Newsletter 302


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

[1]The Last Post
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/jKyLE6

Derek Miller | Penmachine | 4 May 2011

"Here it is. I'm dead, and this is my last post to my blog. I died in
  Burnaby on May 3, 2011, age 41, of complications from stage-four metastatic
  colorectal cancer. We all knew this was coming. Derek doesn't exist anymore"
  [2]Comments
    Links:
      2. http://thebrowser.com/articles/last-post

[3]Why The Numbers Game Is Bad For Our Kids
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/mCSS3X

Mr N | An Urban Teacher's Education | 2 May 2011

Children learn about science by building mousetrap cars, not memorising
  vocabulary. Super blogpost by LA biology teacher blasting unhelpful,
  misleading "Teach for America" tests. Thanks to Emily Skehan for the emailed
  recommendation [4]Comments
    Links:
      4. http://thebrowser.com/articles/why-numbers-game-bad-our-kids

[5]Really Virtual FAQ
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/lOgvfX

Sohaib Athar | Really Virtual | 5 May 2011

Abbottabad resident who unknowingly live-tweeted Bin Laden raid introduces
  himself. "I am writing this FAQ to save everyone’s time (but especially
  mine), and to answer the (mostly redundant) questions that I am receiving
  via email" [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/really-virtual-faq

[7]Obituary: Colonel Albert Bachmann
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/mQcqit

Anonymous | Telegraph | 4 May 2011

"Mustachioed, pipe-smoking and blessed with an ability to wreak havoc within
  his own organisation, Bachmann’s resemblance to Inspector Clouseau was
  striking. He reduced the Swiss intelligence agency to a state bordering on
  chaos" [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/obituary-colonel-albert-bachmann

[9]To The Heart, Through The Stomach
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/kkmrcN

Roger Ebert | Journal | 4 May 2011

"I am one of about 350,000 Americans with a feeding tube. Six times a day, a
  can of liquid food is dripped into me from a plastic bag on a pole." It's a
  quiet, efficient way of eating. But generally, other people prefer not to
  watch [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/heart-through-stomach

[11]The Last Two Veterans Of WWI
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/ksuLwV

Evan Fleischer | The Awl | 3 May 2011

About 65 million participated; nearly 10 million were killed. From that most
  desperate of conflicts the last two veterans of any nation to remain were
  Claude Choules (d 5/5/2011) and Florence Green. A touching, discursive
  tribute [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/last-two-veterans-wwi

FiveBooks Interview

[13]James Shapiro on Shakespeare biographies
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/james-shapiro-on-shakespeare-biographies

Writing a traditional biography of Shakespeare is impossible, says acclaimed
  Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro. But here he selects the best five books
  that tackle the life of the Bard

Featured Topic

[14]Crime & Thriller Writing
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/topics/crime-writing

Leading writers discuss their genre and select their top five essential
  reads, plus selected articles on the murky world of thrillers and whodunnits

Reader Recommendations

_@[15]polit2k_ Letter  from  China:  Did a Chinese Oil Executive Consume
  $243,604 in Booze?: The New Yorker - [16]goo.gl/07O0s [17]#browsings
    Links:
      15. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      16. http://goo.gl/07O0s
      17. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings

Book of the Day

[18]Beautiful Thing: Inside the Secret World of Bombay’s Dance Bars by Sonia
Faleiro
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/beautiful-thing-inside-secret-world-bombay’s-dance-bars-by-sonia-faleiro

_[19]Patrick  French says:_ "This book really shows the sex trade from a
  woman’s perspective in a way that is very rarely written about. But it’s
  also a lot more than that"
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/patrick-french-on-india

Video of the Day

[20]War School
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/videos/war-school

From the vaults. But well worth another look. Hang in for the twist around
  the 5' mark

Quote of the Day

[21]Ronald Dworkin, on living well
    Links:
      21. http://blog.talkingphilosophy.com/?p=2739

"If we manage to lead a good life well, we create something more. We write
    a subscript to our mortality. We make our lives tiny diamonds in the
    cosmic sands”

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