leaguer
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/hERmcp

Ryan O'Hanlon | Good Men Project | 19 April 2011

The minors are a proving ground for young men on the way to the big leagues;
  or a temporary spot for established players to re-hone skills, come back
  from injury. But for Andy Tracy, 37, married for 10 years, two kids, it's
  home [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/meet-americas-oldest-minor-leaguer

FiveBooks Interview

[13]Robert Lane Greene on Language and the Mind
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/robert-lane-greene-on-language-and-mind

_Economist_  correspondent  and  author  discusses  "grammar  grouches",
  linguistic evolution, and why the world looks different in other languages

Featured Topic

[14]Film
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/topics/film

What do film directors read? Is screenwriting literature? What are the best
  Indian films? Is there fame in film subtitling? Our experts and editors have
  the answers. For the film buff who browses ...

Reader Recommendations

_@PaulGoodbrand_ Steven Baxter on character of debate on UK voting reform in
  the Staggers blog [15]tinyurl.com/3eyp9o6 [16]#browsings
    Links:
      15. http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/steven-baxter/2011/04/race-understand-match-vote
      16. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings

Book of the Day

[17]The Diaries of Evelyn Waugh
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/diaries-evelyn-waugh-by-michael-davie-editor

[18]Timothy Garton Ash says: “A lot of it is about the absolutely amazing
  quantities that he drank. It’s full of hugely politically incorrect and
  almost self-parodic episodes but it’s also brilliant at catching the moment
  that life is turned into art.”
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/timothy-garton-ash-on-history-present

Video of the Day

[19]State Of The Internet
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/videos/state-internet

A post-modern power-point. To tell you that it's big, and getting bigger. In
  case you hadn't noticed.

Quote of the Day

[20]Bruce Chatwin, on Russia
    Links:
      20. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/27/books/review/Mallon-t.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

"Most traditional Russian hospitality is a deep-seated desire to see
    foreigners drunk"

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