Newsletter 308


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[1]The Lazarus File
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/lOmfwE

Matthew McGough | Atlantic | 9 May 2011

In 1986, a nurse was murdered in LA. There were no suspects. More than 20
  years later, advances in forensic science persuaded police to re-examine the
  case. When they did, they found themselves facing a most unlikely murder
  suspect [2]Comments
    Links:
      2. http://thebrowser.com/articles/lazarus-file

[3]Here Be Monsters
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/l72few

Michael Finkel | GQ | 9 May 2011

Epic tale of three boys found in a dinghy in the middle of the Pacific.
  "They had no food, no water, no clothing, no fishing gear, no life vests,
  and no first-aid kit. They were close to death. They had been missing for 51
  days" [4]Comments
    Links:
      4. http://thebrowser.com/articles/here-be-monsters

[5]Bin Laden's Poisonous Ideology Began To Wither On 9/11
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/lkurKL

Peter Bergen | New America Foundation | 9 May 2011

Superb political post-mortem on Bin Laden. Read the whole thing, but in
  brief: 9/11 ultimately counterproductive for Al-Qaeda. Its strategy proved
  faulty, ideology unpopular. In the Arab uprisings, AQ and jihadism are
  nowhere [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/bin-ladens-poisonous-ideology-began-wither-911

[7]The Coming Euro Crack-Up
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/l3dJX6

Irwin Stelzer | Weekly Standard | 9 May 2011

"The European project won’t go quietly into the night. But it might go
  noisily into the ashcan of history if the Germans decide they can't convert
  the Greeks into hard-working, tax-paying euro-citizens worthy of continuing
  handouts" [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/coming-euro-crack

[9]Next 10 Years Will Be Great For Both Founders And VCs
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/mKjLn7

William Quigley | Techcrunch | 8 May 2011

Leading VC's historical analysis of tech stocks shows most money made by
  public shareholders. But in future "so-called easy money will be earned
  before a company goes public. This is a radical shift from earlier
  technology cycles" [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/next-10-years-will-be-great-both-founders-and-vcs

[11]How An Italian Pilot Began The Air War Era
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/kM27qf

Alan Johnston | BBC | 10 May 2011

In Libya, almost exactly a century ago, a young Italian pilot carried out
  the first ever air raid. His extraordinary letters home begin: "Today two
  boxes of bombs arrived. We are expected to throw them from our planes"
  [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-italian-pilot-began-air-war-era

FiveBooks Interview

[13]David Soskin on the Internet
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-soskin-on-internet

The co-founder and former chief executive of the website Cheapflights tells
  us what (not) to do to succeed online, and how to learn from Google and
  Facebook

Featured Topic

[14]Mind And Brain
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/topics/mind

Everything you wanted - or didn't want - to know about your mind. From how
  many friends your brain can cope with, to experts discussing consciousness
  and mental illness

Reader Recommendations

@[15]janetprensky Inspiring @[16]BostonGlobe story on the Cummings - they r
  the Anti-Trumps and the Anti-Madoffs. Bravo!
  [17]tinyurl.com/6439jkt #[18]browsings
    Links:
      15. http://twitter.com/janetprensky
      16. http://twitter.com/BostonGlobe
      17. http://tinyurl.com/6439jkt
      18. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings

Book of the Day

[19]On Black Sisters Street by Chika Unigwe
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/black-sisters-street-by

[20]Ellah  Allfrey says: "Four African prostitutes, sharing a house in
  Antwerp, tell the often harrowing stories of their lives"
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/ellah-allfrey-on-diaspora

Video of the Day

[21]Meltdown
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/videos/meltdown

It's like "Toy Story". With food. Inside the fridge. Leftovers battle for
  their lives

Quote of the Day

[22]Edwin Heathcote, on Dubai
    Links:
      22. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/dd9bba18-769c-11e0-bd5d-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1LpkdgTGh

"It has spent its history announcing its arrival but hasn’t a clue what to
    do when it gets there"

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